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.

What's the real value of multicloud redundancy?

The lack of cloud skills is hindering cloud progress

The lack of cloud skills is hindering cloud progress

The cloud skills shortage is killing enterprises that want to move to new technology quickly. Here are a few creative ways to deal with this issue.

What to do when you hit the cloudops wall

What to do when you hit the cloudops wall

Many enterprises are now migrating the more difficult applications and data sets to the cloud. Once they attempt to operationalize these workloads, it’s clear that some things should have been fixed before.

How to get a maxed-out cloud budget

How to get a maxed-out cloud budget

Effective cloud leaders know how to sell cloud to executives and boards, even if they don’t understand all the minutiae. Leverage your cloud skills to get the budget you need.

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.

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