Hands On Tech: Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the management of infrastructure (networks, virtual machines, load balancers, and connection topology) through machine-readable definition files, rather than a physical hardware configuration. GigaOm Analyst Michael Levan is currently conducting research on IaC testing, an emerging sector that brings the benefits of software testing to the infrastructure management space. IaC testing…

Becoming a Learning Company: Why Boosting Training is Just as Important as Operations

In the highly competitive and skilled world of enterprise IT, continued technology training has always been a huge part of career development. The recent massive shift to remote work combined with the continued democratization of learning platforms is enabling a whole generation to find the training it needs online, anytime, and from anywhere. What does…

Citizen Code: The Promise of Low-Code and No-Code Platforms

There’s a lot of buzz lately around platforms designed to make building, designing, and launching applications easier and more accessible for people with little or no expertise in coding. These low-code and no-code platforms are being heralded as a way for professional developers to deliver apps with less constraints and with a quicker turnaround time….

Why We Need Cloud-Native Data Protection

All enterprises were already using cloud computing in one way or the other when the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly accelerated the migration of additional workloads to the public cloud. There are multiple reasons for this. From the technical point of view the flexibility and agility provided by the cloud can’t be matched by an on-premises infrastructure,…

GigaOm CEO: Cloud’s Hidden Complexity

While the CEO or CTO often drives the digital transformation effort at most companies, last year it was COVID-19, not the executive suite, that effectively called the shots in making it happen. But even as the impacts of the pandemic wane—at least in the United States and more slowly in Europe—the transformation is ongoing, and…

A Question for Kubernetes: Enabling Data Storage

In a rapidly changing and unpredictable enterprise technology landscape, flexibility rules the day. That’s why businesses of all sizes are embracing hybrid cloud strategies for data and application mobility and agility. Enter Kubernetes, a portable, extensible, open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services. In the latest GigaOm research report, Key Criteria for Evaluating Kubernetes…

Poised for Growth: GigaOm CEO on What Tech is Next

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are redefining the enterprise IT landscape, as across verticals see the potential for AI and ML to automate repetitive tasks and solve complex problems. But just how far does the potential of AI/ML reach? GigaOm co-founder and CEO Ben Book recently appeared on an episode of the 7investing…