David Linthicum

David S. Linthicum is a chief cloud strategy officer at Deloitte Consulting, 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. His views are his own.

Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

Steel yourself for the cloud hangover

Steel yourself for the cloud hangover

Naïveté and inadequate planning have made many large enterprises unhappy about the cloud deployments and the ROI they’ve gained. But this too will pass

Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin

Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin

There are a lot of good reasons to adopt a multicloud architecture. Avoiding provider lockin isn’t one of them. Here’s why

Serverless cloud computing: Don’t go overboard

Serverless cloud computing: Don’t go overboard

The new cry from the big public cloud providers is ‘serverless computing for everything.’ Don’t be fooled

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

I’m seeing a lot of cloud configuration errors in the real world—and it’s scaring the hell out of me

The cloud in 2019: Multicloud, serverless computing, and Kubernetes containers

The cloud in 2019: Multicloud, serverless computing, and Kubernetes containers

Enterprises are quickly moving up the cloud stack, away from infrastructure services

How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

Follow these three best practices to keep the use of multiple databases across multiple clouds from confounding your deployments

5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

Those who don’t have broadband will discover the whole new world of cloud computing with 5G that can take their businesses to the next level

4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired

4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired

Lack of proper monitoring and management results in these common mistakes that will cost you real money

Does the cloud still make sense when the economy is good?

Does the cloud still make sense when the economy is good?

Bad economic times gave the cloud its initial enterprise push for cost savings, but good times should mean the cloud now becomes strategic

Cloud complexity management is the next big thing

Cloud complexity management is the next big thing

Cloud computing actually makes things much more complex, not simpler. That requires a new discipline around managing that complexity

The 3 reasons CIOs have become cloud-first

The 3 reasons CIOs have become cloud-first

The move to a cloud-first strategy is being shaped by drivers that we did not originally anticipate—certainly not for cost reasons

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