What would your organization do if your cloud provider were to go out of business? What happens if your cloud provider suddenly stops offering critical services that your organization requires for its business to function properly? Businesses need to start asking these important questions and develop plans to address these scenarios.
Click to learn more about author Matt VanderZwaag. When it comes to the public Cloud ? banks, insurance companies and wealth management firms are a little late to the party. It?s not that the financial services industry isn?t big on adopting new technologies. After all, this is the industry that introduced ATMs in 1969 and [?]
Click to learn more about author Pete Johnson. If developers are the new kingmakers, then APIs (application programming interfaces) and IDEs (integrated development environments) are the swords and shields they use to storm the castle. Both speak to developer productivity, but APIs have grown from early arguments over REST vs. SOAP formats to form the [?]
VMware has expanded its portfolio of cloud tools to help enterprises improve the manageability of their public cloud and on-premises environments. At the same time, VMware announced the first global expansion of VMware Cloud on AWS, its joint hybrid cloud service with Amazon Web Services.
One of the interesting launches this month was the Blade Shadow PC. This offering out of France seems to provide the best current view of the likely future for desktop computing. It isn?t yet the present for most of us and I?ll get to that, but it showcases what could be done in the cloud albeit with some impressive heavy lifting.
For about as long as there has been personal computers, there has been an aftermarket of system optimization software. Even MS-DOS, which was about as basic as an operating system gets, had QEMM to get the most out of your 640K of memory. These days, there is a healthy market of Windows optimization utilities to speed up your PC.
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, and Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company and premier cloud services and software provider, today announced the results of their annual Secrets of the Cloud Leaders Study. The study focuses on behaviors of two camps ? [?]
Lots of people called it SaaS-enablement, some call it SaaS-ification of software. Whatever you call it, more and more enterprises are looking to turn some enterprise application into a SaaS cloud application.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Kaminario, a leading cloud storage software company, today announced it is entering the cloud service provider market with the availability of Kaminario Cloud FabricTM, a new software-defined storage offering. Cloud Fabric leverages the same composable data platform behind Kaminario?s all-flash storage appliance, the Kaminario K2. Kaminario?s [?]
Was 2017 the year that every product under the sun was marketed as being cognitive, having machine learning, or being artificially intelligent? Well, yes. But don?t hate all of them. In many cases, machine learning actually did improve the functionality of products, sometimes in surprising ways.
For all you Chicken Littles out there: A cyber problem that shuts down a top US cloud computing provider for three to six days could trigger a cost to clients of between $5.3 billion and $19 billion in business losses, of which only $1.1 billion to $3.5 billion would be covered by insurance, said insurer Lloyd?s of London in a report. (A ?cyber problem? could include hacking, lightning strikes, bombing of datacenters, and human errors making a public cloud service provider take a dirt nap.)
Cloud services are moving from the initial ?we?re doing it because everyone else is? state to a more cautious, planned migration, one where IT departments have done a careful assessment of their needs and determined what to move to the cloud and what will stay on-premises.
People once made requests for hybrid cloud because of the perception of flexibility. Now they make multicloud requests, for the same reasons. Multicloud is just part of a cloud architecture that uses more than two clouds, private and/or public. However, most multicloud deployments involve more than two public clouds, typically AWS, Microsoft, and sometimes one other, such as Google.
In the late 1980s, Gartner popularized the term ?total cost of ownership? (TCO) to define the long-term cost of maintenance in addition to the upfront price of an enterprise technology. Microsoft began using TCO as a key metric to show that although an open-source alternative, Linux, was free to adopt, it could lead to higher costs as more deeply skilled teams would need to manage and troubleshoot Linux over the long term.
If you were a big company, you would probably run your cloud services on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Companies of any size can use them, of course. They make it easy to sign up, with free offerings and specialized tools that let you outsource everything from contact management to machine learning to IoT deployments. But if you are a small legal firm in Canada or a startup in Detroit, you might discover that these huge operations do not offer the sort of human attention you crave when it comes to running elements essential to the core of your business.
The amount of new technologies in 2017 has been overwhelming: The cloud was adopted faster than analysts projected and brought several new tools with it; AI was introduced into just about all areas of our lives; IoT and edge computing emerged; and a slew of cloud-native technologies came into fruition, such as Kubernetes, serverless, and cloud databases, to name a few. I covered some of these a year ago in my 2017 predictions and it?s now time to analyze the trends and anticipate what will likely happen in the tech arena next year.
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced the general availability of its next-generation integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services. Enterprises can leverage the new iPaaS to power their data-driven digital transformation in a multi-cloud environment, and benefit from a [?]
Most enterprises have an accidental hybrid IT reality, rather than a strategy. As various groups and geographies in enterprise organizations procure their own cloud services independently of the IT organization, conflict emerges between the use of traditional computing infrastructure and of cloud options. As this situation grows, it exposes inefficiencies and risks that demand a more strategic approach.
Resilient application architectures have evolved dramatically over the years. In the age of monolithic applications, with static application deployments in large datacenter setups, resiliency required depth and redundancy in individual deployments. It needed always-on scale to meet the maximum expected workload, along with redundant connectivity and power.