IDG Contributor Network: The challenges of public cloud storage and how to overcome them

I recently met with the technology team of a large enterprise to discuss its strategy; a major focus was the use of public cloud storage. The internal business desire was strong; they saw it as providing flexibility, agility, and the chance to spread risk and free themselves from lockin to any one service provider. But… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The challenges of public cloud storage and how to overcome them

IDG Contributor Network: Big data: enabling new approaches to IT infrastructure security

Consider modern enterprise IT infrastructure. Increasingly, it is a complex combination of on premise computing and storage and off premise, cloud-based resources. Tying all of this together is a web of data connections. Applications can run either in the cloud or locally, and all of this is subject to penetration by bad actors. Combine this… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Big data: enabling new approaches to IT infrastructure security

Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud

Two leading analysts’ reports, from Intersect360 Research and Hyperion Research, show the high-performance computing market has reached an inflection point. The cloud segment includes Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Google. Intersect360 says high-performance cloud spending by high-performance computing customers grew by 44 percent from 2016 to 2017, to about $1.1 billion—much faster than the growth in the… Continue reading Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud

3 big data platforms look beyond Hadoop

A distributed file system, a MapReduce programming framework, and an extended family of tools for processing huge data sets on large clusters of commodity hardware, Hadoop has been synonymous with “big data” for more than a decade. But no technology can hold the spotlight forever. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider… Continue reading 3 big data platforms look beyond Hadoop

IDG Contributor Network: Data lakes: Just a swamp without data governance and catalog

The big data landscape has exploded in an incredibly short amount of time. It was just in 2013 that the term “big data” was added to the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary. Fewer than five years later, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is being generated every day. In response to the creation of such… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Data lakes: Just a swamp without data governance and catalog

No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance

How much does you’re public cloud cost month to month? If you don’t know, you’re hardly alone. Most people in IT don’t have a good understand of what a public cloud service costs per month. Most wait to find out what the bill says rather than proactively monitor cloud consumption, much less have cloud cost governance… Continue reading No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance

How to get real value from big data in the cloud

According to a recent report from IDC, “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over the five-year forecast period.” Anyone in enterprise IT already knows that big data is a big deal.… Continue reading How to get real value from big data in the cloud