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 An Insider’s Guide to Cloud Computing. 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.

Three multicloud myths that need to be crushed

Observability will transform cloud security

Observability will transform cloud security

Cloud security threats are increasing in both frequency and intensity. We need better visibility into potential threats and proactive approaches to addressing risk.

Sovereign clouds are becoming a big deal again

Sovereign clouds are becoming a big deal again

For companies that are required to keep data within a specific country or region, a sovereign cloud may be a key part of a multicloud deployment.

Cloud computing is driving a new gig economy in tech

Cloud computing is driving a new gig economy in tech

A quiet revolution is going to change the way cloud work gets done. After being laid off, many people are starting their own businesses as cloud pros for hire.

Why is your multicloud so slow?

Why is your multicloud so slow?

Many complain about the performance of their multicloud deployments these days, and for good reasons. Here are a few areas to look for answers.

3 ways to screw up a multicloud deployment

3 ways to screw up a multicloud deployment

We’re experienced with multicloud, but we’re also making common mistakes. Make sure you plan common services and have all your people on board.

Forgotten cloud scaling tricks

Forgotten cloud scaling tricks

Architecting for scalability will soon become a lost art. Most architects overlook autoscaling with predictive analytics, resource sharding, and cache invalidation.

Cloud-based quantum computing lets startups compete with Goliaths

Cloud-based quantum computing lets startups compete with Goliaths

Once out of reach for smaller companies, quantum computing services level the playing field. Providers offer access, development kits, and training at more affordable prices.

Don’t let buzzwords drive your cloud architecture

Don’t let buzzwords drive your cloud architecture

Many enterprises follow the crowd and choose as many hyped concepts as possible. Don't do it. Work from the requirements to the solution, not the other way around.

When finops costs you more in the end

When finops costs you more in the end

Cloud finops can save you tons of money on cloud spending and return more value to the business. Unfortunately, mistakes are costing companies big time.

The cost and sustainability of generative AI

The cost and sustainability of generative AI

All the people using DALL-E to create images or letting ChatGPT write their term papers are eating up a lot of cloud resources. Who’s going to pay for all this?

The good and bad of 'zero-touch' cloud operations

The good and bad of 'zero-touch' cloud operations

We’re getting closer to true zero-touch cloud operations, or so we keep hearing. Take a clear-eyed look at the advantages and disadvantages before jumping in.

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