How to get real value from big data in the cloud

According to a recent report from IDC, “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over the five-year forecast period.” Anyone in enterprise IT already knows that big data is a big deal.… Continue reading How to get real value from big data in the cloud

The key to proactive multicloud cost management

Sebastian Stadil is the CEO and founder of Scalr. Enterprises are moving to multicloud in droves. Why? The key drivers most often cited by cloud adopters are speed, agility, platform flexibility, and reduced costs—or at least more predictable costs. It’s ironic then that more than half of these companies say that runaway cloud costs are… Continue reading The key to proactive multicloud cost management

The key to proactive multi-cloud cost management

Sebastian Stadil is the CEO and founder of Scalr. Enterprises are moving to multi-cloud in droves. Why? The key drivers most often cited by cloud adopters are speed, agility, platform flexibility, and reduced costs—or at least more predictable costs. It’s ironic then that more than half of these companies say that runaway cloud costs are… Continue reading The key to proactive multi-cloud cost management

Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker Hub

The power of Docker images is that they’re lightweight and portable—they can be moved freely between systems. You can easily create a set of standard images, store them in a repository on your network, and share them throughout your organization. Or you could turn to Docker Inc., which has created various mechanisms for sharing Docker… Continue reading Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker Hub

Be smart about edge computing and cloud computing

I hear it every day now: “We’re moving beyond cloud computing to edge computing.” Pretty hypey, and not at all logical. Edge computing is a handy trick. It’s the ability to place processing and data retention at a system that’s closer to the target system it’s collecting data for as well as to provide autonomous… Continue reading Be smart about edge computing and cloud computing

GitHub vs. Bitbucket vs. GitLab: An epic battle for developer mindshare

It’s the kind of meta notion that makes undergraduate philosophers say, “Whoa!” Software today is so complicated that we need to write software to help us understand and construct the software we need to write. Code begets code begets more code… To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) from InfoWorld Cloud… Continue reading GitHub vs. Bitbucket vs. GitLab: An epic battle for developer mindshare

IDG Contributor Network: Working with fog computing? You should know about these conferences

What does it mean to truly understand fog computing? Looking at fog computing as a framework that supports a vast ecosystem of resources is probably the best place to start. Understanding fog requires an appreciation for how all elements, from the billions of connected devices at the very edge to the datacenters in the far… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Working with fog computing? You should know about these conferences