Ethann Castell

Do we still need system administrators in the cloud?

In almost 20 years in IT, I don’t recall ever seeing a time when virtually all major IT vendors have aligned. But cloud computing seems to be different, as every major IT vendor is promoting cloud computing, and the future looks certain to be in the cloud.  As more and more infrastructure, applications and services […]

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Four traps to avoid when migrating mature applications to the cloud

Some organizations still run some very old applications. In fact, I’ve come across some applications recently whose origins date back to the mid-1990s! Applications of this age can introduce some unique challenges that may not be obvious at first glance. But as with people, they still have value even when they get to an advanced […]

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Four traps to avoid when migrating mature applications to the cloud

Some organizations still run some very old applications. In fact, I’ve come across some applications recently whose origins date back to the mid-1990s! Applications of this age can introduce some unique challenges that may not be obvious at first glance. But as with people, they still have value even when they get to an advanced […]

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Do we still need system administrators in the cloud?

As more and more infrastructure, applications and services are moved to the cloud, the role of the system administrator is questioned.

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Four ways to stay on top of the cloud

In this post I’ll share with you the sources I use to help me to stay on top of the cloud.

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Three ways to avoid cloud bill shock

In this post I’ll look at three ways to avoid unexpected or unnecessary cloud computing expenses.

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The present and future of cloud pricing models

Some people are not aware that there are a number of different pricing models for cloud computing. In this post I’m going to explain the four most common cloud computing pricing models. Understanding these models is important so that you can make informed decisions about which model to choose and also understand how you will […]

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The present and future of cloud pricing models

Some people are not aware that there are a number of different pricing models for cloud computing.

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Kill cloud zombies before it’s too late

If you’re using any cloud services, chances are that you’ve already created cloud zombies. Get rid of them before it's too late!

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How to stop a 75-year-old woman from destroying your business

A 75-year-old woman in the country of Georgia single-handedly stopped all Internet access to Armenia during 2011.

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How to innovate faster than the fastest

How can cloud computing give you the speed you need to innovate faster than your competition?

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Why the cloud means you have to stop making excuses for lousy software

Cloud computing can be the solution to problems associated with poor quality software and lack of testing.

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