‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

As giant tech companies compete, some are bullying customers to take sides. A multicloud strategy can help you stay out of their politics

06/23/17

This time, you can trust the cloud Magic Quadrant

This time, you can trust the cloud Magic Quadrant

Often, analysts’ vendor maps mislead enterprises in their technology choices, but this time IT can safely start with this vendor assessment

06/20/17

The 2 cloud security myths that must die

The 2 cloud security myths that must die

Too many people treat cloud security as a black-and-white proposition, which risks wasting lots of money or having security gaps—or both

06/16/17

3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

Companies are paying mad money for these cloud skills

06/13/17

Serverless computing: Don’t make the wrong choices

Serverless computing: Don’t make the wrong choices

Tools like Amazon Web Services’ AWS Lambda and Microsoft’s Azure Functions let you develop serverless applications, but too many developers use them on the wrong apps

06/09/17

CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing

CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing

CFOs are more likely to drive cloud adoption than CIOs are, to save money. That’s a painful political reality, but so what? It’s for the right cause

06/06/17

The 3 dumbest things enterprises do in the cloud

The 3 dumbest things enterprises do in the cloud

The enterprise move to the cloud is on. Don’t let these dumb mistakes trip up your migration

06/02/17

Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

If you skip doing cost governance and cost monitoring, any savings you get upfront will evaporate over time as your actual costs grow

05/30/17

Cray puts its supercomputer in the cloud

Cray puts its supercomputer in the cloud

Now that you can rent a Cray supercomputer as a cloud service, do you actually need it? For most, high-performance computing services make more sense

05/26/17

Make sense of edge computing vs. cloud computing

Make sense of edge computing vs. cloud computing

Edge computing will not replace cloud computing, though the two approaches can complement each other

05/23/17

Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

Thanks to CEO and board pressure, and the promise of cost savings, fearful CIOs can no longer ignore the inevitable

05/19/17

The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

Don’t believe the fairy tale that the cloud’s auto-provisioning and auto-scaling services make software perform better

05/16/17

Watch out for serverless computing’s blind spot

Watch out for serverless computing’s blind spot

Automatic provisioning of server resources is a great idea, but it can lead to the end of upfront resource planning—and high resource costs

05/12/17

The 3 big speed bumps to devops in the cloud

The 3 big speed bumps to devops in the cloud

The combination of devops and public clouds will one day be a superhighway for development, but right now watch out for stoplights

05/09/17

How to keep multicloud complexity under control

How to keep multicloud complexity under control

Using multiple cloud providers provides needed flexibility, but it also multiplies the work and risk of getting out of sync

05/05/17

Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds

Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds

As public cloud services grow more compelling, OpenStack and other private cloud efforts are becoming fossils

05/02/17

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

We all have missteps, but there’s no need to repeat the common errors of others when you do your own cloud projects

04/28/17

Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

Not only is data integration an afterthought in most cloud migrations, it's usually addressed with obsolete methods. Don’t make either mistake

04/25/17

Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

Cloud contracts are as one-sided as airline tickets’ terms. Enterprises will learn that soon enough, but they also have hidden power they should use

04/21/17

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

If you don’t spend the time planning for this major shift in IT, you can count on being disappointed in your cloud migration

04/18/17

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