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Data and Storage

Five inspirational design patterns for your next cloud project

Every company that is in the process to migrate its application(s) to the cloud faces challenges on multiple ends. Since a simple "lift and shift" approach would not always satisfy the business' needs, those companies need to refactor their applications and infrastructure components to fit the best cloud solution....

These organizational challenges hamper your Cloud migration efforts

Often, companies who migrate their applications to the cloud focus heavily on the technical aspects. Due to the fact that the technical issues can be immense, they might ignore or underestimate the organizational challenges. Translating the vision to concrete projects and actions heavily depend on the organizational power to...

GitPod is the new developer experience

Just some phrases from the Gitpod website: "Select project, start coding", "Works on my machine - and yours", "Always ready to code.". Those statements make you curious. What's it all about and what should you know about it? GitPod is the new local developer experience. Suppose you have a...

Why VEX documents are relevant to your security strategy

Companies increasingly adopt fast-paced security-related processes to their software supply chain. The sheer number of security tools makes it pretty easy to scan every artifact that travels through the CI/CD pipelines from development to production. Yet the number of security warnings, misconfigurations, and run-time events demand time and effort...

Devoxx Antwerp 2022 – for developers by developers

Just before the summer, we wrote about the great tech conferences which started (again) after the Covid period. At that time of writing, it was not 100% sure that every conference would actually be held in a physical form. Devoxx was one of them. Things worked out well, the...

GitOps security topics you must address

GitOps quickly becomes the de-facto standard for DevOps teams to build, test and release software. Previously, there were some articles about GitOps itself published on Amazic. Therefore, please refer to the article about the GitOps pipeline and GitOps adoption by cloud vendors. With the rise of GitOps and "pushing...

The need to know of Kubernetes auditing

Containers are the de-facto standard nowadays to run your applications. Kubernetes is the number one platform to orchestrate them. CI/CD pipelines as well as cloud-native services put an extra layer of complexity alongside persistent storage and (container) networking. All of these aspects need to work together to serve your...

These Cloud and DevOps certificates boost your IT skills

What is the difference between an expert and someone who created a profession out of his/her hobby? Someone told me: "an expert is someone who knows why things are done in a certain way. From an IT perspective, experts know why a certain system or application has been designed...

Key Business IT alignment criteria to strengthen your business strategy

Key Business IT alignment criteria to strengthen your business strategy In every organization, it’s crucial that their business goals follow the mission and vision of the company. The business strategy needs to be executed by running projects and activities to support this, otherwise, it’s like a dead letter. Companies that...

Useful techniques to boost your cloud storage performance

Cloud computing gives you the flexibility to host your business service the way you want it. You can choose from an IaaS, a PaaS or SaaS solution, as well as a combination of those. The same is true for your storage needs. Whatever solution you choose, performance problems can...