3 cloud security mistakes you’re likely making without knowing

Those hastily moving to post-pandemic cloud-based platforms are likely to make some major security mistakes, depending on how fast they are moving. Why? This is new to most of them, there are few known best practices for cloud security, and humans get overwhelmed with the tasks of securely moving to the cloud quickly. I’ve put… Continue reading 3 cloud security mistakes you’re likely making without knowing

Intra-cloud latency is real. Here’s what to do about it

We’ve all heard about inter-cloud latency, the delay in sending and receiving information to and from public clouds. Think of a remote client leveraging the crowded open Internet, or applications communicating between cloud brands, such as AWS and Azure. The assumption is that application-to-application or application-to-data storage communications would pretty much be latency-free within the… Continue reading Intra-cloud latency is real. Here’s what to do about it

Microsoft: Power Platform is for real developers, too

The Microsoft Power Platform might be best known as a set of cloud services for business analysts and so-called “citizen developers,” but Microsoft believes that professional developers can take advantage of it, too.  To this end, the company has introduced a T-SQL endpoint to its Common Data Service, a cloud-based storage service that is used by… Continue reading Microsoft: Power Platform is for real developers, too

The state of microservices and cloud computing

According to a recent O’Reilly radar survey on the growth of cloud computing, one of the more interesting metrics stated that 52 percent of the 1,283 responses say they use microservices concepts, tools, or methods for software development. Of these, a large minority (more than 28 percent) have used microservices for more than three years.… Continue reading The state of microservices and cloud computing

Cloud cost optimization during and after COVID-19

Managing financial uncertainty is a significant challenge, even during the best of times. Today, two major factors drive the need for continuous cloud cost optimization — the evolving global financial conditions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the accelerating adoption of cloud usage. As identified in the Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report,… Continue reading Cloud cost optimization during and after COVID-19

During COVID-19, wasting 30 percent of cloud spend is not OK

Even before COVID-19, public cloud adoption was accelerating. The Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report highlights that cloud usage is accelerating, with respondents anticipating that cloud spend will increase by an average 47% next year. However, organizations are still struggling to accurately plan for cloud spend, exceeding their cloud budget by an average of… Continue reading During COVID-19, wasting 30 percent of cloud spend is not OK

How the cloud will support colleges and universities post-pandemic

Even before COVID-19, education technology experienced high growth, with global edtech investments reaching $18.66 billion in 2019. The overall market for online education is projected to reach $350 billion by 2025. But these numbers are now being “reimagined.” Language apps, virtual tutoring, video conferencing tools, on-demand courses, or online learning software—there has been a significant… Continue reading How the cloud will support colleges and universities post-pandemic