AI cloudops is coming, whether you like it or not

AI cloudops is coming, whether you like it or not

New cloud monitoring and cloud management tools are becoming self-learning, with both pros and cons today

03/22/2019

New tools help you pick the right cloud configuration

New tools help you pick the right cloud configuration

Getting an optimal cloud configuration is something you can do yourself, but emerging tools can help do it better

03/19/2019

How to find devops staff who are good at both technology and people

How to find devops staff who are good at both technology and people

A new study shows that to optimize devops you need a mix of hard technology skills and soft people skills. But how do you get that combination?

03/15/2019

2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you

2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you

Security operations (secops) are more effective if you pair them with governance operations (govops) and cost operations (costops)

03/12/2019

2 reasons a federated database isn’t such a slam-dunk

2 reasons a federated database isn’t such a slam-dunk

The ability to use data in place is a great solution for using heterogeneous data in the cloud. But it's easy to create performance and security flaws when you do so

03/08/2019

How to address IoT’s two biggest challenges: data and security

How to address IoT’s two biggest challenges: data and security

The internet of things generates colossal amounts of data from typically unsecure devices. Left as is, either problem could lead to catastrophe

03/05/2019

2 reasons to avoid industry-specific cloud technology

2 reasons to avoid industry-specific cloud technology

Too often, industry-specific platforms use inferior technology and take too much work to reconfigure

03/01/2019

The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

Cloud-native means lockin. What you need to determine is how much lockin is worth the advantage of a single throat to choke

02/26/2019

Containers: The pros and cons you may not know about

Containers: The pros and cons you may not know about

“We are using containers” is the battle cry of enterprises looking to get to the ultimate in performance, scalability, and portability—but you don’t always get what you expect

02/22/2019

Beware the siren song of no-ops

Beware the siren song of no-ops

Some enterprises are buying into the no-ops premise, and so are setting unrealistic expectations for what cloudops should be

02/19/2019

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

The process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat

02/15/2019

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

Voice interfaces may seem cool, but they are often ineffective, inefficient, and costly to build. So you need a really good reason to use a chatbot

02/12/2019

Why cloud computing suddenly seems so hard and expensive

Why cloud computing suddenly seems so hard and expensive

Enterprises are struggling with cost overruns, hiring, and security concerns, all problems that are easily overcome—and reflect a mature view of the cloud

02/08/2019

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're looking

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're looking

In all security, your weakest link is your biggest vulnerability. Cloud security is no different

02/05/2019

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

Both private data centers and public clouds continue to grow, and getting them to work and play well together will be a challenge

02/01/2019

Serverless computing’s dark side: less portability for your apps

Serverless computing’s dark side: less portability for your apps

Getting it done fast often trumps making sure your code is portable across platforms. Serverless computing can push you even further from portability

01/29/2019

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

It’s much easier and lower-risk today to move data, processes, and customizations to the cloud—and end the headaches legacy ERP

01/25/2019

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

Enterprises are rightfully interested in edge computing, but too often lack a good architectural approach and old-fashioned pragmatism

01/22/2019

Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

Many enterprises have shelved blockchain efforts because it’s so complex to build and manage. Using the cloud solves those issues

01/18/2019

What you must know about moving ERP to the cloud

What you must know about moving ERP to the cloud

There are really good reasons to move ERP systems to the cloud today, but beware these gotchas when you prepare for the move

01/15/2019

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