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.
Christmas comes early this year with the arrival of the latest version of UForge AppCenter, bringing you a bumper pack of new features and functionality. We've put a stake in the ground for supporting Docker, as you'll have seen from our previous blog posts. This release also includes a brand new plugin service for our enterprise partners that fundamentally changes how UForge AppCenter can be integrated with 3rd party services; and we've given our user interface a facelift.
This is the second in our series of Docker blog posts. The first post, by James our CTO, focused on why UShareSoft for Docker software governance and transparency. In this post, we'll tell you exactly how to build a Docker base image using our tools.
By a base image, we mean a machine image containing just the necessary bits required to launch your container image. You can do this in two ways: using our UForgeNow SaaS platform, or using hammr, an open source tool for creating machine images for different environments from a single configuration file.