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As AT&Ts VP of Domain 2.0 architecture writes one aspect of their Domain 2.0 strategy is a goal to embrace a Microservices Application Architecture. One page 9 they describe how these envisage them fitting into the ECOMP architecture: "The initial steps of the recipes include a homing and placement task using constraints specified in the requests. ‘Homing and Placement' are micro-services involving orchestration, inventory, and controllers responsible for infrastructure, network, and application. The goal is to allow algorithms to use real-time network data and determine the most efficient use of available infrastructure capacity." This was a scenario industry expert Tom Nolle envisaged, and vendors like Ciena have re-engineered their telco platform offering accordingly. This last point highlights how they will interface with the DCAE big data smart management fram... (more)

Nike’s Journey to Microservices – Getting to Production Fast | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Microservices

Nike's Journey to Microservices - Getting to Production Fast By Neil McEvoy Nike is an organization that understands the shift driven by trends like the Internet of Things, where technology becomes an integral part of product value. Fitness is a key area where IoT wearable technologies combined with new apps will become differentiating factors that influence which new sports shoes and clothes we buy. Keynote Case Study Code red It’s therefore essential that the corporate IT team recognizes and keeps up with this shift, and how Nike is doing so is described in this video of their ... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model – How to Guide | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model - How to Guide By Neil McEvoy Introducing the ECMM – Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model Although we live in a new On Demand Economy defined by the likes of Uber, Airbnb, Facebook and Twitter among others, firms who clearly demonstrate that the strategic use of modern new technologies like Cloud and Mobile to generate huge increases in shareholder value, many still struggle with adoption and are failing to react to the competitive threat the trend represents. As this IDC report shows only 25% of organizations have repeatable strategies for Cloud adopti... (more)

Microservice Containers and Multi-Platform Development | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Microservice Containers and Multi-Platform Development By Neil McEvoy At the heart of the Cloud Native recipe is the shift to a ‘containerized microservices’ application architecture. This is a pretty fundamental shift in IT habits, embracing both the Docker-inspired container technology wave as well as a holistic transformation of how software is built too. So how do the two relate, what is the connection between employing containers for deployment and microservices for architecture? Microservice Containers Nate Slater, a Solution Architect with AWS Startups explores this questio... (more)

Key Points from 2015 - The Cloud's the Limit By @MonicaBrink | @CloudExpo #Cloud

iLand: Key Points from 2015 - The Cloud's the Limit By Monica Brink, EMEA Marketing Director, iland We are well into the first month of 2016, and many predictions from the cloud sector have started to reveal different trends that we may see over the next 12 months. In 2015 we saw IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service) growing 51 percent, with cloud firmly being pushed into the limelight. Looking to the future, there are many indications of what to expect in the year to come, including improvements to current-generation cloud environments as well as pri... (more)