John Osborne, chief OpenShift architect for public sector at Red Hat, wrote in a Nextgov article published Friday that there are three approaches government agencies can implement to speed up and facilitate their migration to hybrid cloud and one is through the development of a “single repository of truth.”
“This repository will store not only application code and dependencies, but anything that is needed to build an environment from version control,” Osborne noted.
“Many times a single repository of truth will include things such as application code, database schemas, environment creation tools, scripts, automated tests, and even documentation and release notes.”
He called on agencies to adopt Kubernetes and other industry-standard application programming interfaces to streamline their transition to hybrid cloud environments and default to open with data through the use of APIs and open-source technologies.
“While these strategies are essential building blocks for hybrid and multicloud environments, ideally they are best practices that should be adopted regardless of your agency’s infrastructure,” Osborne added.