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.

The lines between private data centers and public clouds are blurring

The lines between private data centers and public clouds are blurring

Public clouds are changing the way we look at IT, no matter if you’re using cloud computing or not.

Cloud security and architecture teams need to communicate better

Cloud security and architecture teams need to communicate better

It’s a sure bet that containers and microservices will become new security vulnerabilities for cloud-native applications without discussions about best practices and standards.

Making the case for the intelligent edge

Making the case for the intelligent edge

Let’s look at reasons to push core AI processes out of the centralized public cloud to the edge.

When a cloud provider retires a service you’re using

When a cloud provider retires a service you’re using

It may feel like a betrayal, but public cloud providers do need to sunset services at times. Here’s how to plan for it and even find an opportunity to improve.

Architects are focused on the wrong end of multicloud

Architects are focused on the wrong end of multicloud

Success with multicloud architecture is more about ongoing multicloud operations, not how optimized the design is.

‘Why cloud computing?’ is always a good question

‘Why cloud computing?’ is always a good question

With no other viable options on the horizon, most people accept cloud as the new standard. But if you can’t offer a solid reason why, it’s a question worth asking.

'Spreading the risk' using multicloud

'Spreading the risk' using multicloud

While many industries worry about putting all their cloud eggs in one service provider’s basket, a less-understood value of multicloud is emerging.

Meta or micro cloud architecture? You need both

Meta or micro cloud architecture? You need both

Those who focus on cloud-native architecture (aka, architecture in the narrow) may miss the boat on some important decisions.

Why the cloud is so complicated—an explanation, not an excuse

Why the cloud is so complicated—an explanation, not an excuse

Many people now realize that cloud computing is more difficult and complicated than we originally thought. Trying to minimize complexity from the start will help you not get in over your head.

How to screw up data migration to the cloud

How to screw up data migration to the cloud

Many enterprises move their data problems to the cloud. Invest the time and money to clean up your data so that it can be more valuable to the business.

Cloud database and cloud infrastructure people need to talk

Cloud database and cloud infrastructure people need to talk

Hoping to increase speed and agility, most people want to decouple databases and infrastructure in their cloud computing solutions. That's a bad idea.

Could you survive a cloud architecture walkthrough?

Could you survive a cloud architecture walkthrough?

Someone could soon show up at your office to spend weeks second-guessing your cloud technology and architecture choices. Here's how to deal with the findings.

The evolution of public clouds will benefit enterprises

The evolution of public clouds will benefit enterprises

The writing is on the wall. Most enterprise IT solutions will be multicloud, and cloud resources will be abstracted and commoditized.

3 creative ways to obtain cloud talent

3 creative ways to obtain cloud talent

If your company needs more cloud skills and recruiting is too slow, look outside the box to build the right cloud team.

Cloud-native apps don’t have to stay DRY

Cloud-native apps don’t have to stay DRY

Many of those designing microservices and service-based architectures are focusing a bit too much on reuse. ‘Don’t repeat yourself’ is not always good advice.

Cloud costs not optimized? That’s on you

Cloud costs not optimized? That’s on you

If your company's public cloud computing bills are out of control, it's time to establish some controls.

How to change your career to cloud computing

How to change your career to cloud computing

New cloud gigs mean more money and even more fun. Be savvy about how you acquire the right skills.

Don’t be a ransomware victim

Don’t be a ransomware victim

The growing number of attacks could threaten your cloud deployments. An approach of 'find, respond, and recover' can better protect your systems.

Why cloud will continue to explode post-COVID

Why cloud will continue to explode post-COVID

Many expect the cloud boom to level out after the masks go away. However, the pandemic may have caused a permanent shift in thinking, and for new reasons.

Cloud lock-in is real

Cloud lock-in is real

Lock-in is the dirty little secret of public cloud computing. Cloud engineers have whispered it for years, but more and more people are speaking up now.

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