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.

Data centers can learn sustainability from the cloud

Data centers can learn sustainability from the cloud

Most of the proposed solutions for green data centers need improvement. It’s time to be more invasive and take a few lessons from cloud multitenancy

Why a cloud computing degree makes sense

Why a cloud computing degree makes sense

Cloud computing degrees are popping up everywhere. The good news is that most people can earn these degrees debt free

Kubernetes is bringing ’multicloud 2.0’

Kubernetes is bringing ’multicloud 2.0’

As our thinking evolves around multicloud, we could be moving into a new, ‘open’ era

A fight is brewing over edge computing

A fight is brewing over edge computing

Edge computing is becoming an important part of the cloud, but a battle looms over who is responsible for edge devices in the enterprise

Improve cloud performance with these 3 tips

Improve cloud performance with these 3 tips

Cloud systems too slow? Before you provision more resources, try these engineering fixes

'Cloud only' policies are as bad as 'no cloud' ones

'Cloud only' policies are as bad as 'no cloud' ones

IT tends to shift from one extreme to the other. Emerging technologies can be beneficial, but across-the-board restrictions can result in bad platform decisions

It's time for cloud management with automated fixes

It's time for cloud management with automated fixes

Systems that inform you of problems but don't fix them are really only halfway managed

Settling the edge computing vs. cloud computing debate

Settling the edge computing vs. cloud computing debate

The press is attempting to pit edge computing against cloud computing, but the two will never be mutually exclusive

What multicloud really costs

What multicloud really costs

The trend is using plural public clouds, but it’s helpful to stop and see how much you’ll really have to pay

Learn to love legacy systems

Learn to love legacy systems

'Traditional systems' serve a purpose, and they may be more important to your cloud computing future than you think

Machine learning operations don’t belong with cloudops

Machine learning operations don’t belong with cloudops

Giving systems enabled with machine learning to the cloud operations team to manage is not only a mistake, it’s dangerous

How to stop people from causing bad cloud architectures

How to stop people from causing bad cloud architectures

We’ve all watched bad decisions about technology architecture made right in front of our eyes. It's time to do something about it

Where did all the cloud computing thought leaders go?

Where did all the cloud computing thought leaders go?

A few years ago many voices advocated new thinking around cloud computing. Today it’s hard to find those same visionaries

More reasons to put secure data in the public cloud

More reasons to put secure data in the public cloud

The headlines might scare you into keeping data within your firewall, but the cloud is now the safest place. In the future, it may be the only option

Taking enterprise databases to your cloud

Taking enterprise databases to your cloud

Most companies have foundational databases. As you move to the cloud, decide if those databases are vintage models or clunkers ready for the scrap heap

2 things you probably forgot in cloudops planning

2 things you probably forgot in cloudops planning

Planning an operationally effective cloudops plan is complex. Chances are you missed these two issues

Your cloud-based application could be a profitable product

Your cloud-based application could be a profitable product

Enterprises looking to monetize internal application development need to take things to a higher level in the cloud

More security partitions is always a good idea

More security partitions is always a good idea

I’m often taken aback by the lack of granularity when it comes to security identity management. Although most security approaches and tools have the capability to partition security domains by people, roles, locations, devices,...

For cloud support, enterprises should consider DIY

For cloud support, enterprises should consider DIY

As enterprises become more dependent on cloud providers and cloud tools, they may need to become more self-sufficient

Hybrid cloud is not what it used to be

Hybrid cloud is not what it used to be

Hybrid cloud has changed since the days it was first defined by NIST. The evolution was necessary — and good for most enterprises

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