Our Thinking  |  Platform

Cloud Engineering

Breaking down the key elements that underpin a robust platform and cloud strategy. Fresh insight from those who’ve been and there done it in the enterprise.

Platform

Our latest thinking

Writing Envoy filters in Rust with WebAssembly

Istio recently released version 1.5, and one of the major changes in it is the deprecation of Mixer in favour of WebAssembly Envoy filters. If none of that sentence made sense to ...

[On Demand Webinar] Next-gen cloud connectivity: The evolution of NATS

We don’t often talk about a specific technology. However, NATS needed its own event due to the scale of its impact.  NATS offers organisations an opportunity to replace ...

[White paper] Multi-cloud platforms are here

The use of WebAssembly server-side is contributing to a major revolution in platform design, moving us beyond (or above) the cloud as a destination. Coupled with products like ...

8 guiding principles for your tech strategy

How do we make agile technology choices – especially those ones where we have relatively little information to use as input but our decision is likely to have a big impact on what ...

What is Infrastructure as Code (IaC)?

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) refers to the definition and management of IT infrastructure (e.g. networks, virtual machines, load balancers, firewalls, etc.) in a declarative ...

Microplatforms. The best enabler of continuous deployment ever

Extremely high levels of automation in the area of infrastructure provisioning and container orchestration have recently enabled a capability we are calling microplatforms - ...

Can API Products help grow your customer base?

  It’s the playbook of tight vertical integration – famously catapulting Apple to the top of the stock market time and again. The thinking goes like this: the more of the stack ...

Working in the open with the FutureNHS platform

When Red Badger first started working with the NHS on the next version of their collaboration platform, FutureNHS, we were incredibly excited by the opportunity to have an impact ...

NHS England partners with Red Badger

We’re so proud to announce that we’ll be working with NHS England & NHS Improvement to design and build the next version of their collaboration platform, FutureNHS. FutureNHS ...

How to use Rust to build networked services

Here’s why it’s worth using Rust to build networked services Meet Ferris, the friendly rustacean. Rust has evolved to the point where it’s now a good choice for building networked ...

How continuous deployment boosts productivity beyond your tech team

Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) are well-known practices which are become more widely used by tech teams to deliver software.  Quite often, however, these ...

Introducing microplatforms: deploying microservices as a monolith

It’s really sweet when several ideas, executed together, combine to be greater than the sum of their parts. You will know that the microservices pattern is very popular right now. ...

Using docker containers for immutable Infrastructure as Code

Developers and operators came together in the DevOps revolution. Now a new boundary - Docker Containers - delineates these disciplines in a way that allows each to concentrate on ...

Are you looking to build a digital platform?