Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

It’s 7:00 a.m., and you’re in the office early. You’re hoping that nobody else is accessing the public cloud the company uses and that the inventory application will perform well for a change. However, even with just a handful of users on the cloud at that time of the morning, performance is still lackluster.  The… Continue reading Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

IDG Contributor Network: Attack and response: Cloud-native cybersecurity vs. virtual machine security

Which is more secure: virtual machines (VMs) or containers? The truth is that securing containers and cloud-native workloads is different than securing VMs, and it all starts with understanding attack and response and the ever-evolving nature of threats. For years, the security ecosystem has been in response mode. When an attack happens, the immediate reaction… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Attack and response: Cloud-native cybersecurity vs. virtual machine security

Think twice before using bare-metal clouds

A bare-metal cloud allows you to rent hardware resources from a public cloud service provider, or sometimes a managed service provider. With a bare-metal cloud, you get direct access to the hardware platform without having to go through tenant management systems. Therefore, one of the benefits of bare-metal cloud, as it is sold to the… Continue reading Think twice before using bare-metal clouds

Cloud portability is still science fiction

Enterprises want cloud portability. Why? Well, they want to hedge bets in case a public cloud provider “breaks bad” in terms of consistently poor service, or performance issues, or, more likely, jacking up the subscription fees to obnoxious levels. As many CIOs I have talked to put it: “We need to have choices. Choices mean leverage.”… Continue reading Cloud portability is still science fiction

How to get started with Kubernetes

With every innovation comes new complications. Containers made it possible to package and run applications in a convenient, portable form factor, but managing containers at scale is challenging to say the least. Kubernetes, the product of work done internally at Google to solve that problem, provides a single framework for managing how containers are run… Continue reading How to get started with Kubernetes