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.

Cloud architecture by committee is always a bad idea

Understand the trade-offs with reactive and proactive cloudops

Understand the trade-offs with reactive and proactive cloudops

Before you get excited about proactive cloudops tools, know their limitations, especially if you're using a cloud service provider.

You’re doing cloudops planning too late

You’re doing cloudops planning too late

If cloudops isn't going well, perhaps important planning is being overlooked or left until too late in the process.

How to build changeable cloud solutions

How to build changeable cloud solutions

The agility and speed to market that cloud computing offers don't just happen. Systems need to be architected to easily accommodate change.

How to figure out the value of cloud computing

How to figure out the value of cloud computing

Even with finops and other monitoring and governance tools, finding cloud's true ROI isn't easy. Start with the metrics of success for your specific situation.

Leaving cloud scalability to automation

Leaving cloud scalability to automation

Autoscaling in the cloud can ensure organizations always have resources, but sometimes it's a lazy and expensive decision.

The biggest multicloud mistake people are making

The biggest multicloud mistake people are making

To optimize your multicloud architecture, know what your business specifically needs, and avoid the trap of 'vendor think.'

Why public clouds lead with renewables

Why public clouds lead with renewables

As enterprises work on their green cred, cloud providers step up to provide more green power. Doing good for the planet also comes with doing well in the market.

5G is important to cloud computing (but not that important)

5G is important to cloud computing (but not that important)

It’s a good time to understand how 5G impacts cloud computing. Specific use cases will benefit the most, but for many, it won't make much difference.

Why we multicloud

Why we multicloud

As so many enterprises move to multicloud, the debate continues about its validity as an architectural solution, especially regarding complexity and lock-in.

3 strategies for enterprise cloud finops

3 strategies for enterprise cloud finops

Set up a cloud business office, automate where possible, and provide visibility into your cloud agreements.

Approach cloud architecture from the outside in

Approach cloud architecture from the outside in

New best practices support defining cloud solutions from the outside in to take advantage of the strengths of cloud computing.

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