How to become a transformative enterprise in the cloud

Cloud computing isn’t a technology problem solved by moving workloads out of private data centers and into public clouds. As cloud guru Bernard Golden puts it, “What you need to really take advantage of cloud computing is a complete rethink of your approach to IT.” Yet even this declaration, bold though it may be, doesn’t… Continue reading How to become a transformative enterprise in the cloud

The path to cloud security goes through integration

The cloud security problem is not really a problem any more. Indeed, we have the best security technology in the public clouds these days, and in some cases it’s better than what’s in the on-premises systems that are no longer receiving the R&D spending love. So, if security is so good in the cloud, why… Continue reading The path to cloud security goes through integration

Docker, Microsoft unveil deployment standard for cloud-native applications

Microsoft and Docker have jointly announced a new project to create “an open-source, cloud-agnostic specification for packaging and running distributed applications,” according to Microsoft’s press notes. A Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB), as it’s called, provides a standard way for developers to package and run containerized applications in many computing environments, from Docker on a… Continue reading Docker, Microsoft unveil deployment standard for cloud-native applications

Don’t go overboard at the edge in edge computing

The whole idea of edge computing is to push some processing and data retention out to the edge of the network. As we move to internet of things (IoT) devices that are gathering gobs of data, it makes sense to process that data close to where it’s gathered. In some cases—like managing a jet engine—you… Continue reading Don’t go overboard at the edge in edge computing

Don’t let AWS Re:Invent blind you to your real cloud needs

I went to Amazon’s AWS Re:Invent trade show this week for the first time ever. It’s more of a place to meet people than to learn about what’s latest with Amazon Web Services these days, but AWS does a great job in updating the faithful on what’s new, what’s relevant, and what tech IT will… Continue reading Don’t let AWS Re:Invent blind you to your real cloud needs