Cloud Computing

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What IT needs to know about cloud economics: behavioral factors

Insights from behavioral economics can help you manage the challenges associated with cloud computing and digital transformation


Azure Service Fabric: What you need to know

Microsoft has open-sourced one of Azure’s foundational services. But what is Service Fabric and how can you use it?

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You need an ‘I’ve been hacked’ plan for your cloud

A recent study shows that most companies are ill-prepared for cyber attacks on their cloud and on-premises systems

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AWS is Intimidating—but not in the way you think it is

No, not its size and growth, but its offerings and pricing. Thankfully, there is an alternative

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AWS Lambda tutorial: Get started with serverless computing

12 steps to building an application in the Amazon cloud, without breaking a sweat or a budget

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The key question for your cloud computing strategy

Some enterprises focus on aggressive use of cloud, while others are passive. Are you channeling the right “cloud spirit animal” for your business?

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What’s new in Apache Spark? Low-latency streaming and Kubernetes

Continuous processing and native Kubernetes support in Apache Spark 2.3 spell the end for micro-batching and Hadoop

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10 tools to make Kubernetes management easier

Take advantage of these third-party projects to simplify Kubernetes app definitions, enhance the CLI and monitoring, and ease AWS cloud deployments

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How to get real ROI from your move to the cloud

There’s a sunk cost to being in the cloud, and you need a certain percentage of workloads migrated to get the value you actually seek


5 principles of monitoring microservices

Microservices offer a new way to build, deliver, and manage enterprise applications, but they also require a different approach for how devops monitor their systems and the data that gives them insight to overall health

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Cosmos DB review: Database for a small planet

Multi-model Azure database combines global reach and a choice of five consistency models, allowing you to trade off cost for consistency

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The intangibles of picking a public cloud

A CIO's viewpoint of the costs and capabilities that can make or break a favorable outcome

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Why hybrid cloud bursting went nowhere

Cloud bursting was all the rage when talking about the hybrid cloud years ago. Today, almost nobody is talking about it

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Is serverless computing a game-changer for the relational database market?

From monolithic database servers to no database servers at all. Can the serverless computing paradigm change the landscape for relational databases technologies as well?

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Big data analytics: The cloud-fueled shift now under way

Public clouds are the future of enterprise big data analytics, and their use is creating the unified platform needed to fully gain its value

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Feds’ cloud adoption failures are a warning for the private sector

Washington, D.C., might be a very different place than an average enterprise, but its cloud adoption struggle still has teachable moments for us all—starting with age

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Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker swarm mode

Learn how to create and manage Docker container clusters the easy way, with Docker’s native orchestration tool

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Multicloud’s hidden trade-off: Greater security risk

Multicloud is great, so here is how to ensure ensuring that you're not giving up security for its increased flexibility

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