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Today’s industry clouds are different

Vertical industry clouds have key capabilities that were missing in the past. With various granularity levels and better integration, vertical clouds will work this time.

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Poor cloud architecture and operations are killing cloud ROI

It's old news that some enterprises are not getting the expected value from cloud computing. It’s time to be real about the core causes and how to fix things.

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5 ways devops can reduce energy consumption

Move forward on sustainability goals by gathering usage data and making smart decisions about cloud and automation.

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2023 could be the year of public cloud repatriation

With cloud costs and complexity higher than expected, many enterprises are making a U-turn and putting applications and data back in traditional systems.

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Why don’t cloud providers integrate?

Enterprises will never be single-vendor IT shops. Cloud providers and other technology vendors that don’t play well with competitive products are harming their customers.

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The exploding multicloud management market

The past few years saw the proliferation of multiclouds and tools to manage them. Now it's time to update your strategy to maximize multicloud ROI.

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Who is invited to your cloud strategy party?

Small inner circles that control overall cloud strategies and deployment decisions are on the rise, even though it isn't in the best interest of the business or IT.

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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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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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Microsoft-ing your way through a recession

The tech giant offers a model for tight times, and Matt has some advice for rightsizing your headcount.

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7 ways to reduce costs with agile and devops

If you're struggling to find cost savings in complex workflows, agile and devops practices offer ways to find the best opportunities in uncertain times.

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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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When openness doesn’t matter

We can argue about the choices tech companies should or shouldn’t make, but at the end of the day, we keep buying what they’re selling.

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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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Automation is the ultimate cloud security tip

Manual cloud security often leads to a major breach. Helping leadership understand the risks can make the case for funding to do it right.

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