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.

A foolproof way to understand cloud optimization

A foolproof way to understand cloud optimization

Once your cloud architecture works, it’s time to optimize it for efficiency and cost. An audit will reveal how much value it adds to the business.

Static versus dynamic cloud migration

Static versus dynamic cloud migration

Many plan to use the same tools from one cloud migration project to the next. A command and control center might give different advice.

Survey finds cloud complexity increases challenges

Survey finds cloud complexity increases challenges

Convoluted cloud solutions are a big reason cloud implementations don’t work as hoped.

3 cloud architecture secrets your cloud provider won’t tell you

3 cloud architecture secrets your cloud provider won’t tell you

You may think you know everything about the proper configuration of a cloud computing solution, but cloud providers are keeping a few things to themselves.

2 egregious cloud security threats the CSA missed

2 egregious cloud security threats the CSA missed

The latest Cloud Security Alliance report highlights the ‘Egregious 11’ cloud security threats. Here are a couple more to consider

When AIops tools outsmart you

When AIops tools outsmart you

AIops is leading us to the operational promised land for cloud computing, but we have to be smart enough to know how to follow

Will cloud architecture change after COVID?

Will cloud architecture change after COVID?

Cloud computing has exploded in popularity during the pandemic. The systemic changes it has caused are likely here to stay

When a digital twin becomes the evil twin

When a digital twin becomes the evil twin

The use of digital twins is becoming more pervasive, but things are going very wrong in some instances. Here’s how to fix them now

Rethinking 'cloud bursting'

Rethinking 'cloud bursting'

Nothing is the same in the world of cloud technology year-to-year. Could cloud bursting make a comeback in new packaging?

As edge computing evolves, the cloud's role changes

As edge computing evolves, the cloud's role changes

Edge computing is becoming more mainstream and more complex. Keep it under control by leveraging cloud-based technologies

Some observations on cloud computing observability

Some observations on cloud computing observability

Observability is an approach to watching applications, data, and infrastructure in a way that provides more holistic value

Higher ed needs a course in cloud computing

Higher ed needs a course in cloud computing

To survive in a post-pandemic world, most higher education institutions need cloud computing to enable agile learning models

Dealing with sovereign data in the cloud

Dealing with sovereign data in the cloud

International regulations make dealing with cloud-based data a nightmare. These fundamental concepts can help keep you from running afoul of data sovereignty laws

How to find cloud talent during a boom

How to find cloud talent during a boom

The pandemic has led to an explosion of cloud projects. How do you hire in an environment where 10 job reqs are chasing a single qualified candidate?

Cloud migration gets harder

Cloud migration gets harder

Now that we’ve migrated the easy stuff, the level of difficulty is increasing—but it still needs to be done

2021: The year of the great enterprise disconnect

2021: The year of the great enterprise disconnect

Next year enterprise cloud usage will become completely virtual and disconnected from centralized infrastructure. Here’s how to be ready

Cloudops tool integration is more important than the tools themselves

Cloudops tool integration is more important than the tools themselves

Focus on the features and functions of cloud operations and monitoring tools and you could miss the much larger advantage

A reference architecture for multicloud

A reference architecture for multicloud

Complexity is the order of the day for multicloud. Here's my vision of how all the pieces fit together

2 cloud architecture problems are still unsolved

2 cloud architecture problems are still unsolved

If you think we’ve figured out all cloud design problems, you’d be wrong. Edge devices and multicloud security are still sticking points

Cloud tech certifications count more than degrees now

Cloud tech certifications count more than degrees now

Learning is prioritizing tactical over strategic for cloud-based skills

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