IDG Contributor Network: Multicloud: the new monitoring silo

Most IT professionals would agree that cloud computing is more about a paradigm than a physical displacement of computing resources. The “utility” paradigm is transformational by virtue of on-demand, elastic resources. But unlike being stuck with just a single local cable provider, the range of choice in cloud computing options also provides selectivity and customization… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Multicloud: the new monitoring silo

It’s not easy to move from a private cloud to a hybrid cloud

A hybrid cloud provides you with the largest number of options, according to those that sell them. You get a private cloud coupled with one or more public clouds, with workloads distributed across them. IT is often told that starting with a private cloud and then going hybrid is a straightforward, sensible strategy. But it’s not… Continue reading It’s not easy to move from a private cloud to a hybrid cloud

It’s time we tapped APIs for business analytics

Srinath Perera is vice president of research at WSO2. APIs have become the mechanism of choice for connecting internal and external services, applications, data, identities, and other digital assets. As a result, APIs now have the potential to serve as a similarly valuable mechanism for analytics. Equally important, APIs can provide a significantly easier-to-use alternative… Continue reading It’s time we tapped APIs for business analytics

Cloud backup is not the same as standard datacenter backup

Backup is just good policy. You need the ability to back up data and applications someplace, so they can be restored somehow, to keep the business running in case of some natural or manmade disaster that takes the primary business-critical systems down. We have whole industries that provide backup sites and backup technology. They can… Continue reading Cloud backup is not the same as standard datacenter backup

How to work with Azure Functions in C#

Azure Functions is the serverless compute offering in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Essentially, you don’t even need a virtual machine (VM) to run an Azure Function. Azure Functions are just an implementation of platform as a service (PaaS), one that is based on an event-driven programming model. This article presents an introduction to Azure Functions,… Continue reading How to work with Azure Functions in C#