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Kubernetes is a Platform for building Platforms

Kelsey Hightower stated already in 2017, that Kubernetes is not a Platform by itself, but rather a better way to start to build a platform. But what does that really mean? From my point of view, this means that Kubernetes is a platform that provides a core abstraction- and Service  layer for cloud-native applications to […]

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Adorning myself with borrowed plums on Leadership, Empathy, Perspective, Millenials an the Infinite Game

There are times when things are said, told, explained in a way you cannot improve nor make it more meaningful. Hence, in the “borrowed plums” category I start sharing with you things that impressed and influenced me and my thinking in relevant ways. One speaker that is inspiring me to see and observe the world […]

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Demystifying Kubernetes Adoption

Adopting Kubernetes in an Enterprise is a daunting task. In this series of articles I am trying to give you an opinionated view on what you might need to consider when you are in the middle of rolling out Kubernetes within your organisation. Whether you are a developer or an IT operator, I am trying […]

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How to accelerate your journey to cloud

loose coupling to surrounding services to have more flexibility in the actual move of applications. Containerize your applications to have them more portable. Switch your test data as much as possible to synthetic data to have less legal and security hurdles. Standardize and automated your testing approach to have better verification possibilities. Beside that automated QA will be one of the major drivers in your business case.

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Five tips for successfully dealing with challenging periods in your career

In my article “Five lessons learned on leadership in an Open Organization” I described my personal journey of moving into my first people management role at Red Hat. I also shared some of my best practices around leadership and approaches towards making a team successful in an Open Organization. Back then, I could not believe […]

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How to scale knowledge transfer and keep your daily business

In this document I describe one possible approach to scale the knowledge around a new technology into the organisation. I will show a way which is flexible enough to meet the personal needs. But which is managed enough to not leave people alone. And shield your staff from the daily business but on the other side avoid an impact to it.

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A Primer on Digital Sovereignty & Open Source

We explore Open Source as a Strategic Framework and how it is genuinely addressing Digital Sovereignty at various levels

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A Primer on Digital Sovereignty & Open Source

Part I of II – Exploring the Digital Sovereignty narrative Motivation and authority on the matter  For 3 decades I have been into Enterprise IT, designing, implementing and maintaining solutions at various layers of the “Digital Stack”. I did so always with a full life cycle perspective in mind and have lived and learned through […]

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Bobbycar Part 1- Building a cloud-native IoT architecture with modern Red Hat technologies

Introduction In this article series we are going to build together a sample cloud-native IoT architecture, called Bobbycar, based on the Red Hat OpenShift Container platform and a lot of other relevant technologies. The first part of the series should provide you with the necessary background on IoT-, Edge- and Cloud Computing and also briefly […]

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From Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy to Business Infrastructure as a Platform – Part II of II

It is still about you: 
We want to expand our view from the discussed question in Part I on:
How you can ensure that you establish a good, long term strategy for your business
to:
how to build a solid foundation that matches your individual business model, providing just the right level of standardisation & Freedom in implementing business processes and IT.

Now, In part II We’ll Extend and finalise the framework, that intends to help you how a Business-IT Platform could look like with focus to to adjust your individual investments in that area to the optimal level.