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7 Acquisitions that Point to Cloud Maturity
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
While strides are indeed being made in the world of cloud computing, the most recent mergers and acquisitions show a marketplace that is beginning to mature.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/16/2018
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As Cloud Market Swells, So Does Cloud Environment Complexity
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
News
As enterprises move beyond the phase of initial cloud adoption and into hybrid and multicloud environments, the complexity of managing all the moving parts begins to set in.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 1/12/2018
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Single Sign-On Vendors Shudder as AWS Enters the Market
Ben Kepes,
Satire
The recent AWS announcement of single sign-on capabilities has the potential to shake up yet another tech sector.
By Ben Kepes , 1/5/2018
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Cloud Computing 2018: More of Everything
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Activity on the cloud adoption front throughout 2017 set the stage for some dramatic changes in how enterprises use the cloud in 2018.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/4/2018
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Intel Processor Security Flaw Prompts Kernel Makeovers in Linux, Windows
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
As-yet undisclosed design flaw in Intel processors has OS programmers working on kernel updates that reportedly could slow performance.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/3/2018
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How IT Can Improve Asset Management
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The traditional approach to IT asset management is flawed and needs to be replaced with a strategy that factors in the reliance on cloud computing and SaaS.
By Mary Shacklett, founder and owner of Transworld Data , 12/29/2017
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Enterprises Cautiously Migrate Toward IaaS
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
Satire
On-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service will coexist for quite a while with large organizations moving more workloads to the public cloud, yet operating their own data centers for years to come.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 12/28/2017
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Driving Cloud Innovation, While Managing Legacy
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
For companies to unlock cloud computing’s true potential, business leaders need to adopt an agile approach, targeting innovation and business transformation.
By Siki Giunta, Global Strategy Lead, Journey to Cloud, Accenture , 12/21/2017
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The Clouds Are Different Over China
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
By Ben Kepes , 12/11/2017
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Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
By Kip Compton, VP, Cloud Platforms & Solutions, Cisco , 12/8/2017
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Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
By Mark Baker, Field Product Manager, Canonical , 12/7/2017
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Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Satire
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
By Neal Weinberg, technology journalist , 12/6/2017
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9 Ways to Reduce Latency When Connecting to Public Clouds
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
The more companies rely on cloud applications, the more important it becomes to be proactive in ensuring that latency and quality issues are kept to a minimum.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 11/28/2017
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Tech Vendors to Watch in 2018
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
Browse through the hottest vendors in cloud, DevOps, infrastructure, security, and data and analytics.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 11/14/2017
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Azure Stack: Focusing on What It Isn't, Not What It Is
Ben Kepes,
News
While Microsoft itself seems pretty clear on what Azure Stack really is, the company still needs to do some work on its message, and on how customers and industry partners view the service.
By Ben Kepes , 11/14/2017
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25 DevOps Vendors to Consider in 2018
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
Satire
These companies offer tools that are becoming an indispensable part of implementing a DevOps approach to IT.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 11/13/2017
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Cloud Vendors Leading the Charge in 2018
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
Our roundup features the top cloud providers as well as technology vendors offering tools for managing cloud environments.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 11/13/2017
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9 Tips for Managing Cloud Services on a Budget
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Satire
We share 9 steps you can take to save on the cost of cloud services, with the keywords being shop around, planning, and diligence.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 10/26/2017
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Advice for SMBs Adopting the Cloud
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
SatireVideo
Interop ITX speaker Rob Hiltbrand, director of technology for The Liberty Group, shared how their IT team managed a growth from four to 19 offices with the cloud.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 10/24/2017
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IT, OT, IoT: Does Hitachi Have a Dictionary for This Alphabet Soup?
Ben Kepes,
Satire
Drawing on a long history in the industrial space and as an IT supplier, Hitachi has mapped out its own strategy for the industrial IoT.
By Ben Kepes , 10/23/2017
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