David Linthicum

Get ready for the post-pandemic run on cloud

David Linthicum

“Cloud-computing providers are emerging as among the few corporate winners in the coronavirus pandemic as office and store closures across the U.S. have pushed more activity online,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The future of serverless everything

David Linthicum

Sometimes I think we’re overdoing it with serverless. Once it was a handy platform that saved you from having to size server resources correctly and that removed resources when no longer needed.

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5 ways to manage a cloud migration using a remote team

David Linthicum

The number one question I’ve gotten during the past few weeks: How to run cloud migration projects using a completely remote workforce? The reasons are obvious.

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Not all AIops tools are created equal

David Linthicum

AIops is becoming the new norm for operational tools supporting cloud operations. This technology can be applied to all types of operational tasks, providing intelligent automation that learns as it solves operational issues.

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Cloud computing finally getting green cred

David Linthicum

A new study found that the computing output of data centers jumped six fold from 2010 to 2018, but their energy consumption rose only six percent.

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3 cloud architecture problems that need solutions

David Linthicum

For the most part, cloud architecture is not that exciting. By now we know basically what works, what does not, and the process to get to the right target architecture. This means both the meta or logical architecture and added technology to get to the physical architecture.

This just in: Cloud computing is hard

David Linthicum

In news that I would file under “duh,” almost 60 percent of U.K. businesses think that cloud has overpromised and underdelivered, according to a report sponsored by the consulting company Capita.

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Cloud security secrets your cloud provider doesn't want you to know

David Linthicum

The first question most cloud security architects ask when tasked with designing a cloud security solution is: What cloud are you using? Then they typically select a set of technologies, such as IAM (identity and access management) and encryption, that are native to that specific cloud brand.

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Raspberry Pi is your new private cloud

David Linthicum

The running joke is that raspberry Pis are cheaper than an actual raspberry pie.

Utilities get cloud computing religion

David Linthicum

A recent study shows that a large majority (71 percent) of utilities now use cloud computing systems, up from 45 percent three years ago. This has been largely a reaction to the amount of data they deal with these days and the opportunity to be innovative with that data.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The new normal: A step-by-step guide for the enterprise

David Linthicum

For the last several weeks, enterprises have battled the ripple effects of the pandemic. This often meant having employees work at home when it was once not allowed. Cloud computing uses that were still being debated in the halls of corporate IT before the crisis suddenly became reality.

Cloud computing is even greener than we thought

David Linthicum

The idea that cloud computing is green really depends on whom you’re talking to. Some say data center growth is driven by those evil cloud providers.

Can public clouds keep up with the pandemic surge?

David Linthicum

As more and more businesses switch to virtual work from home “offices,” cloud computing and cloud-based systems suddenly have new credibility.

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3 reasons to put ERP in the cloud

David Linthicum

ERP systems are the last strongholds of processes and data that enterprise IT refuses to move to the cloud. ERP holds most of the relevant business data, and without that data the business would not exist. Thus, many companies are delaying migrating ERP to the cloud or refusing altogether.

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Are containers a good choice for your applications?

David Linthicum

The application container market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020. This according to 451 Research’s latest Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

The cloud is the greener way to go

David Linthicum

I live in Northern Virginia, near Ashburn. If you’ve ever driven down the Greenway, the toll road through Ashburn, you’ll get an idea of the number of data centers in town—hundreds, with more being built each year. Is this the fault of cloud computing?

3 things I bet you didn’t know about multicloud security

David Linthicum

Those of you who built a security plan and physical security technology stack for a single public cloud provider just a few years ago hopefully don’t also believe that you can replicate that to many cloud brands or multicloud. It just won’t work.

Hybrid cloud is not what it used to be

David Linthicum

Back in the good old days when the cloud was cool, but nobody knew what it was, hybrid cloud was a pairing of public and private cloud. Indeed, hybrid cloud was popular because it allowed us to say we were moving to cloud computing while placing the majority of our cloud bets on private cloud.

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The moral side of cloud-based data science

David Linthicum

Consider sports betting. Today, many bettors use known and published statistics, mathematical models, and other relatively primitive tools. The idea is to gain a small advantage. Now let’s look at the world of technology.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Where autonomous vehicles and edge computing have arrived

David Linthicum

According to a recent report by DEC Research, North America held the dominant position in the autonomous farm equipment market, with a revenue of more than $26 billion. The growth in the use of tractors and combine harvesters endowed with auto steering and the rising use of drones in farm operations can be credited for this large revenue generation.

Are you overengineering your cloud apps?

David Linthicum

Those of us who owned motorcycles over the years know that a “bone stock” bike won’t be stock for long. It’s common to replace the exhaust system with aftermarket, much louder pipes. Also, the seat is often swapped out for something more comfortable and stylish.

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What your cloud provider doesn’t want you to know

David Linthicum

Cloud architecture is practiced differently, depending on who you work for or with. Given that the cloud architect gig encompasses planning, design, technology selection, technology integration, and deployment planning, the overall cloud architecture itself is often somehow overlooked.

How to deal with cloud complexity

David Linthicum

Cloud complexity is the number one reason enterprises experience failures with cloud. Cloud-based platforms become complex due to an excess of heterogeneity and fewer common services. The end result is negative cloud computing value.

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Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Fix your cloud security

David Linthicum

I found some interesting statistics in this RedLock article that illustrate the severity of the cloud security problem: Only 7 percent of businesses have good visibility of all critical data, and 58 percent say they only have slight visibility. ForcePoint ).

Can you partition a database between public clouds and on-premises?

David Linthicum

I get this request a lot: We have a single, huge database and want to keep part of the data on-premises and part of the data in the cloud. Is that possible? Of course. Enough time and money can solve all problems. The real question is not “can we,” but “should we?”

3 tips for container devops in the cloud

David Linthicum

Devops in the cloud is all the rage.

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Where did all the cloud computing thought leaders go?

David Linthicum

I’m not citing studies that demonstrate a diminished number of thought leaders in the cloud computing space—this is only my impression.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

For cloud support, enterprises should consider DIY

David Linthicum

I took my relatively new truck to a dealership this week to diagnose, and hopefully fix, a rubbing noise that occurs at random times. After a day at the shop, the truck came back with “no problem found.” And, of course, I heard the noise again on the way home.

Cloud architects need to deal with cloudops

David Linthicum

I’m a cloud computing architect. I get to draw impressive diagrams, meet with cloud providers, pick security approaches and technology, deal with governance, and then turn the whole thing over to other people to actually do the work. Nice work if you can get it.

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Cloud AI is like nuclear power

David Linthicum

In a recent speech, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai called for new regulations in the world of AI, with the obvious focus that AI has been commoditized by cloud computing. This is no surprise, now that we’re debating the ethical questions that surround the use of AI technology: most especially, how easily AI can weaponize computing—for businesses as well as bad actors.

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When serverless is a bad idea

David Linthicum

Simply put, serverless systems remove you from having to deal with infrastructure issues, such as storage and compute server provisioning or operations. Indeed, many refer to serverless as “no-ops,” but it’s really “reduced-ops,” or as my friend Mike Kavis likes to say, “some-ops.”

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Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

2 suggestions for surviving the 2020 cloud job explosion

David Linthicum

The market for public cloud services is predicted to hit $331.2 billion by 2022. If you’re keeping track, this would make the cloud services industry three times bigger than IT services as a whole according to a new study from Seen by Indeed. Seen by Indeed also reports that between October 2015 and October 2019, the share of cloud computing jobs, per million, increased by 55 percent.

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Cloud architecture that avoids risk and complexity

David Linthicum

One of the truisms about cloud architecture is that there are typically 100x100 architecture solution patterns. They all work, but only one is the right solution. If your head is swimming, let me explain. Indeed, many technology stacks and approaches will solve the same problems using cloud-based technologies.

The state of container-based cloud development

David Linthicum

Most applications are stateful. Stateful is when streaming services remember where you left off in a movie even if you switch devices, or mobile applications store users’ preferences or recently opened files.

2 things you probably forgot in cloudops planning

David Linthicum

The focus of cloud operations, or cloudops, should be to create processes, approaches, and tool stacks that will allow you to run cloud-based systems long term, with no outages and a high degree of business satisfaction. Your ability to serve the business should be your number one objective.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.