What You Need to Know About Emerging Architectures for Digital Transformation

first_imgWe are seeing through many real-world examples that business technology has been the backbone of successful digital transformations of organizations. In this blog, I plan to write about emerging cloud native architecture and IT practices that are helping enterprises transform their business operations. The term Cloud Native encompasses modern ways of efficiently building and managing technology organization at scale to deliver business’s digital services faster.While traditional applications built upon monolithic architectures have their own advantages like simpler design, testing and debugging, they suffer when elastic scalability and application agility are required. Monolithic applications tend to have different application components tightly-coupled; due to the risks involved in updating the monolithic applications, IT teams resorted to infrequent feature upgrades, driving end-users and developers away.In the pre-smartphone era, the benefits of building monolithic architectures of applications and infrastructure outweighed their shortcomings. But, the advent of smartphones and their impacts on consumer behaviors are making organizations rethink about how they build and operate their applications or business services. Every business now wants to meet, serve and grow its customers where they are – mobile.As highlighted above, microservices-based architecture allowed splitting up of application into smaller manageable services, which can be developed, deployed and scaled independent of each other. Building applications with microservices architecture improves developer productivity, simplifies application life cycle, and increases scalability in an efficient manner. Developers love it. As application updates are done frequently, end-users love it.Adoption of microservices is often accompanied by two other significant technology transformations that make the implementation of microservices feasible and scalable:Application Portability with ContainersContainer technologies such as Docker isolate software from the execution environments by allowing developers to package software including its dependencies.  Manual deployment of containers is not feasible when you start dealing with hundreds of containers and infrastructure nodes. Container scheduler and orchestration platforms such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, and Cloud Foundry enable IT Operators to easily deploy, scale and auto-heal services running in containers.Cloud Native InfrastructureMuch like monolithic applications, traditional infrastructures are rigid, expensive to own, complex to operate and inefficient to scale. Microservices-based application architectures require a transformative infrastructure approach in order to enable the hardware abstraction, elasticity and software-based automation.  So, what are some of the characteristics of a cloud native infrastructure?Cloud infrastructure is software-defined, hardware-agnostic and built upon industry standard hardware. Container Orchestrators will be able to easily match generic requests for compute, memory and storage made by application services only with industry standard hardware.Cloud native infrastructure is heavily virtualized, multi-tenant and elastically scalable. Elastic scalability without affecting the availability of services is of paramount importance in modern architectures. Only software based infrastructure solutions can enable the hardware abstraction and elastic expansion ‘on the fly’, allowing seamless life cycle operations of both hardware and software.The infrastructure must be programmable too with a RESTful API for easier integration into automated development, deployment and operations workflows. Modern IT teams that are practicing agile development and Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) should be able to integrate infrastructure resources easily into their workflows without manual intervention.What about data life cycle management for enterprise data? Cloud native and containers were a thing of stateless applications in the beginning. But, that’s rapidly changing. Stateful applications like databases can also benefit from better image management, runtime isolation and simplified life cycle operations offered by containers and container orchestrators (CO). Extensibility of container technology to data centric stateful applications requires a cloud native storage with enterprise features.Are you excited as we are about the cloud native transformation? Feel free to check out the white paper for more details on containerizing stateful applications with Dell EMC ScaleIO. Also, the {code} team at Dell Technologies has got a lot of tutorials to help you get started.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2018, Highlights, RR vs RCB: Rajasthan win by 30 runs, ends Bangalore’s hope of entering play-offs

first_img# Ajinkya Rahane: Definitely much needed victory for us. We knew 160 would be very difficult on this wicket. Credit goes to our bowlers. getting wickets in the middle overs was never easy. We felt Jofra at the top of the order could give us a positive start and our batting order would have looked deeper. It was more on focus on the things that we could control. Rahul’s innings at the top was magnificient. It is important to enjoy this win and stay calm. # Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal # Rajasthan Royals have won by 30 runs, crushing RCB’s hope of entering the play-offs.# 19.2 Overs: OUT! Siraj c Gowtham b Unadkat 14(12)# After 18 Overs, RCB are 128/9# 17.6 Overs: OUT! Southee c Gowtham b Unadkat 14(17)# After 17 Overs, RCB are 121/8# After 13 Overs, RCB are 98/6# After 7 Overs, RCB are 63/1# 2.5 Overs: OUT!  Kohli b Gowtham 4(9)# RR finish at 164/5, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 165 runs to win!# After 18 Overs, RR are 136/3# After 13 Overs, RR are 101/1# After 8 Overs, RR are 54/1# After 6 Overs, RR are 45/1# After 4 Overs, RR are 25/1# 1.4 Overs: Jofra Archer c Parthiv Patel b U Yadav 0(4)# After 1 Overs, RR are 2/0# Jofra Archer, Tripathi open for Rajasthan Royals New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals host Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur in the Indian Premier League.In a bid to grab the play-off spot, both RR and RCB are going neck to neck in what will be a fascinating tie for both teams and the supporters.Head to Head: RR 8 – 8 RCBHighlights: # Shreyas Gopal:  Obviously feels great. It feels even better that the team needed me and I performed. You can never have a set plan for someone like ABD. So, I was a bit shocked. There was a little bit of help from the wicket. I kept it at the wickets and relied on my googly and flipper. We are like brothers now. I keep picking his brains. There are a lot of things that I can learn from him. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img # Virat Kohli, RCB captain: “Yeah, it was a strange one. We were in a great position. 75/1, and the way we were bundled out wasn’t ideal. Someone like AB who can hit fours and sixes was knocking it around so the others didn’t support him and apply themselves properly. We needed more smart decision-making there. These things should be repeated by 5-6 guys in a row. We wanted to strengthen the middle-order which hasn’t happened, it hasn’t been our strength and we need to do that going into the next few seasons. We need to be smarter with composing our team. The responsibility cannot be taken up only by AB all the time # Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin # Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to bat last_img read more

Want to find out why football clubs are entering esports? Be at the Bunkr on July 20th

first_img GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Share Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 There are just nine days remaining until the inaugural Esports Insider Forum Series hosted at Fnatic’s very own Bunkr in Shoreditch, London.Esports Insider, a part of SBC Global, will welcome up to 80 professionals from the realm of esports as well as traditional sports with a panel examining just why football clubs are getting involved in the burgeoning world of esports on the evening of July 20th.Before attendees are loaded up with pizza and alcohol, the following all-star panel will discuss the topic at hand:Wouter Sleijffers, CEO of FnaticGary Taphouse, Sky Sports, talkSPORT and FIFA esports commentatorDavid Bytheway, VFB Wolfsburg FIFA professionalModerated by Ibrahim Taylor, CEO of FortauraFnatic, one of the world’s largest esports teams, has a partnership with AS Roma, whilst Bytheway was one of the first FIFA pros to hit the news by signing for a professional football club. Each speaker will bring unique insight and opinion on why football clubs are getting involved in esports and what the future may bring as they continue to invest and make moves in the space. A number of Premier League and Championship clubs have already confirmed their attendance on the 20th.After the formalities are done and dusted, attendees will enjoy a bite to eat and a tipple as those who fancy showcasing their FIFA skills enter the ESI tournament. The tournament is in partnership with SpecialEffect, a charity undertaking an array of great work. They will have a special area in the Bunkr to showcase the phenomenal work they do with a demo on hand for attendees to try out for themselves.The FIFA action will be brought to those in attendance live on a big screen with esteemed esports commentator and host Matt Andrews joined by his partner in crime Gary to bring the hype as the competition hots up. A prize will be on hand for the winner with all proceeds of tournament entry going to SpecialEffect in a donate what-you-like format.Gary TaphouseGary Taphouse told ESI: “As esports continues to become bigger and better we’ve naturally seen more and more sports clubs enter the fray. Whether it’s the full on approach of the likes of PSG or the FIFA approach exhibited by Manchester City and West Ham, there’s certainly no shortage of clubs getting involved.As someone who has worked on both sides, I’m excited to discuss and share opinions as to why esports is an appealing prospect to the traditional sports world. Then there’s the small matter of commentating on the best FIFA that Forum attendees have to offer — it should be a great evening!”Andrews commented: “I’m a big admirer of Special Effect, they make an amazing difference to people’s lives by giving them access to gaming. I’ve tried some of their equipment and it’s incredible. They’re also a charity who make every penny of their donations count. So thanks for asking me to commentate ESI, I’m honoured to help fundraise for them and we’re gonna have some fun!”Early bird tickets are completely sold out for the event and there’s limited availability for remaining tickets. Don’t delay and get yours here for £15 (excl VAT).If you’re away on the 20th, fear not, this is just the first in a now monthly event at Fnatic’s Bunkr.Anyone with any questions can contact [email protected] can stay up to date with the latest news about each Esports Insider Forum Series by following ESI on Twitter and signing up to the bi-weekly newsletter. Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020last_img read more