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.

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.

The Cloud Is Disrupting Hadoop

Forrester IT

And the major force exerting pressure on Hadoop is the cloud. In a recent report, The Cloudy Future Of Hadoop , Mike Gualtieri and I examine the impact the cloud is having on Hadoop. Hadoop wasn't designed for the cloud, so vendors are scurrying to make it relevant. 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Oracle Bare Metal Cloud: Top Considerations and Use-Cases

Data Center Knowledge

Welcome to a new type of cloud experience: The Oracle Bare Metal Cloud. Now, learn about some unique data base offerings, Oracle's approach to cloud, the power of bare metal, and some cautions to be aware of. Cloud Computing Featured bare metal cloud cloud oracle cloudRead More.

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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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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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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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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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Cognitio’s Cloud Transition Framework Captures Lessons Learned From Real-World Cloud Implementations


The move toward cloud computing as a technology design style continues to accelerate. Considering these and other benefits the question is most often not “Should we use cloud services?” but rather, “How can we best utilize cloud services?”. Bob Gourley.

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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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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CTOvision Assessment on The Megatrend of Cloud Computing


In this post we dive deeper into the first of these trends, Cloud Computing. We succinctly describe Cloud Computing as the scalable delivery of computational resources. Models of cloud compute include public clouds, private clouds and blends in between. Bob Gourley.

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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

Cloud by the Megawatt: Inside IBM’s Cloud Data Center Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

All major US hardware vendors have tried and failed to become formidable rivals to Amazon in the cutthroat cloud infrastructure market; all except IBM. Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured IBM Site Selection

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What your provider won’t tell you about cloud security

David Linthicum

In the case of cloud computing, the tips that matter are mostly about cloud security approaches and technology. Everyone loves insider tips. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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.

Why hybrid cloud bursting went nowhere

David Linthicum

Years ago, the notion of hybrid cloud bursting was compelling: How cool is it to have workloads on both private and public clouds and be able to run those workloads on the private cloud during normal operations and burst to the public cloud when resources on the private cloud were running low? But here in 2018, you don’t find many bursting hybrid clouds. What is cloud computing?

How your workout fuels the cloud

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Consumer Electronics Mobile Apps Cloud Computing Credit: TommL read more.

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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.

Andreessen Horowitz Partner: Cloud Will Go Away

Data Center Knowledge

While a good chunk of the world’s enterprises have yet to start leveraging cloud services in a meaningful way, some in the Silicon Valley venture capital community are already thinking about a future when cloud will start losing its relevance. “In In the not-too-distant future cloud computing is going. Cloud Computing Featured

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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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What Facebook and the CLOUD Act mean for cloud privacy

David Linthicum

Now the CLOUD Act (the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act) has become law to let law enforcement gather your corporate data from servers overseas. Enterprises have enough to worry about with the data breaches that seem to occur each week, but now you're learning that social networking systems are gathering and using all sorts of data about everyone. Not only information about you, your friends, and your family, but your peers and employees.

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Managing Your Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Runaway cloud computing cost may be causing an information technology industry crisis. There is also an acute need for a holistic and heterogeneous system that can track the costs of cloud services from the point of consumption (e.g.,

Shazam: Cloud GPUs Finally Make Sense

Data Center Knowledge

Music-recognition app moves one-third of its GPU capacity to Google’s cloud Read More. Cloud Design Google Hardware

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