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RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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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
News
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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Alibaba Edges in as Microsoft, Amazon Grow Stronger
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service shows a newcomer, Chinese supplier Alibaba; Amazon maintains its leadership.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/20/2017
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When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
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
News
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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Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
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Commentary
The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
By Matt Lancaster, Practice Lead, Accenture , 6/14/2017
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Red Hat: Linux Handlers Can Learn To Manage OpenStack
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Satire
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
News
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
Satire
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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LinkedIn Leads Standardized Cloud Gear Alliance
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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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Harvey Nash/KPMG: CIOs See Role Becoming ‘More Strategic’
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In its 19th annual survey, Harvey Nash/KPMG found CIOs preoccupied with making companies more digital, and expected to fill more strategic role.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/23/2017
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Will Edge Computing Replace the Cloud?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
New technology breakthroughs plus the IoT are driving new interest in edge computing.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/23/2017
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Under Pressure, IT May Need to Fail Fast With Some Projects
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Satire
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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On-Premises Workloads Require Higher Staff Investment Than Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Satire
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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IT Outages, Who's Really at Fault?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Systems do go down, and sometimes the cause seems obvious, but it may be too obvious. Employ root cause analysis methods to find the real cause of failure.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/12/2017
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IT Must Alter Investments To Play in Digital Economy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Satire
At Interop, Mark Tonsetic of CEB will discuss how your view of the digital future should start guiding IT investments.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/8/2017
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Uptime Institute: Enterprise Server Footprint Flat or Shrinking
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In its annual survey, the Uptime Institute finds enterprise cloud usage flat, even while the server footprint shrinks.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/3/2017
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Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/26/2017
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Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2017
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