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Kubernetes costs less, but less than what?

Sure, compared to traditional IT, Kubernetes is great, but not much will beat public cloud in the long run.

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When will the fascination with cloud computing fade?

At some point, cloud will be baked into all of IT—just another building block of how we automate business. All the more reason to get it right the first time.

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3 common myths about sustainability and cloud computing

As sustainability becomes a front-and-center topic for enterprises, stubborn misconceptions about the power consumption of cloud-based deployments need debunking.

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The best way to pursue cloud sustainability

Making your cloud deployment cost-efficient kills two birds with one stone: It saves money and helps your sustainability goals.

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Make 2023 the year of cloud computing optimization

It’s the week of AWS re:Invent and time for end-of-the-year cloud planning. Hopefully, we’ll see a shift in thinking toward making more effective use of cloud computing.

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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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Get used to cloud vendor lock-in

The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and cloud lock-in. Let’s look at the reasons behind lock-in reality and why it’s so difficult to avoid.

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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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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.


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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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.

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What happens when there’s not enough cloud?

Multicloud may be the answer to the struggle to keep up with the overwhelming demand for cloud resources.

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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.

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9 low-rent cloud providers to challenge AWS, Azure, and GCP

Major cloud providers do it all, and usually for a sizable price. If the high cost of cloud computing has you down, one of these smaller cloud services could be a way out.

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‘Cloud native’ confusion continues

The term ‘cloud native’ is years old, but we don’t agree on what it means and what value it brings.

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IT spending will be mostly cloud soon. Are you ready?

Cloud computing budgets will hit 51% of IT spending by 2025 and will continue to increase beyond that. It’s time to change how we think about cloud.

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