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The Public Cloud and the Cost Savings Myth
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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The public cloud can be a valuable means to a more cost-efficient end, but don't think the savings are automatic.
By Charlie Li and Jason Hatch, Capgemini , 6/28/2017
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Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/26/2017
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RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
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While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
By Guest Commentary Guest Commentary, 6/23/2017
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Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2017
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Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/22/2017
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When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/19/2017
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Hybrid Cloud Is Gathering Steam for Small, Medium Businesses
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Harvard Business Review Analytics finds smaller enterprises gaining more from hybrid cloud than large enterprises.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/15/2017
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7 Technologies that Enable a Microservices Architecture
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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Organizations that implement microservices often adopt the architectural style alongside complementary technologies, including the seven in this slideshow.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 6/15/2017
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Toolmaker Adopts Amazon Greengrass for IoT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Stanley Black & Decker sees an expanded role for itself in the digital economy and is exploring how AWS Greengrass will enable it to launch new services.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/12/2017
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How ConocoPhillips Reduced its Data Center Footprint by 80%
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Scott Duplantis, Global IT Director for server, storage, and data center operations at ConocoPhillips, explains his company's data center consolidation project at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/9/2017
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A 'Sensor to Sunset' Cloud Brokerage Platform that Enables IoT
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Brenda Horn, VP of IT & CIO for Enterprise Computing Solutions at Arrow Electronics, talks about her company's InformationWeek IT Excellence award winning initiative from the InformationWeek News Desk.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/7/2017
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Red Hat: Linux Handlers Can Learn To Manage OpenStack
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Red Hat cloud architect Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino says you don't need to know OpenStack to succeed at implementing it.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/7/2017
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Harvard Business Publishing Cuts IT Costs 18% With Cloud Move
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Director of IT Ken Griffin tells an Interop ITX audience there are savings on Amazon, provided you make it through the expensive, "migration bubble".
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/6/2017
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Cloud Power, Fear of Lock-in Grows Among IT Managers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Mary Meeker's Global Internet Trends: As the digital age expands, so does fear of technology lock-in by cloud vendors.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/2/2017
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Shutterstock CIO on Leadership: Reduce the Cycle of Fear
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Shutterstock grew so fast it needed to convert applications and move them into the Amazon cloud quickly; API-based development followed.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/31/2017
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Unleash Developers to Produce Rapidly Evolving Software
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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It's practical, not theoretical. Developers who rely on cloud resources will be among those producing the software 'eating the world.'
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/30/2017
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LinkedIn Leads Standardized Cloud Gear Alliance
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A group of major backers has formed the Project19 Foundation to support standardized gear and networking across cloud data centers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/25/2017
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Under Pressure, IT May Need to Fail Fast With Some Projects
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Lines of business want services fast; IT will need an investment budget that allows it to try to achieve desired solutions and sometimes fail.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/22/2017
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MTM's Kleyman: Build Your Business on a Secure IoT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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CTO of MTM Technologies Bill Kleyman says your future customers will reach you over the Internet of Things.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/18/2017
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On-Premises Workloads Require Higher Staff Investment Than Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Nemertes analyst says research shows lower cost for cloud for some types of workloads; results are less clear for predictable, steady-state apps.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/18/2017
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