Docker and the Mainframe

Docker and Z Systems – Now I’ve heard it all! If you were paying attention at the announce of the new z13 processor, you might have noticed that IBM announced that they have Docker containers working on z Systems now. If you read https://www.business-cloud.com/articles/news/ibm-puts-mainframe-centre-stage-z13-launch, you’ll see some of the key opportunities that Docker unlocks for both existing mainframe customers and new candidates, like service providers – and a few challenges as well like pricing. What is notable now is that the paradigm that most application developers are gravitating towards will now enable simpler deployment of those new applications on the … Continue reading Docker and the Mainframe

Enterprise Clouds and the MSP

The maturation of the Cloud Computing market continues to accelerate and so ubiquitous is the spread of workloads across all dimensions of the Cloud that one could argue that Cloud has become the new way of saying IT infrastructure. As is often the case with mature markets, commoditization has also accelerated and is impacting even the largest hyperscale providers, as evidenced by the recent decision by Rackspace to exit the IaaS segment in favor of the more profitable managed services opportunity. This decision is one being faced by other MSPs/CSPs as they look for ways to differentiate themselves and ensure … Continue reading Enterprise Clouds and the MSP