What are the latest trends in cloud computing? We discuss the influence of Blockchain, IoT, AI, Containers, Hybrid Cloud, Serverless and more.
The potential of blockchain and the cloud
This article is not here to teach you about blockchain, but to offer a glimpse into the potential of blockchain in/and/on the cloud. A blockchain is a distributed, write-once-read-only (“WORO”) database that leverages tokens. Blockchain is sometimes designated as a potential future protocol, as TCP/IP once was. More often than not can we read comparisons […]
Avoid Repeat Mistakes with Cloud Native Adoption
As enterprises start to embrace cloud native solutions linked to real-time analytics, AI/ML, serverless and blockchain use cases, they need to avoid repeating the same mistakes that were made when migrating applications from on-premise to cloud. It is probably fair to say that many enterprises have started or are well into their journey of cloud […]
The Future Of Voice: Part 2
Following on from Part 1, Neil Stewart, Cloud Systems Developer Lead at Cloudreach, shares his thoughts on how the future of Voice could affect our everyday lives. Neil has been working with Amazon Alexa development for the past 2 years and has some great ideas on where voice technology could go next with a bit […]
The Future Of Voice: Part 1
Voice technologies are everywhere. You can’t avoid seeing someone using voice for “something”, whether that be a five year old playing their favourite music on an Echo, or an adult in a pub settling a debate via smartphone. We decided to put together a series of blog posts commenting on the future of voice technology. […]
Blackstone + Cloudreach – a year on
What a difference a year makes. I’m writing these lines on a transatlantic flight (there’s no better place to find some uninterrupted time!) after some reflection on past and future. I also just realised I wrote this article over a year ago already. Looking back at the 14th February 2017 (what an unusual Valentine’s gift), […]
Are we about to experience a big change in the developer role?
Developers are creative people that want to be mentally stimulated. With developments in Cloud Computing, the job role is changing a lot and we’re expecting code generation to have a big impact on how developers work. How will they feel about this? Developers have been creating software since the beginning of the computer age, and […]
Bridging Multi Cloud Deployments with Kubernetes
A Global Cloud Professional Services Company working with another Global Professional Services Company on bridging multi cloud deployments with Kubernetes… What could possibly go wrong? Might we all get stuck aimlessly in workshops evaluating the hundreds of tools available on the market only to reach a stalemate? Might we spend so much time evaluating tools […]
Blockchain – Revolution, or just another database?
Things continue apace at Cloudy Towers, and as a result I’m somewhat slower at blog writing this year. Today’s topic was inspired a little by my colleague Mike Mandeville, who presented on all things blockchain at our annual kick off event in Lisbon earlier this month. Sadly I missed his presentation, but the buzz surrounding […]
Cloud Computing: Waves
Technology tends to progress in cycles and contained in those cycles distinct waves of progress form. Cloud computing, the current “it” technology has been building like a storm for the past decade. Public, Private and Hybrid cloud computing offerings are leading the way for companies to expand their quest to get more for less. The […]