What are cloud regions and availability zones?

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If you use a public cloud, you’ve used availability zones (AZ), but what are they really? How do they fit into regions anyway? Let’s go over the basics. First, a region is not an AZ. No, I know what you’ve been told, but it’s not. A region must have at least one AZ within it, […]

Enterprise virtualization vs. public cloud in 2018

Enterprise virtualization prediction for 2018 tl:dr — no drastic changes from 2017. There are some interesting possibilities, though, and I’ve used Simon Wardley mapping to diagram them. As shown in the enterprise virtualization map on the left, we can now argue that the consumption of virtual machines has trended all the way into commodity consumption (with […]

Amazon joins the rush to Kubernetes

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Was it really only just over a month ago that I wrote, “The only real question is not if AWS will also fully invest in Kubernetes now that Docker has taken the plunge but when? Why, yes, yes it was. And guess what? As predicted by yours truly, AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced the launch […]

Cuestiones previas a migrar al Cloud

Cada vez más empresas migran sus aplicaciones a nubes públicas y privadas. La principal diferencia de migrar a una opción u otra es la disponibilidad de herramientas y servicios nativos que pueden acelerar mucho el proceso. Por ejemplo, AWS dispone de un servicio de migración de base de datos que permite trasladar la información al […]

How serverless computing serves the enterprise

Savvy businesses crave rapid iterative development, reduced IT costs, and strategic use of IT staff for creating differentiated services, not for provisioning and managing back-end compute resources. The answer? Serverless computing. Serverless computing, an emerging style of application development, eliminates the complexity of dealing with servers at all levels of the technology stack. It provides […]

Migration considerations for the cloud

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Enterprises are increasingly migrating their applications to public and private clouds. The main differentiator between public and private cloud migrations is in the availability of native migration tools and services that can accelerate migrations. For instance, AWS has a Database Migration Service that can migrate on premise databases to AWS managed data services. With private […]

When cloud makes sense — and when it doesn’t

Public cloud computing has surfed an extended wave of hype that may finally have crested. Sure, public cloud is fast and you can buy it with a credit card, but IT organizations have learned they have little visibility into what’s going to the cloud. Which apps are moving? Are they the right apps? Are they […]

Managed services in traditional IT versus the cloud

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For more than a decade now, cloud computing has been causing massive changes in IT. It’s all about the agile and nimble way of doing things compared to more traditional IT models. What’s changed exactly? Here are a few areas of IT that have been upended by the cloud computing revolution. See how they compare […]

Two tales about the complexities of Microsoft Azure and Amazon clouds

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This blog was originally published by Concerto Cloud Services. Since then, Concerto Cloud Services became DXC Concerto, the mid-market cloud offering with DXC Technology. We often get asked to intervene when cloud deployments go awry. Attracted by apparent ease-of-use, flexibility and low computing costs, companies quickly adopt leading public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web […]

The rise of Kubernetes

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Kubernetes is becoming the cloud container orchestration program of choice. According to a recent 451 Research report, 71 percent of surveyed container users were using Kubernetes. Why? Well there are two reasons: The technical and the competitive. On the technical side, Jay Lyman, 451 Research’s Principal Analyst, said, “Organizations are looking for ways to create […]