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.


Health care welcomes the cloud, as resistance crumbles

New IT leadership is helping more and more health care providers move to the cloud

AWS squares up against Google in the Docker war

Docker is too new to get massive enterprise adoption, but Amazon joins Google in providing the technology for when that time comes

Amazon Web Services cracks open the door to hybrid clouds

Its public cloud focus intact, Amazon nonetheless is making on-premises integration part of the official story

You should listen to that annoying cloud skeptic

Hyped technology, including the cloud, tends to be used where it does not belong. Naysayers help you avoid that mistake

Google gets a jump on Microsoft and Amazon with Container Engine

Google ups its Docker game and strikes first in the container race, ahead of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services

Do the math: The true cost of cloud computing

And show your work -- otherwise, hidden and overlooked expenses can overwhelm your cloud computing budget

SSD storage is the future of the cloud

For many workloads, high-IOPS SSDs in the cloud will bring real performance benefits, with Google leading the charge

Amazon's losses shouldn't detract from AWS

Recent poor earnings at Amazon.com have raised questions about continued investment in AWS -- ignore that short-term mentality

It's pointless to define cloud computing

ISO joins the list of organizations looking to define cloud computing for the industry -- but it doesn't matter

Devops has moved out of the cloud

The cloud is a natural venue for taking advantage of devops -- but you shouldn't stop there

You can rise with public clouds or sink with private

How's the private cloud working for your enterprise? Maybe it's time to take another look at public clouds

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