Wednesday, February 21, 2018

We’re Moving!

Back in September, we announced the exciting news that Datapipe has joined forces with Rackspace to create the world’s leader in multi-cloud managed services. Since then, the Datapipe and Rackspace teams have been hard at work to ensure a smooth integration, one that preserves each team’s best qualities and maintains the exceptional customer experience that both Datapipe and Rackspace customers have come to expect.

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Client Spotlight: Octo3

Today, as part of our ongoing client spotlight series, I’d like to shine a light on our partnership with Octo3. Octo3 is a Hong Kong-based financial technology company and a prime example of our global hybrid cloud capabilities. Octo3 specializes in the development and provision of next-generation payment services. The company has a suite of FinTech solutions including eCommerce payment gateways, payment terminal hosts, mobile point of sales, traditional point of sales, and mobile wallet solutions for payment service providers in Asia and around the globe.

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Client Spotlight: Kaldor

Customers demand security in today’s cloud landscape. A company’s infrastructure must be reliable in order to thrive—downtime, environments that aren’t backed up, and lackluster security are all unacceptable. Today, as part of our ongoing client spotlight series, we take a look at how the software house Kaldor has improved its content creation process thanks to the managed security controls of Datapipe.

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Client Spotlight: Hostels Club

If you’re a budget-conscious traveler, you may have heard of HostelsClub.com. HostelsClub.com is an online travel agency that offers online booking for over 39,000 quality and affordable vacation properties all over the world, including hostels, hotels, campsites, and apartments. The website has grown steadily since its inception in 1999 and currently receives over one million unique visitors per month. This growth, combined with the massive changes the online travel agency industry has experienced in recent years, meant that HostelsClub.com needed to reassess its IT infrastructure to stay competitive.

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Five Cloud Computing Trends to Look for in 2018

It feels like just yesterday we were toasting to the start of 2017, and it’s hard to believe it’s already come to an end. 2017 has been a particularly exciting year for Datapipe, as we announced that we were joining forces with Rackspace to create the world’s leader in multi-cloud managed services. And although 2017 certainly has been a year to remember, we’re looking forward to everything 2018 has in store – including advancements in cloud computing. Read on to see what we think will be the biggest trends in cloud computing this year.

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Edge Computing 101

As the number of devices built for the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, you’ve likely heard the term edge computing being used more frequently. With items like drones and advanced robots, these devices are increasing in their complexity. As a result, they require rapid processing of data. Can edge computing help enhance the speed at which data is transferred?

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The Best of the Best: Highlights from 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year, and we’re in a reflective mood here at Datapipe. We view our blog as a platform to provide Datapipe updates and our analysis on cloud computing’s hottest topics, and we’re extremely proud of it. To kick off 2018, we’d like to take a look back at some of our favorite blogs from the past year. Read on to revisit just a few of the topics we discussed in 2017.

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How DevOps Can Help Organizations Close the ‘IT Skills Gap’

The cloud computing industry moves forward at a lightning pace. A process that may have been considered an industry best practice a year ago could be considered passé today. This rapid rate of acceleration has created a gap between the skills demanded by employers and the skills present in the workforce, and this gap means that many organizations struggle to fill open positions in cloud computing, negatively impacting their ability to keep up with the speed of innovation.  

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The Shift to Containerization

If you’ve been paying attention to the software industry in recent years, you’ve likely heard a ton of buzz around “containers.” Today, most teams and developers are trying to build applications using this method, but why all the fuss?

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How to Prepare for the New EU General Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of rules for transactions that happen within EU member states that require organizations to protect the personal data and privacy of people. More than half of US organizations believe they’ll be fined due to the upcoming GDPR changes, according to an Ovum survey. That same report found two-thirds of businesses expect to have to change their global business strategies to account for these new data privacy regulations. The GDPR’s updated rules go into effect on May 25, 2018. Not complying with these regulations can have dire consequences, so make sure you understand the requirements and upcoming deadlines.

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Touring Equinix’s State-of-the-Art DC12 Data Center

Equinix has always been on the forefront of data center innovation, providing organizations with unparalleled interconnection opportunities. Recently, the company opened a new, state-of-the-art 57,800 square foot data center at its Ashburn, Virginia campus in Loudoun County, and we jumped at the chance to take a tour of the new facility.

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Webinar: Enabling Agile Development Through Automation and Microservices

Agile development allows teams to keep up with the increasing pace of user requests and developer innovations through the use of microservices and automation tools. Understanding and implementing these can help teams overcome traditional monolithic architectures and associated project methodologies which can slow down development.

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The Journey to (an Optimised) Cloud

Whether it’s leaving home for work or heading out on holiday, all journeys begin from somewhere. The journey to cloud is no different. Inside your corporate IT estate, you may already have a mix of legacy, traditional, virtualised or cloud-based solutions but are looking to move towards a more elastic and dynamic footprint. How do you achieve this? Within this post, I’ll give an overview of what the journey might look like, provide some markers to help along the way and explore what happens once you’ve reached your initial destination.

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Client Spotlight: Baozun

As the next in our series of client success stories, I’d like to take a look at the most recent case study posted to our site: Baozun. Baozun is a prime example of our global next generation managed services capabilities.

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