David Linthicum

David S. Linthicum is 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. His views are his own.

Complexity is the biggest threat to cloud success and security

The public cloud could evolve like streaming services

The public cloud could evolve like streaming services

More competition and commoditization in the public cloud’s marketplace may create a model more like Netflix and Apple TV.

Is it possible to automate all of cloud operations?

Is it possible to automate all of cloud operations?

As automation gets better and humans withdraw from the process, we could achieve almost 100% automation of cloudops and secops in just a few short years.

Finding shareable solution patterns in cloud architecture

Finding shareable solution patterns in cloud architecture

Want to stop reinventing the wheel? Find patterns of solutions that can be repeated in multiple projects.

Most cloud security problems breathe

Most cloud security problems breathe

Humans are more of a problem for cloud security than we think. Here’s how to deal with the walking, talking risks to cloud data theft.

What ‘cross-cloud’ architects need to know

What ‘cross-cloud’ architects need to know

As the cloud computing space evolves, the necessary skills do, too. Understanding multiple clouds, security, and governance are the tip of the iceberg.

In search of good cybersecurity

In search of good cybersecurity

With the rise of international threats, enterprises and governments are finally understanding that the most effective information security is in the public cloud.

Defining ‘value’ with cloud architecture

Defining ‘value’ with cloud architecture

How bicycle repair illustrates the concept of value. Understanding value in cloud architecture could mean the difference between success and failure.

Don’t migrate your problems to the cloud

Don’t migrate your problems to the cloud

Many look to cloud computing as the way to fix issues with data and systems, but migrating an existing problem may not be in your best interest.

It's time to get more aggressive with Kubernetes

It's time to get more aggressive with Kubernetes

By now, Kubernetes is pretty mature. It's time to take some risks and develop the next generation of applications. Perhaps we can weaponize it to build a better business.

When not to use edge computing

When not to use edge computing

Enterprises are pushing the edge—edge devices, edge clouds, local systems on the edge. Proceed with your eyes wide open.

Is cloud architecture binary or analog?

Is cloud architecture binary or analog?

We are getting better at cloud architecture, and some hope it can be boiled down to a set of preprogrammed processes. But designing an optimized system is still mostly an art.

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