David Linthicum

Columnist

David S. Linthicum is SVP at Cloud Technology Partners and an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader. Dave has authored 13 books on computing, the latest of which is "Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise, a Step-by-Step Approach." Dave’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. He keynotes leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, enterprise application integration, and enterprise architecture. Dave writes the Cloud Computing blog for InfoWorld.


The feds are putting your tax dollars to work in the cloud

Cloud providers should copy the National Science Foundation's efforts to enable experimentation with cloud architectures, apps

CloudStack, losing to OpenStack, takes its ball and goes home

A major reorg at Citrix tells us the cloud platform will be rethought and perhaps rerouted in a new direction

Celebrities get phished, but the cloud gets blamed

No system is perfectly secure, but the fact is the cloud is more secure than on-premises systems

Suffering from cloud contention? It's not the cloud's fault

Is your cloud too crowded to meet your required workload responsiveness? Actually, you may have a bad cloud provider

How Microsoft could beat Google and even AWS to lead the cloud

Of the three main public cloud contenders, Microsoft has the most baggage, the most to lose, and the most to gain

Free beer! Now Amazon has cloud developers' attention

The AWS pop-up loft in San Francisco is the latest indication that cloud developers are a hot commodity -- and have choices

Dark skies hang over midtier cloud providers

Top cloud vendors have the cash to grow their dominance, and small fry can align to a top provider. But those in between?

Wyoming, a cloud leader? Take notes, America

Don't think of Wyoming as a special case -- citizens of all states would benefit from government's cloud shift

Choosing a cloud provider? Follow the happy employees

Look at employee satisfaction numbers when you're choosing a cloud provider -- happy employees do better work

Caution: Cloud brokers may not deliver what you expect

The multicloud approach can simplify management of disparate clouds, but it won't give you portability

Try again, cloud contenders: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have won

IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers, which now need to find new specialties or call it quits

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