Gartner looks into its public cloud crystal ball

Things are looking rosy for the public cloud from where IT research giant Gartner sits. Others, however, see the private cloud doing just fine. Gartner expects the worldwide public cloud service market to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion. That’s up from $209.2 billion in 2016. IaaS is expected to grow 36.8% in 2017 […]

Now’s the time for the C-Suite to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions

Here’s a novel, but controversial statement, “it’s time for the CEO, COO, CIO to start to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions.” For too many years now technical meritocracy has led the decision-making for the business with regard to platform selection. This includes, but is not limited to, servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud and […]

5 cloud deployment blunders to avoid

I’ve been consulting on cloud migrations and deployments for a while now. Along the way, I’ve seen lots of mistakes made. Mea culpa: I’ve made some of them myself. Don’t be like me, or a lot of companies. Avoid these five blunders and you’ll be much better off. 1 Hurry up and fail. Do not, I […]

What’s ahead for the Infrastructure as a Service market?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the most mature of all the cloud pillars and is offered by many providers. With IaaS, providers rent out computer hardware — servers, network technology, storage and data center space — so that organizations don’t have to buy it and install it in their own data centers. Customers can provision […]

Adopting a cloud operating model: Difficult decisions ahead

When was the last time you’ve ever heard anyone say “IT Applications & Operations”? Frankly, in my 30+ year career in IT, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone use this term. The typical term we hear is IT Infrastructure & Operations. These two go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, which tells us a […]

OpenStack Newton promises better resiliency, scalability and security

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OpenStack has released the latest edition of its popular open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud: Newton. With broad industry support from more than 200 vendors — including Cisco, Dell, HP Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and VMware — this version should quickly see wide deployment. This release features numerous new features. Perhaps the most important is […]

Cloud Foundry is ready for your platform-as-a-service needs

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Pretty much everyone gets Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) now. Platform-as-a-Service is still fighting an up-hill battle. But, Cloud Foundry is picking up traction. Attendees at the 2016 Cloud Foundry Summit in Silicon Valley described Cloud Foundry as a mature, comprehensive and cohesive platform with a strong, active and engaged community. Cloud Foundry has been developed through the collective effort […]

‘Server? What server?’ Becoming serverless

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Did you turn away from your terminal and miss Infrastructure as a Service? Well, don’t worry, as there is a new paradigm for the techno-hungry audience – and for a change, this one actually has something new about it! Most technology trends are re-manufactured from the last trend that did not gain the traction that its […]

Intel invests in the OpenStack cloud with CoreOS

I don’t know about you, but I still think of Intel as a chip company. Things have changed. Intel, in partnership with CoreOS, the Linux and container company, has announced a plan to deploy and manage OpenStack cloud with Kubernetes. Here’s how this will work: CoreOS and Intel will integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack into a […]

Dropbox moves from AWS to a hybrid cloud model

Dropbox declares “We don’t need no Amazon Web Services!” Well, not really, but you get the idea. I’ll bet most of you have used Dropbox. Back in 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox’s founder and current CEO, had gotten sick and tired of misplacing his USB drive. So, he hacked together the first, easy-to-use personal cloud storage. […]