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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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3 multicloud myths that cloud pros still believe

We have enough experience with multicloud that there are no more surprises, right? The ideas that multicloud prevents lock-in, is cheaper, and is more resilient are still out there.

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The lowdown on industry clouds

This new trend is an old trend. Industry-specific services are now being offered by the big cloud providers, giving companies more benefits with less risk.

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Multicloud and your career

Most companies are using multicloud, so employees who want to get ahead should be ‘multilingual’ in more than one cloud.

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2 cloud computing predictions you won’t hear anywhere else

Every December I see obvious forecasts mostly from PR firms. It’s time for some targeted predictions about governance and cloudops as we enter a new year.

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Security is the Achilles’ heel of multicloud

With 2022 looking like the year of multicloud, enterprises need a solid plan for multicloud security.

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