Since our new UForge Migration service launched a couple of years ago, we've developed a certain amount of expertise in the nuts and bolts of moving your workloads to the cloud, or between clouds. We make no claim to address all your workload migration challenges, of course. When you're looking at a full analysis of all your datacenter applications, for example, then companies like our parent company, Fujitsu, provide great services to help you through. Once that's done, however, Fujitsu teams will be using UForge Migration and other tools to actually migrate the applications.
However, we do understand what our customers are looking for when they migrate to cloud, and the sorts of approaches they can take. CTO James Weir, recently authored a blog post outlining three potential approaches you can take to cloud workload migration within a hybrid IT environment, and the pros and cons of each.
Read the full post here.
Last week, the UShareSoft team attended the Parisian leg of Fujitsu's World Tour, a great event around the theme of "Human Centric Innovation in Action".
Hybrid IT adoption continues to grow at an exponential pace. 15% of large enterprises already have a Hybrid environment in place, according to Gartner’s emerging technologies Hype Cycle, with that figure set to grow significantly in the next two to five years.
Enterprises are looking to take advantage of the agility benefits of new fast IT environments without sacrificing the control and security they have come to expect from traditional robust IT datacentres.
Bridging the gap between old and new is the key to headache-free Hybrid IT implementation, but that process inevitably presents a number of significant challenges.
Following Elaine's recent post on supported operating systems in the latest UForge AppCenter 3.6 release, here's a quick recap of the supported output formats (cloud, virtual and physical).
We're wrapping up a great week here at UShareSoft. On Tuesday we announced that the company has been acquired by the Fujitsu Group, who will be integrating our UForge platform into their Cloud Service K5, part of the Digital Business MetaArc platform. Additionally, UShareSoft will be leading Fujitsu's new European cloud services R&D center to help drive the company's global cloud business.
Read the full press release here.
On the same day, UShareSoft's hammr project, also won the 2015 OW2 Innovation Award at this years Annual Conference. hammr is an open source command line tool, based on Python, for creating repeatable machine images for hybrid cloud from a single configuration file.
We're very proud of the team that develop hammr, which has already been integrated into AppHub, the European open source marketplace, and will enable OW2 projects to easily include their software in the OW2 Market Place, by providing ready-to-use templates that include operating system packages, configuration logic, other required software and of course, the OW2 project itself.
You can find out more about hammr and the team, and download it from www.hammr.io. Use it, contribute and let us know what you think.