The forces behind enterprise cloud spending trends

The forces behind enterprise cloud spending trends

After a small decline in 2021, cloud spending is up again, but perhaps not for the reasons we expected, which are often based on faulty assumptions.

The lowdown on industry clouds

The lowdown on industry clouds

This new trend is an old trend. Industry-specific services are now being offered by the big cloud providers, giving companies more benefits with less risk.

View cloud architecture through a new optimization lens

View cloud architecture through a new optimization lens

Just getting a cloud deployment to work is no longer the goal. Focus on new metrics and approaches to build and deploy an optimal solution.

Maybe cloud migration needs more than six Rs

Maybe cloud migration needs more than six Rs

The six Rs are a common part of cloud migration plans. However, perhaps it’s time to pay more attention to what each workload specifically needs.

The real value of 5G and cloud computing

The real value of 5G and cloud computing

There’s a lot of hype around 5G and how it applies to technologies such as cloud. Together, they have the potential to reshape distributed, complex systems.

Using the cloud to build more affordable housing

Using the cloud to build more affordable housing

Residential construction is ripe for cloud computing disruption. The cloud can play a more significant role as we get closer to automated delivery of housing.

What most cloud-using CIOs want in 2022

What most cloud-using CIOs want in 2022

A single answer to technical questions, cheaper security, and skills on demand are the biggest items on the 2022 wish lists.

How technology bias impacts cloud architecture

How technology bias impacts cloud architecture

We need to focus on objectivity when we select technology, recognizing that humans can be easily swayed.

2 cloud computing predictions you won’t hear anywhere else

2 cloud computing predictions you won’t hear anywhere else

Every December I see obvious forecasts mostly from PR firms. It’s time for some targeted predictions about governance and cloudops as we enter a new year.

Will multicloud save us from outages?

Will multicloud save us from outages?

A recent outage caused many to speculate that a multicloud could have avoided the impact, but we need to consider a few technology realities (and price tags).

The true value of serverless computing

The true value of serverless computing

Serverless computing just turned seven. Let’s examine when, where, and what to use it for today.

Overcomplicated cloud solutions are making the skills shortage worse

Overcomplicated cloud solutions are making the skills shortage worse

Cloud architects and hiring managers are shooting themselves in the foot by designing too-complex cloud solutions that need specialized skills.

Why the cloud computing hangover?

Why the cloud computing hangover?

Costs, complexity, and lack of skills are prompting enterprises to press pause on their move to cloud.

The cloud as supercomputer

The cloud as supercomputer

Using the cloud to link widely distributed compute instances as a virtual supercomputer opens new possibilities to those without deep pockets.

Security is the Achilles’ heel of multicloud

Security is the Achilles’ heel of multicloud

With 2022 looking like the year of multicloud, enterprises need a solid plan for multicloud security.

The SaaS-ification movement explained

The SaaS-ification movement explained

Many traditional enterprises see monetary opportunities to incorporate their market knowledge into new or specialized SaaS applications and data sets.

Abstracting public clouds down to common services

Abstracting public clouds down to common services

Containers go beyond the hype to move enterprises forward with cloud-native applications. Abstracting services with them could commoditize public clouds.

What does the chip shortage mean for cloud computing?

What does the chip shortage mean for cloud computing?

It’s hard to get products that require processing chips—from trucks to toasters. Compute and storage servers are pinched, too, but the big providers have protections the little guys don't.

More evidence we’re in a multicloud world

More evidence we’re in a multicloud world

Most companies are using multicloud, but only some of them planned for it. This lack of foresight and centralized coordination can kill a business.

When containers become a nightmare

When containers become a nightmare

Too few people doing container development are paying attention to security issues. Doubling down on scanning at every stage is a simple solution.

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