Tag Archives: Cloud

6 trends shaping IT cloud strategies today

Cloud computing has helped many enterprises transform their IT practices over the past five years, but experts agree that the market is entering a second wave for public, private and hybrid cloud services. According to a Forrester Research survey, 38 percent … Continue reading

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3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

One of the most common questions that I’m asked is: “What cloud skills do I need that will get me hired quickly?” First, keep in mind that this is an emerging area, so what employers are looking for is constantly … Continue reading

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The 2 cloud security myths that must die

There seem to be two groups of people out there when it comes to cloud security: There are those who believe that public clouds are systemically unsafe, and those who believe clouds are impenetrable. They’re both wrong. Both of these … Continue reading

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Cloud helps Elon Musk further his audacious goals

There are some people whose vision of the future simply defy words. I would put Elon Musk firmly in the category – changing the world through a single initiative isn’t Musk’s style, rather, he wants to deliver his vision of … Continue reading

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Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care. That said, … Continue reading

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The 3 dumbest things enterprises do in the cloud

You’re going to make mistakes. I tell my enterprise clients that every week. However, there are mistakes and there are mistakes that are more like self-inflected wounds. Here are three of the dumbest mistakes I’m now seeing enterprises make in … Continue reading

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Cloud Power, Fear of Lock-in Grows Among IT Managers

Mary Meeker’s Global Internet Trends: As the digital age expands, so does fear of technology lock-in by cloud vendors. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: How to add JBOC (Just a Bunch of Cloud) to your enterprise

Storage is a fast-evolving industry. Groundbreaking hardware technologies quickly become commoditized, which is a challenge for vendors, but a great benefit to customers. Today’s shiny new array soon becomes matched by a similarly capable JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disk) … Continue reading

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Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

Amazon Web Services really leads the way in determining market price for cloud services, and the second-, third-, and lower-tier cloud providers try to price their cloud services below that of AWS to steal its business. That is, until AWS … Continue reading

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Leave AWS? Not for easier cloud discounts

If the cloud is all about convenience, cloud pricing is anything but. The pay-as-you-go model has been complicated by AWS Reserved Instances and other ways to lock in lower prices at the expense of business agility. Indeed, this critical need … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: The high cost and risk of On-Premise vs. Cloud

When was the last time I bought an on-prem application?  Over five years ago and I am not looking back. Having been a CIO for many years, I have seen my share of large-scale software implementations and the maintenance and … Continue reading

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6 steps for a future-ready cloud storage strategy

Blame it on poor copy data management, compliance requirements or the internet of things (IoT), but data storage volumes are growing exponentially, and that growth shows no signs of abating. Managing skyrocketing storage demands on limited resources is a top … Continue reading

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How Yahoo wrangles its giant private cloud

Every week it seems we hear about another large enterprise moving a major chunk of workloads to AWS or some other public cloud. Meanwhile, the private cloud—once considered a vital part of the enterprise’s future—gets no respect. “The enterprises that … Continue reading

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Trump’s cybersecurity order pushes U.S. government to the cloud

President Donald Trump has finally signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity, and he called for the U.S. government to move more into the cloud and modernize its IT infrastructure. The order, signed on Thursday, is designed to “centralize risk” … Continue reading

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Cloud is How You Design Your Software, Not Where You Run it

At Interop May 18, Cornelia Davis will describe the elements of cloud-native software, the type that’s designed to be change-tolerant. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Oracle’s enterprise cloud journey is only just beginning

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.- Cloud computing was the primary focus of a media day for journalists here at Oracle headquarters yesterda. A bevy of Oracle executives starting with CEO Mark Hurd detailed the company’s progress and product offerings in the cloud … Continue reading

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Google’s Cloud Spanner melds transactional consistency, NoSQL scale

Earlier this year, Google offered a peek at Cloud Spanner, an auto-managed database service that melds features from both conventional relational systems and NoSQL technologies. Today, Google announced Cloud Spanner will be available to the general public later this month. … Continue reading

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Nyansa introduces private cloud option for its network analytics platform

Having a full understanding of end user experience has been theorized in IT circles for decades but has remained as elusive as the Holy Grail or the Fountain of Youth. Some people claim to have seen it, but no one … Continue reading

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Cloud vs. on-premises: Finding the right balance

Greg Downer, senior IT director at Oshkosh Corp., a manufacturer of specialty heavy vehicles in Oshkosh, Wisc., wishes he could tip the balance of on-premises vs. cloud more in the direction of the cloud, which currently accounts for only about … Continue reading

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At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud

IT Director Ken Griffin knew a half-committed move to the cloud would never get there; he adopted a lights-out date for the data center. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Cloud computing has another killer quarter

To most people, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon is known as the company reshaping the way people buy everything from books to shoes to groceries. But the part of Amazon that is driving Bezos within shouting distance of becoming the world’s richest … Continue reading

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NetSuite and Oracle unveil combined plans for global cloud domination

SuiteWorld 2017 was destined to herald a new direction for cloud computing following Oracle’s $ 9.7 billion (£7.6 billion) acquisition of NetSuite in November last year. The largest cloud ERP conference in the world has moved across the Serra Nevada … Continue reading

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Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI, and VR

Oracle is hiring people for a “new startup organization” inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality. The Solution Engineering organization the company … Continue reading

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Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

One of the most common use cases for public IaaS cloud computing is storage and that’s for good reason: Instead of buying hardware and managing it, users simply upload data to the cloud and pay for how much they put … Continue reading

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Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

As everyone knows, last week a United Airlines passenger was asked to deplane because the airline overbooked and needed his seat for a staff member, then was dragged off the plane by Chicago airport cops when he refused to leave. … Continue reading

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Five pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud

Mistakes can be costly. They also can be so painful they keep you from venturing any further ahead. Of course, that’s true with almost anything tech-related, but IT managers will tell you that there are some common, and potentially damaging, … Continue reading

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Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty

Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: Move to the cloud: The barriers are all removed

Still have concerns about moving to the cloud? It’s time to take another look. Like you, I was skeptical, risk-averse, downright nervous. Since overcoming my self-induced psychological roadblocks, I finally drank the Kool-Aid. I have not purchased an on-premise application … Continue reading

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Comcast Business offers direct connection to IBM Cloud network

Comcast Business announced Thursday it now offers direct, dedicated network links to the IBM Cloud global network. The move positions Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast, to compete against AT&T, Verizon, Bell Canada and telecom service providers already offering IBM … Continue reading

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Cloud and Virtualization Enable ‘Active/Active’

At the heart of disaster recovery is database system recovery, and ScaleArc urges users to think active/active, not DR. InformationWeek: Cloud

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