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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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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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Cloud architects are afraid of automation

Automation is one of the greatest gifts to cloud architecture, operations, security, and finops. Yet, many architects still are reluctant to use it. What's so scary?

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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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Microsoft debuts PostgreSQL support for Cosmos DB, multiple Azure updates

At Microsoft Ignite 2022, the company launched new Azure cloud services including additions to its Dev Box developer environment, PostgreSQL support for Cosmos DB, invite-only access to the DALL·E 2 OpenAI image-generating software,...

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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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3 wins and 3 losses for cloud computing

The good, the bad, and the ugly of a decade of cloud computing: Security and agility are definite wins, but cost and complexity are serious drawbacks.

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Are we experiencing cloudflation?

The sticker shock of cloud computing bills has many in the C-suite looking for answers. A solid finops program can close the budget holes and pay for itself.

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3 must-haves for your cloud finops program

Finops can show where all your cloud spending goes, but sometimes penny-wise is pound-foolish. Account for human costs and monitor all your clouds.

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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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3 reasons cloud computing doesn’t save money

Where are the savings enterprises expected ? A finops program that monitors cloud spending, creates accountability, and optimizes cloud resources will usually solve the problem.

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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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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.

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Thoughtworks weighs in on multicloud

Multicloud requires a lot of specialized work to be successful, but there’s really no alternative.

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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.

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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.

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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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