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.

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.

How to be an in-demand cloud geek

How to be an in-demand cloud geek

Some pragmatic advice on earning the most money and finding the best cloud computing career path.

Edge computing can be a data cache for public clouds

Edge computing can be a data cache for public clouds

Better performance and reliability plus lower costs and greater security make this architecture worth keeping in the toolbox.

3 cloud architecture mistakes we all make, but shouldn’t

3 cloud architecture mistakes we all make, but shouldn’t

Are we getting good at cloud architecture, or do we still have a lot to learn?

Edge computing archetypes are emerging, and they are not pretty

Edge computing archetypes are emerging, and they are not pretty

As edge computing explodes, we’re faced with complexity, security, and management challenges that don’t have easy answers.

Pulling devops and multicloud together

Pulling devops and multicloud together

Multicloud is more than just additional deployment platforms. Making devops work effectively with multicloud is trickier than many people think.

Moving cloud resources to an ‘edge cloud center’ near you

Moving cloud resources to an ‘edge cloud center’ near you

Most points of presence are in urban areas, but a more distributed workforce relocating into rural regions has sparked the rise of smaller cloud centers that provide local processing.

3 multicloud architecture mistakes

3 multicloud architecture mistakes

Lots of enterprises think their cloud architecture is optimized, but most are way off their objective. Here are three ways it may be falling short.

Our cloud complexity bias may be hurting business

Our cloud complexity bias may be hurting business

Most cloud architects favor the more complex solution over the simpler one. Let’s consider why and look for a better way.

Are industry clouds an opportunity or a distraction?

Are industry clouds an opportunity or a distraction?

The notion of industry-specific clouds continues to evolve. Enterprises must decide if their specific benefits are worth the wait.

The cloud attack you didn’t see coming

The cloud attack you didn’t see coming

If stealth hacking hasn’t already come to cloud computing, it will shortly. Protect yourself by knowing your responsibilities and using effective tools.

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