Cloud Migration Part One: An Overview

Cloud Musings

Cloud Migration Part One: An Overview Business is all about efficiency and effectiveness. In today’s world, however, those twin goals almost always lead to cloud migration. Experience has also shown that businesses are in different stages of their “Journey to the Cloud.”

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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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.

A Path to Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Musings

Cloud computing is now an operational reality across every industry. Cloud service providers meet this need through the innovative creation and deployment of API accessible, immediately consumable, data manipulation services.

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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.

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

David Linthicum

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. What is cloud computing? Google Cloud Platform services guide. ].

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Who Should Provide Your Public Cloud?

Forrester IT

To fuel digital transformations, enterprises are increasingly turning to public cloud services to improve their customer experience, operational excellence, and the broader ecosystem. My recent report, Now Tech: Public Cloud Development Platforms In […].

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Understanding Cloud Computing for Your Business


Over the last decade, cloud computing has gone from being a buzzword to an essential component of web technology. In fact, the market for cloud computing solutions grew a staggering 21% in 2015 and promises to continue growing at a similar pace over the next five years. Carol M.

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How to get the most cloud security

David Linthicum

Infact, you can reduce your risk more this way than with just the use of modern cloud security software and best security practices. What is cloud computing? Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide • Microsoft Azure services guide. Google Cloud Platform services guide. ]. One of the leading causes of data breaches is internal negligence due to poor training, according to the Ponemon Institute.

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No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance

David Linthicum

How much does you’re public cloud cost month to month? Most people in IT don’t have a good understand of what a public cloud service costs per month. Most wait to find out what the bill says rather than proactively monitor cloud consumption, much less have cloud cost governance in place. When you moved to the public cloud, your company put a value driver in place when defining the business cases—and part of that was based on ongoing costs per month. [

Cloud security: The skills gap is delaying cloud migration

David Linthicum

A new report from McAfee highlights the skills gap when it comes to security in the cloud. Moreover, one in five were infiltrated by advanced attackers targeting their public cloud infrastructures. Because the lack of cloud security talent at companies puts them at more risk for data breaches. Also, that talent gap is delaying enterprise migration to cloud computing.

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Legacy Cloud?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

VMware has been very successful in helping to define what "private cloud" means inside a data center. It too has been wildly successful, and has helped to define what "public cloud" means outside of data centers. Public cloud IaaS services have their strong and weak points.

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How much cloud is too much cloud?

David Linthicum

I'm often asked: Should all application workloads exist in the public cloud? Some enterprises will reach the point where 80 to 90 percent of their workloads exist in the cloud: some will only get to 50 percent. There is a point at which it does not make sense to migrate any more applications to the cloud. The right answer is one that most people don't want to hear: It depends. It depends on what industry you're in. It depends on performance expectations.

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How the cloud will kill your business

David Linthicum

One of the benefits of cloud computing is that it lets you punch above your weight. A business can quickly enable computing resources at a fraction of the cost it once paid, so cloud computing helps level the field for smaller businesses. This is good news for the smaller businesses. But it’s not such great news for larger companies that now face a smaller business that’s disrupting their market.

Private Cloud Adoption Is Alive And Well

Forrester IT

While public cloud's hypergrowth garners a lot of press, we expect opportunities to continue for private cloud solutions. In our recently published Private Cloud Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 ( Global ) we expect the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% Private cloud can provide the speed-to-market and scalability of public cloud, yet with enhanced security. Read more Categories: cloud. hosted private cloud.

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VMware Wants to Be ‘Cloud Switzerland’

Data Center Knowledge

Touts multi-cloud strategy, but AWS partnership appears to take precedence Read More. Cloud Featured VMware

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Preparing For Cloud: Oracle Cloud-Ready Infrastructure

Chuck's Blog - EMC

These days, talking to IT leaders about cloud is eerily like talking about retirement. For most new application development, a similar clear preference to use PaaS in the cloud. And that's the idea behind Oracle's cloud-ready infrastructure. The Oracle Cloud.

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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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4 surprise cloud computing trends for 2018

David Linthicum

Also, this is the time of year that every PR firm in the country asks me to read the cloud computing predictions of their clients, which are all pretty much wrong and self-serving. So, I’ve put together four cloud predictions for 2018 that you won’t see coming but that should help shape your cloud strategy for the new year. Learn all about the cloud at InfoWorld. Start with the basics: What is cloud computing? The next step in cloud computing. ].

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3 major cloud migration mistakes to avoid

David Linthicum

Migrating workloads to the public cloud is taking most enterprise IT organization’s time these days. Although analyst predictions vary, I would say we’re at about 20 percent migrated in the Global 2000, including PaaS , IaaS , and SaaS. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Cloud Security Myths Vs. Facts

Doctor Chaos

The introduction of cloud computing has made it one of the most exciting areas of IT to come around in a long time. However, most things that are exciting come with potential risks of the unknown, and many businesses are keeping their distance from the cloud for that reason. Although cloud-based IT solutions are capable […]. InfoSec cloud

Deloitte Acquires Cloud Consulting Firm Day1 Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

Professional services heavyweight expands its cloud expertise. Cloud Computing Deals SharedRead More.

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Why accounting matters to your cloud computing plans

David Linthicum

Where do I get my cloud news? But, more and more, accounting is becoming a larger part of cloud computing —no matter what side of the cloud you’re sitting on. While you can typically find 30 to 40 percent better operational cost utilization when using cloud computing, that savings may be diluted by the fact that you’re giving up depreciation on hardware in the datacenter. [ Get started: Azure cloud migration guide. Tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud.

Alert Logic: Cloud Security as a Service


Alert Logic is widely known as an a provider of managed security services which can provide continuous monitoring and response managed by experts for firms using cloud, on-prem or hybrid architectures.

Cloud Communications Alliance and Cyber Threats in the Cloud


The Cloud Communications Alliance is an industry peer association dedicated to fostering the growth of cloud communications. They promote awareness, adoption and understanding of cloud communications services and their benefits. In doing so they are enabling and nurturing a key element of cloud disruption and are adding value to billions of people in doing so. Cloud Computing CTO Events NewsBob Gourley.

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Public Cloud Providers Embark On A European Building Spree

Forrester IT

Not long ago, European customers of the global public cloud vendors relied upon a single data centre 'region' for all their cloud computing needs. And, mostly, public cloud's early adopters in Europe just got on with it. cloud computing. european cloud.

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Secure Enclaves: Foundation For The Cloud-Based Enterprise


This is the first in a series of blog posts examining a cloud-based enterprise. In this post we’ll introduce how a Secure Enclave can help enterprises migrate to a cloud-based model. The two dominant themes in enterprise architecture today is the desire to save money by utilizing cloud services and threat of state-sponsored cyberattacks. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News AWS information technology public clouds

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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Cloud Computing Forensics Readiness

Cloud Musings

As organizations rapidly move into the cloud, the complexities of this multi-jurisdictional and multi-tenancy environment has made the importance of cloud forensics even more pronounced.

Private Clouds eBook


Cloud computing has achieved mainstream acceptance as an IT service delivery platform. Within the cloud paradigm, private cloud is gaining momentum for reasons ranging from performance optimization and cost containment to privacy and security. In Bright Computing's most recent eBook , they take a brief look at private clouds and discuss: What a private cloud is. Challenges associated with a private cloud. Benefits of having a private cloud.

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3 emerging cloud technologies for enterprise

David Linthicum

Enterprises are paying a lot more attention to the cloud these days—particularly to Amazon Web Services, which still leads the thinking in the public cloud. AWS’s Re:Invent conference is next month, and I expect to see three new types of cloud offerings emerge that will be of strong interest to enterprise. Policy-based cloud resource governance.

Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

David Linthicum

You’re hoping that nobody else is accessing the public cloud the company uses and that the inventory application will perform well for a change. However, even with just a handful of users on the cloud at that time of the morning, performance is still lackluster. The knee-jerk reaction is to blame the cloud provider. Keep in mind that if you’re at capacity in a public cloud, you can simply add more. It’s 7:00 a.m., and you’re in the office early.

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Docker could threaten cloud providers' portability plans

David Linthicum

Applications Cloud Computing Virtualization Docker Application Virtualization PaaS Cloud Computing Credit: iStockphoto read more.

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