How green is cloud computing?

How green is cloud computing?

In most cases, cloud computing is greener than traditional data centers. Just how green depends on the details of each individual deployment.

What goes in a metacloud?

What goes in a metacloud?

A lot of hype is swirling around the new ‘metacloud’ or ‘supercloud’ buzzword. Let’s just focus on what should go into a cross-cloud technology stack.

Is cloud computing immune from economic downturns?

Is cloud computing immune from economic downturns?

IT is now seen as integral to business rather than a cost center ripe for layoffs. Technology, people, and culture are worth protecting during economic contractions.

Some cloud-based AI systems are returning to on-premises data centers

Some cloud-based AI systems are returning to on-premises data centers

AI/ML model training and knowledge-based storage and processing are more costly on a cloud than many thought, and prices for compute and storage equipment have fallen.

Don't overengineer your cloud architecture

Don't overengineer your cloud architecture

Too many people are designing cloud architecture that is cool but too complex. The most successful architects use the KISS concept and keep it simple, stupid!

It’s past time to figure out cross-cloud security

It’s past time to figure out cross-cloud security

The people deploying multicloud will tell you that 'security is a nightmare.' Cross-cloud abstraction and automation of security services is the right solution.

3 application modernization mistakes to avoid

3 application modernization mistakes to avoid

Using application modernization to pursue cloud-native development at all costs or to gain portability and avoid vendor lock-in are expensive decisions.

Why do businesses suck at using data?

Why do businesses suck at using data?

Few enterprises can effectively leverage their data inside or outside of the cloud, and a new study says that's still the case. It's time to make a plan.

Responding to your feedback on ‘metacloud’

Responding to your feedback on ‘metacloud’

My last post about the emerging ‘metacloud’ or ‘supercloud’ struck a nerve. Here’s a follow-up to your comments and questions about the future of cloud-based systems.

The next frontier in cloud computing

The next frontier in cloud computing

Supercloud? Metacloud? The race is on to name the emerging layer of abstraction and automation that will remove the complexity of multicloud.

How resilient are digital transformation budgets?

How resilient are digital transformation budgets?

Many businesses will remain on the digital enablement path despite economic speed bumps. But the constraints of today's technology and the skills shortage remain.

What happens when cloud spend surpasses traditional systems

What happens when cloud spend surpasses traditional systems

Big news: Money spent on public clouds will overtake funds for traditional data center hardware for the first time. It's time to both celebrate and be concerned.

How to nail your cloud computing job interview

How to nail your cloud computing job interview

With thousands of people looking for a first cloud computing job or attempting to upgrade their career, here are some ways to make a great impression.

Traditional architecture still has a place in the cloud

Traditional architecture still has a place in the cloud

Cloud architects may think they understand abstraction, orchestration, and automation, but these fundamental concepts are still very relevant to cloud computing.

Cloud security risks remain very human

Cloud security risks remain very human

Most of us picture cloud security threats as bad actors in some hostile country. More often, it’s you and your coworkers.

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.

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