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.
When talking about the Internet of Things, it?s important to remember that the ?internet? part is just as critical as the ?things.? That my sound cryptic, but it can have dramatic real-world implications, as demonstrated by the failure last week of one-time Kickstarter darling Emberlight.
HPE and Rackspace have partnered to offer pay-as-you-go services similar to the public cloud but located on private data centers. The OpenStack-based services can have the systems installed in users' own data centers, in a colocation facility, or in Rackspace?s data centers.
Its application might be a tough concept to grasp, but the idea of multi-cloud computing is a simple one. It?s the choice of a business to distribute its assets, redundancies, software, applications and anything it deems worthy not on one cloud-hosting environment, but rather across several.
Public cloud attention has been so focused on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure for so long that it has been hard for would-be contenders to break into the ?two-horse cloud race? narrative. Google Cloud Platform has been a distant third in terms of revenue, so some people refer to the ?Big 3? cloud providers. Yet there?s another public cloud provider with even more momentum and more revenue?despite the fact that most cloud watchers barely know it exists.
What if you could flip a switch and turn your stodgy old data center full of legacy apps into a cloud-enabled one capable of migrating apps and data to the public cloud with ease by containerizing your legacy apps?
Have you watched the recent earnings reports lately? Amazon posted total revenue across all segments of $43.7 billion for the quarter. Amazon Web Services contributed just over 10 percent of that at $4.6 billion. If you?re keeping track, AWS?s revenue increased 41 percent from this time last year. That?s impressive growth, and right in line with the explosive growth of cloud computing in general.
It?s zombie season again! Not only was The Walking Dead back with new episodes this month, but neighborhoods around the country are about to be crawling with zombies (most can be staved off with a little chocolate).
As we enter the last quarter of 2017, business and IT executives are turning more of their attention to how they can use technology to accomplish their 2018 business objectives. We?ve compiled a list of five trends in cloud computing that strategic businesses will prepare for in the coming year.
One of the most popular forms of cloud computing is software-as-a-service (SaaS), defined as a software distribution model in which a service provider hosts applications for customers and makes them available to these customers via the internet.