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5 operations every cloud architect should automate

If there’s one defining characteristic of the cloud, or one characteristic that distinguishes the cloud from the traditional data center, it’s automation. Take advantage of it.

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What's coming for cloud computing in 2023

Next year may change the cloud world as enterprises face lower budgets and a demand for ROI. It's time for planning and strategy to become the dominant trend.

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What to do in a cloud computing recession

Whether we're in a definite cloud spending downturn or not, strategically using periods of uncertainty can prepare the business for the future.

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Don’t buy the cloud repatriation claptrap

Some big names are pushing to bring workloads back from the cloud, but a lot more voices say stay, especially now.

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What observability means for cloud operations

When you look at your operations data, do you know what you’re seeing? Observability can help you gain more insights from complex cloud deployments.

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The cloud is downturn-proof—maybe

So far, cloud spending is durable through economic turmoil. However, it won’t last forever, especially for enterprises that are not seeing ROI because of poor planning.

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Lift-and-shift cloud migrations are dying

Enterprises have found smarter ways to move workloads to the public cloud. Systems that are better optimized make the most of cloud computing.

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Was moving to cloud a mistake?

A new study predicts freezes in cloud spending. Poor cloud ROI is largely self-inflicted and can be mitigated with careful planning and realistic expectations.

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Companies are still waiting for their cloud ROI

Everyone jumped to cloud computing to save money but got the opposite. Cloud ROI will require optimization, finops, and refactoring before it lives up to past promises.

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Which cloud is for you?

Despite all their commonalities, the big three cloud providers have some important personality differences that should factor into your choices.

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Start with a logical cloud architecture

Many IT mistakes track back to insufficient planning and rushing to a physical architecture. Let’s go back to the basics.

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3 multicloud lessons for cloud architects

Designing and deploying a single cloud architecture may not prepare you to take on a multicloud, especially where security and cost optimization are concerned.

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Give finops a say over cloud architecture decisions

Prepare for battle in the conference room. A good cloud finops program should review cloud solution architectures to reduce cost and optimize cloud value.

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Complex cloud architecture is finally causing budgetary pain

Multicloud complexity is moving from a theoretical cloud architecture problem to a financial one, and businesses are suddenly searching for solutions.

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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.

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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.

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IT career roadmap: Cloud architect

Cloud architect is one of the top paid roles for IT professionals, and for good reason. Find out what it takes to become a cloud architect, including education, on-the-job learning, and cloud certifications.

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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!

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