Active vs. passive cloud management tools

Today there are two major categories of cloud performance tools in the market: active and passive.  Passive cloud management tools Most cloud computing management tools are passive. Passive tools provide you with information about issues within the cluster of cloud systems, and will perhaps even recommend a course of action, but they do not actually… Continue reading Active vs. passive cloud management tools

How open source changed everything — again

We’re about to conclude another decade of open source, and what a long, strange trip it has been. Reading back through predictions made in 2009, no one had the foggiest clue that GitHub would change software development forever (and for everyone), or that Microsoft would go from open source pariah to the world’s largest contributor,… Continue reading How open source changed everything — again

Why SaaS-based AI training will be a game changer

If you deal with machine learning-based systems, you know all about training data. Data must be formatted correctly and be accurate before it’s loaded into an AI model for the purpose of training the model. Say you’re creating a fraud detection engine using a popular machine learning system in a public cloud. First you create… Continue reading Why SaaS-based AI training will be a game changer

Use GitHub Actions to deploy code to Azure

There’s a lot more to building modern applications than hitting F5 and building your app. Code is only part of the process. Building an effective CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery) service is a key part of fostering a devops culture and automating the software development lifecycle. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider… Continue reading Use GitHub Actions to deploy code to Azure

GitHub Actions and Azure

There’s a lot more to building modern applications than hitting F5 and building your app. Code is only part of the process. Building an effective CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery) service is a key part of fostering a devops culture and automating the software development lifecycle. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider… Continue reading GitHub Actions and Azure

I still hate New Year’s cloud predictions, but here are mine

I’m getting about one a day now, sometimes more. PR people are sharing their client’s deeply profound predictions for cloud computing in 2020, with the hope that I’ll take note. The large majority are along the lines of  “Cloud computing will continue to grow in 2020,” or “Machine learning, containers, and serverless computing will still… Continue reading I still hate New Year’s cloud predictions, but here are mine

5 ways your cloud migration may fail—and 5 ways to succeed

For most companies, migrating to the cloud is no longer a question of if but when. By moving applications to the cloud, you can improve security, data access, scalability, and IT flexibility, just for starters. Moving to the cloud can also save you money. However, be forewarned: Not all cloud deployments go smoothly. Migrations often… Continue reading 5 ways your cloud migration may fail—and 5 ways to succeed

‘Containerize everything’ is lazy cloud architecture

According to Grand View Research, and pretty much every other IT research firm: “The global application container market size was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 26.5% from 2019 to 2025.” You don’t have to read an analyst report to see the growth in containers. Almost… Continue reading ‘Containerize everything’ is lazy cloud architecture

‘Containerize everything’ is a lazy cloud architect’s approach

According to Grand View Research, and pretty much every other IT research firm: “The global application container market size was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 26.5% from 2019 to 2025.” You don’t have to read an analyst report to see the growth in containers. Almost… Continue reading ‘Containerize everything’ is a lazy cloud architect’s approach