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Global Cloud

Lift-and-shift cloud migrations are dying

November 1, 2022

Via: Info World

According to Pluralsight’s recent State of Cloud report, 75% of IT organizations are building net-new applications and innovations in the cloud. That means 25% of their applications undergo lift-and-shift migration. There’s a debate about the disconnect when it’s time to […]


Cloud Security

7 biggest Kubernetes security mistakes

July 26, 2022

Via: Info World

Today, if you’re creating or working with cloud-native applications, you’re almost certainly working with Kubernetes. According to a recent CNCF report, 96% of organizations are either using or evaluating Kubernetes. Kubernetes already has 5.6 million users worldwide, representing 31% of […]


Service Models

Roblox’s cloud-native catastrophe: A post mortem

January 31, 2022

Via: Info World

In late October Roblox’s global online game network went down, an outage that lasted three days. The site is used by 50 million gamers daily. Figuring out and fixing the root causes of this disruption would take a massive effort […]


Global Cloud

Overcomplicated cloud solutions are making the skills shortage worse

December 7, 2021

Via: InfoWorld

The cloud solution team has an architect who has designed the target cloud solution or the selection and configuration of the different types of cloud technology—hopefully, while keeping the business requirements in mind. Unfortunately, in many cases, the solution looks […]


Public Cloud

Abstracting public clouds down to common services

November 12, 2021

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

The advanced features of public cloud providers’ native services offer clear benefits. Most enterprises now exploit cloud-native patterns in developing new applications, even in the augmentation of migrated applications. However, most enterprises would like to minimize lock-in to specific cloud […]


Service Models

Why Containers in the Cloud Can Be An Attacker’s Paradise

October 27, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Containers — which are lightweight software packages that include entire runtime environments — have solved the issues of portability, compatibility and rapid, controlled deployment. Containers include an application; all its dependencies, libraries and other binaries; and configuration files needed to […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Cloud lock-in is real

July 2, 2021

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

I was impressed by this CIO article about 10 dark secrets of cloud by Peter Wayner (CIO is also part of IDG). You should read it for a few reasons. First, it’s not often that the press discusses the downsides […]


Global Cloud

Containers require good architecture

January 12, 2021

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

Gartner is predicting growing container adoption by 2023, believe it or not. Are you sitting down? Data from its survey shows a surge in containerization of applications (and data). The percentage of organizations that have containerized more than half of […]


Global Cloud

2 common cloud computing predictions for 2021 are wrong

January 8, 2021

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

For some reason I’m on the list of every PR firm with a client that needs to have its predictions for the upcoming year heard. Mostly their guesses are obvious and unhelpful, such as “cloud computing will continue to grow” […]


Global Cloud

Why containers will drive transformations in the 2020s

April 29, 2020

Via: CIO

Every decade or so, a new IT infrastructure model barges onto the scene and changes the way organizations use technology. In the 1990s, client/server architectures put computing resources in the back room and doled them out as needed. In the […]


Global Cloud

3 cloud architecture problems that need solutions

March 10, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

For the most part, cloud architecture is not that exciting. By now we know basically what works, what does not, and the process to get to the right target architecture. This means both the meta or logical architecture and added […]


Global Cloud

The state of container-based cloud development

March 6, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Most applications are stateful. Stateful is when streaming services remember where you left off in a movie even if you switch devices, or mobile applications store users’ preferences or recently opened files. For application-level cases, it’s the ability to recover […]


Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Which multicloud architecture will win out?

February 28, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

You would have to be living under a rock not to notice that multicloud deployments have become the new normal, for many reasons. The core arguments I’m hearing are the notions of avoiding lock-in and picking best-of-breed cloud services. As […]


Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Improve business performance with better cloud container monitoring

November 20, 2019

Via: Thoughts on Cloud

Today’s hybrid multicloud reality can be a double-edged sword. While the transformation can increase speed, scale and flexibility, it can also limit your view of performance and security within containers. In fact, an IBM and McKinsey research report notes that […]


Global Cloud

‘Containerize everything’ is a lazy cloud architect’s approach

November 15, 2019

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

According to Grand View Research, and pretty much every other IT research firm: “The global application container market size was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 26.5% from 2019 to 2025.” […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Should you go all-in on cloud native?

November 1, 2019

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

We’ve all heard about “cloud native” databases, security, governance, storage, AI, and pretty much anything else that a cloud provider could offer. Here’s my definition of cloud native applications: Applications that leverage systems native to the public cloud they are […]


Global Cloud

Overcoming the container security conundrum: What enterprises need to know

October 30, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

Container technologies have shaken up the IT world in the past half a dozen years, and the pace of change has created many opportunities for IT managers who are enjoying the benefits the technology has brought. Hand in hand with […]


Service Models

Has container hype jumped the shark?

October 23, 2019

Via: ZDnet

You can’t read tech news anymore without seeing containers everywhere. Containers have become the way for everyone to run their jobs on the cloud. And, to manage containers, Kubernetes is everyone’s favorite. But, according to a Cloud Foundry, the open-source […]


Deployment Models, Others

The forecast: cloudy with a chance of containers

August 8, 2019

Via: CompareTheCloud

Such scenarios are driving the adoption of container-based technologies for multi-clouds, slowly but surely. It is happening despite some confusion and misunderstanding about the technology. A survey from IBM last year found that less than half (41%) of enterprises still […]


Deployment Models, Global Cloud, Private Cloud

3 tips for container devops in the cloud

July 12, 2019

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

Devops in the cloud is all the rage. Take the speed and always-improving processes and toolchains of devops, add hugely scalable and self-configuring public cloud endpoints, and the end result is pretty much zero latency between the need to build […]