15 tools to tame Kubernetes deployments

Kubernetes has become a standard way—many would say the standard way — to deploy containerized applications at scale. But if Kubernetes helps us to tame sprawling and complex container deployments, what’s available to help us tame Kubernetes? It too can be complex, messy, and difficult to manage. To read this article in full, please click here… Continue reading 15 tools to tame Kubernetes deployments

How to deal with big cloud acquisitions like IBM’s Red Hat purchase

We’ll see more big deals like IBM’s purchase of Red Hat next year. Here’s why: The big enterprise tech companies are losing market share to the cloud, so they are looking to buy back the market share they are losing. In this case, IBM is trying to grow its hybrid cloud business. Indeed, cloud computing… Continue reading How to deal with big cloud acquisitions like IBM’s Red Hat purchase

How the cloud is driving the enterprise database

Each of the big three cloud providers—Amazon, Microsoft, and Google—recently announced earnings, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure each touting impressive revenue gains. (Google was largely silent on its Google Cloud Platform business.) For AWS, cloud revenue grew 46 percent to put the company on a $27 billion run rate. Microsoft’s growth slowed… Continue reading How the cloud is driving the enterprise database

11 ways Google Cloud beats AWS

There’s no mistaking that Amazon Web Services is incredibly dominant in the cloud. The company has released so many products and created so many amazing tools that the marketplace has responded by rewarding AWS with an insanely high percentage of the world’s business. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) from… Continue reading 11 ways Google Cloud beats AWS

The forced march to cloud computing

Four of the Top 5 spenders on R&D are also public cloud providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple), according to Bloomberg. The focus of most enterprises these days—cloud, cloud, and more cloud—is why current innovation focuses on the cloud, especially the public cloud platforms. Of course, Bloomberg’s data doesn’t dinstiguish between cloud-specific R&D and other… Continue reading The forced march to cloud computing

Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

A survey of 1,106 business and technology executives published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, finds that 85 percent of companies are already operating in multicloud environments. Moreover, 98 percent are forecasting they will be using multicloud within three years. These findings should surprise nobody who reads this blog. However, the survey finds that… Continue reading Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

Steel yourself for the cloud hangover

A poll of 250 IT decision makers across North America conducted by managed services provider Softchoice that polled found preparation for cloud initiatives is on track. 83 percent of those polled said they had assessed existing applications to determine if they were ready for the cloud, and 82 percent had modernized their data centers in… Continue reading Steel yourself for the cloud hangover

How to secure your Azure network

Cloud services like Azure offer a lot of security features straight out of the box, especially if you’re using their platform services. But virtual infrastructures are much like physical infrastructures, connecting virtual machines with software-defined virtual networks. Thus, they need the same security and network management tools as your own data center and your own… Continue reading How to secure your Azure network