5 Approaches to Cloud Applications Integration

CEB IT

Cloud-based applications are proliferating as organizations adopt software as a service (SaaS) and cloud-native development to enable digital business. This puts cloud integration on the priority list of every solution architect. However, the vast capacity and computing power of the cloud comes at a price: Decentralization. Solution architects must decide on the best way to create integration between cloud-hosted, SaaS and on-premises applications.

The Role of Technology in the Workplace

Kitaboo

With Cloud technology, working remotely is now a reality. It is clear that there is a continuous shift in the workplace, which is enhanced by the development of cloud-based collaboration tools and the increased use of mobile devices. Technologies such as cloud computing/storage, use of tablets or smartphones, social media and mobile apps have majorly transformed the working patterns. Also read: 8 Advantages of Using a Cloud-based Platform for Sales Training.

Predictions 2019 Update: Cloud Computing Soars To New Heights

Forrester IT

At the end of 2018, Forrester’s cloud team made some bold predictions about how cloud computing would accelerate enterprise digital transformation everywhere, from the data center to the mobile device to the edge.

Driving MSP Cloud Cost Alignment — Rackspace

Forrester IT

In today’s world, where the standard cost model for public cloud platform services is per-use, it seems very misaligned that most cloud managed service providers (MSPs) continue to require traditional 12-month-plus contracts.

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The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

David Linthicum

Public cloud providers surprised a great deal of people when they came out with proprietary private clouds. That’s where actual hardware and software support a subset of public cloud services.) Why are the public cloud providers selling these in the first place? [

Cloud Shift Impacts All IT Markets

CEB IT

Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings , making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age. When organizations are faced with IT spending decisions, the consideration of using cloud services for new initiatives or replacing existing systems causes a shift in spending from traditional IT solutions to cloud.

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3 steps to solving disaster recovery in the cloud

David Linthicum

Many believe that DR (disaster recovery) is built into the cloud. Although many cloud providers do a fair job of making sure you can recover your data, you could be missing out on the capabilities that truly define a DR system. Working with data in the cloud requires new thinking.

5 ways cloud computing will change in the next year

CTOvision

No longer a brand new technology, cloud computing is entering its “young adult years,” according to a Forrester report. The cloud does not function simply as a temporary server anymore, with innovative analytics, machine learning, messaging, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and database services all integrated today, said the report. As the cloud comes of age, […]. Cloud Computing CTO News

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Balance tactical with strategic when thinking cloud

David Linthicum

These days many organizations fail to select a cloud technology to serve enterprise IT as a whole. They deal with a series of tactical application cases that all have one-off cloud architectures. Cloud promised to lower costs and increase agility, but you’re facing a complex mess of cloud technologies built by one project after another. Things are difficult to change, and the value cloud was supposed to bring isn’t there.

CIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?

The Accidental Successful CIO

How should CIOs be thinking about cloud computing? It goes without saying that every CIO is thinking about cloud computing. However, moving your company’s IT infrastructure into the cloud is a big deal. Just exactly how should a CIO be thinking about the cloud these days?

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Potential Impacts Beyond Cloud Applications & Infrastructure

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of Cloud Transformation. When an organization makes a transition to cloud technology it will often cause a change in the way that organization thinks about IT solutions. Cloud technology allows an organization to operate in more of an experimental/disposable way. In pre-cloud thinking, IT groups often took a very long view of any new solution, like years versus days or months.

Hybrid cloud? Private cloud? Public cloud? Multicloud? How to choose

David Linthicum

My article “ Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud ” has gotten many people seeing red, and I can understand why. Many enterprise IT shops, and most enterprise technology companies, have pledged allegiance to the hybrid cloud model. The intellectual dishonesty of cloud-architecture purists. Thus, it’s bad for them to admit that public clouds will have a role, even if most existing workloads will reside in private clouds or remain on traditional datacenter platforms.

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The Questions CIOs Need To Be Asking About Their Firm’s Cloud Application Exposure

Forrester IT

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Cloud Security Alliance DC Update: Explore The Boundary of Security & Privacy on 13 June Cruise

CTOvision

Cloud Computing Cyber Security NewsThe Boundary of Security & Privacy Privacy is becoming an ever increasing concern in our world today. Social Networks today are now focusing on users’ privacy given the inherent security risks posed by organizations’ access to personally identifiable information. The European Union has enacted GDPR valuing privacy whereas on the opposite end of the spectrum, […].

Don't be scared; it's just the cloud

David Linthicum

There is no question that the use of cloud-based resources affects IT organizations. But how much should your IT organization change to best leverage cloud computing? Cloud Computing IT Jobs IT Management Cloud Computing

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Why you likely don’t need an internal cloud broker

David Linthicum

You need a public cloud-based relational database to support a new application. You submit a request, not directly to a specific cloud provider, but to an internal cloud broker. The next step in cloud computing. |

IEEE Cloud Computing: Legal Clouds

Cloud Musings

The new issue of IEEE Cloud Computing is now available! This issue also features articles on cloud forensics and the strategic value of cloud. Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing these inefficiencies and improving government service delivery.

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Avoid these 2 cloud computing career pitfalls

David Linthicum

People come to me all of the time looking to reengineer their IT career with a cloud computing makeover. While this is typically a good move, I find that as the world of cloud computing becomes more complex, those looking to get higher-paying cloud computing jobs are making some wrong calls. I’ve often explained the benefit of being a jack of all trades, and master of some to people wanting to become a cloud computing architect.

Docker could threaten cloud providers' portability plans

David Linthicum

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Using Cloud Endure for Migration

Linux Academy

As more and more organizations migrate applications and services to the cloud migration of services is becoming more critical to organizations so they can accelerate moving on-premise services to the cloud. Cloud Endure Service. One of these providers is the Cloud Endure service.

3 things about cloud and IoT you need to consider

David Linthicum

The internet of things (IoT) and cloud-based providers are bound at the hip. Do you store the data in the cloud or the IoT device? The next step in cloud computing. | Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. First, when in doubt leave it in the cloud. Thus the rise of edge computing , to provide a location for processing and storage that occurs closer to the IoT device, outside of the cloud.

The forced march to cloud computing

David Linthicum

Four of the Top 5 spenders on R&D are also public cloud providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple), according to Bloomberg. The focus of most enterprises these days—cloud, cloud, and more cloud—is why current innovation focuses on the cloud, especially the public cloud platforms. Of course, Bloomberg’s data doesn’t dinstiguish between cloud-specific R&D and other R&D.

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Does Africa Present An Opportunity For The Chinese Clouds?

Forrester IT

Africa is home to 20% of our planet’s land and 16% of its people, but none of the hyperscale public clouds run from data centers there — yet. Africa cloud computing public cloud africa alibaba aliyun amazon AWS azure google Huawei microsoft

Do we need to care about cloud performance?

David Linthicum

Performance issues went away after we migrated our applications and data sets to the cloud, right? Cloud platforms such as Linux and Windows Server often have the same performance limiters as their on-premises versions, including use of memory, user interface management, and external communications. InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? Get started: Azure cloud migration guide. Tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud.

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How your workout fuels the cloud

David Linthicum

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Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? · This rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals. Cloud Security. cloud.

How Kubernetes can reduce cloud complexity

David Linthicum

Although I love being right, many in the cloud industry have framed Kubernetes as the end-all technology that solves all our problems. Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. As a practitioner of cloud computing, and someone who leverages Kubernetes on-premises and in the public cloud, I can tell you that much of what’s good about Kubernetes is true.

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The Mission Critical Cloud: Designing an Enterprise Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

As more organizations adopt enterprise cloud, it's become even more important to support the critical apps sitting on top. Now, find out the key considerations when designing your mission-critical enterprise cloud. Cloud Computing Featured cloud enterprise cloudRead More.

Clouds Trend in 2019: DevOps as an Enabler

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s DevOps Consulting Director, Sean Wilbur, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Simply being on the cloud isn’t enough.

The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud

David Linthicum

No matter if you’re looking at Microsoft’s Azure Stack, Amazon Web Services’s Outpost, or Google's Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on premises, that emerging pattern is the same: placing an on-premises version of a pubic cloud’s cloud services that runs on hardware in the data center that you can see and touch. In other words, the private cloud is becoming a public-cloud peripheral more than a traditional decoupled private cloud. The next step in cloud computing. |

Learn Google Cloud by Doing with New Google Cloud Training!

Linux Academy

Ready to learn Google Cloud by doing? From new courses to new labs, we have a ton of exciting new Google Cloud updates at Linux Academy ( where you can get the most Google Cloud training on this planet! ). Google Cloud Sandboxes. Google Cloud Labs.

How Microsoft's cloud push will affect your job

David Linthicum

Microsoft is going cloud -- or already has gone cloud , depending on whom you talk to. Cloud Computing Microsoft Azure IT Jobs Cloud Computing read more.

Cloud security: The essential checklist

David Linthicum

Cloud security is one of those things that everyone knows they need, but few people understand how to deal with. The next step in cloud computing. | Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. These IAM tools are either native to the public cloud platform or come from a third party. I The good news is that it’s actually pretty simple, and somewhat similar to security for your enterprise systems.

Cloud-to-cloud backup: What it is and why you need it

Computer Weekly

Applications that run in the cloud are protected, but only so much. For full protection of data generated by cloud-based apps you need cloud-to-cloud backup

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Anatomy of a Cloud-Native Data Breach

CTOvision

Migrating computing resources to cloud environments opens up new attack surfaces previously unknown in the world of premise-based data centers. As a result, cloud-native data breaches frequently have different characteristics and follow a different progression than physical data breaches. Here is a real-life example of a cloud-native data breach, how it evolved and how it […].