Making application modernization pragmatic and useful

Making application modernization pragmatic and useful

Moving legacy applications to the cloud to leverage modern security and data, containers, microservices, and portability usually makes things worse. Here’s why.

Legacy systems are the new attack vectors for hackers

Legacy systems are the new attack vectors for hackers

The public cloud has better security than your data center, so you're likely to see more attacks on legacy systems to gain access to cloud data. Here’s how to fight back.

Migration to the cloud may be slowing down

Migration to the cloud may be slowing down

Despite conflicting analyst opinions, we could be in a slowdown for application and data migration to public clouds. Here are 3 reasons I see.

Complexity leads to cloud outages. Here’s the proof

Complexity leads to cloud outages. Here’s the proof

Complexity is a natural byproduct of a highly heterogeneous and distributed architecture. Now we better understand its impact.

Repatriating data and applications from the cloud

Repatriating data and applications from the cloud

As hardware prices continue to plunge, some applications and data could return to enterprise data centers. Perhaps that’s a good thing.

It’s a serverless and containerized world

It’s a serverless and containerized world

A new survey shows what most of us already know: Cloud solutions are focused on serverless and containers. Know the good and bad of this popular combo.

Legacy systems should be part of a multicloud strategy

Legacy systems should be part of a multicloud strategy

Multicloud is the direction many enterprises are heading, but legacy systems need to be part of the road map.

3 business solutions where AI is a good choice

3 business solutions where AI is a good choice

Now that AI is cheap and widely available, we often leverage it too often and for the wrong reason. Here's where cloud-based AI provides the most value.

Multicloud complexity is a major operational challenge

Multicloud complexity is a major operational challenge

Multicloud is everywhere, but the complexity, risks, and costs are becoming big concerns. Your best bet is to plan carefully and fix problems before you migrate.

Cloud architecture by committee is always a bad idea

Cloud architecture by committee is always a bad idea

'Design by committee' is a pejorative term and a punchline for many jokes, but it’s still seeing a comeback, and that’s scary.

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.

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