David Linthicum

Why the cloud computing hangover?

A recent survey by Virtana of 350 IT and cloud decision-makers found that 82% have incurred unnecessary cloud costs, 56% lack tools to manage their spending using automation, and 86% can’t easily get a holistic view of all their operational cloud costs. Gartner predicts that 60% of infrastructure and operations leaders will see cost overruns for public …

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Build a cloud culture to attract and keep skilled people

According to this recent report from Skillsoft, the expanding skills gap will continue to create the most issues during this time of rapid technological change, combined with the intense pressure on IT teams to deliver innovative solutions. The Skillsoft report reveals that 38% of IT decision-makers said that the rate of technological change outpaces their …

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Abstracting public clouds down to common services

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 providers. Guess what? When you leverage a cloud provider’s native services, those services are …

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What does the chip shortage mean for cloud computing?

The complex problems behind the current worldwide chip shortage boil down to two basic factors: The pandemic limited chip manufacturing, and demand now outpaces supply. It will take time for the chip supply to normalize and the effects of the shortage to correct throughout the manufacturing and distribution processes of technology products. Unfortunately, it won’t …

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When containers become a nightmare

Containers, certainly containers running on public clouds, are really old hat by now. These self-contained, lightweight software packages come with their own runtime environment and are relocatable from platform to platform, typically without significant changes to code. Containers include an application as well as its dependencies, such as libraries, other binaries, and configuration files needed …

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Sustainability can be a core driver of cloud innovation

I’ve long argued in support of the role that cloud computing can play to reduce power consumption related to compute and storage. The rest of the world is finally coming around. Today, most enterprises want to get close to a net-zero carbon impact.  The reasons go beyond pure altruism and public relations. As reported by …

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