2019 IT trend: Enterprises will begin closing their data centers

Is the enterprise data center dying? How dead is it? Working as an IT architect for much of my life, this is a surprising question to hear from me.  In truth, the data center within a single enterprise has been yielding to leveraged, multitenant data centers for quite some time. The leverage that can be […]

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 […]

CFOs are saving millions by moving to consumption-based IT models

Glass Building

Flexible consumption-based IT models offer organisations a smart way to access new technology on a pay-per-use basis. By transitioning to a consumption-based model, organisations are saving millions in IT costs and experiencing ongoing YOY savings. Furthermore, transparent rates and pay-per-use pricing makes forecasting future IT expenditure easier and moves IT from a cost centre to […]

Self-paid cloud migration: Releasing capital from ageing infrastructure

Keeping pace with today’s digitised business environment is an ongoing challenge for most organisations. In order to stay relevant, IT needs to innovate rapidly and respond to almost constant business and technological changes. While the rise of cloud computing solutions has enabled many organisations to transform digitally and to adopt more agile ways of doing […]

Three distinguishing characteristics of modern on-premises cloud platforms

A critical component of the hybrid cloud platform is establishing an on-premises or private cloud to bridge the gap between traditional IT delivery and a public cloud, for workloads that can benefit from a cloud delivery model but need to remain on-premises. The private cloud helps ensure the public cloud is exploited for appropriate workloads […]

Cloud adoption: The good design decisions that will get you there faster

good vs bad

New businesses are often created with agility at their core. Many are already taking advantage of cloud technology and understand its impact on growth and relevancy. For other organizations, adopting cloud computing can be a much bigger challenge. How do these organizations accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and how can they do it in […]

The hidden gaps in public and private clouds

This blog was originally published by Concerto Cloud Services. Since then, Concerto Cloud Services has become DXC Concerto, the mid-market cloud offering within DXC Technology. Despite ample marketing hype, there is no panacea when it comes to cloud computing. No silver bullets, no one-size-fits-all. As with any technology, there are merely strengths, weaknesses and tradeoffs. […]

Enterprise cloud and the business-aligned paradigm shift

Even though I’ve been working in the tech industry for many years, I’m still blown away by the pace at which the industry moves. It’s often fascinating to look back at past predictions and theories to see just how far we have come in a relatively short space of time. During one such nostalgic moment, […]

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 […]

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 […]