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Skills and security continue to cloud the promise of cloud-native platforms


Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Forbes Insights, IDC, and Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. The KubeCon and CloudNativeCon events just wrapped up in Europe, and one thing has become clear: the opportunities are outpacing organizations' ability to leverage its potential advantages. Keith Townsend, who attended the conference, observed in a tweet that "talent and education is the number one challenge. I currently don't see a workable way to migrate thousands of apps without loads of resources. Information technology gets more complex every day, and there is no shortage of demand for monitoring and automation capabilities the build and manage systems. Cloud-native platforms are seen as remedies for not only improved maintenance, monitoring, and automation, but also for modernizing ...

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As a result, all major cloud providers are either offering or promising to offer Kubernetes options that run on-premises and in multiple clouds. While Kubernetes is making the cloud more open, cloud providers are trying to become "stickier" with more vertical integration. From database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to AI/ML services, the cloud providers are offering options that make it easier and faster to code. Organizations should not take a "one size fits all" approach to the cloud. For applications and environments that can scale quickly, Kubernetes may be the right option. For stable applications, leveraging DBaaS and built-in AI/ML could be the perfect solution. For infrastructure services, SaaS offerings may be the optimal approach. The number of options will increase, so create basic business guidelines for your teams.

Oracle moves to exploit emerging tech in SA


Global enterprise software giant Oracle will up the delivery of emerging technologies in the South African market as most local businesses are proceeding with their digital transformation initiatives. So says Arun Khehar, Oracle's senior vice-president for applications sales for the Eastern Central Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In an e-mail interview with ITWeb, Khehar said the world of business is changing at an unimaginable rate. Emerging technologies are changing the way companies do business at every level, across every function, he notes. These technologies have the ability to learn and adapt and change, giving the organisation the space it needs to focus on its core business and growth." According to Khehar, the adoption of cloud technology has come around far quicker than anyone anticipated. "In South Africa, we are seeing the transformation at CEO level in favour of cloud adoption, in particular hybrid solutions.