Judith Hurwitz

Adding intelligence to a multicloud strategy

Not long ago, a major cloud provider suffered a major outage because of what the company later blamed on a typo. This is not the first or last time that a simple mistake—a configuration error, a poorly-timed software update or a network outage—has caused chaos. I predict that things will only get more challenging as […]

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3 imperatives for self-service in a multicloud environment

The advent of cloud-based platform services has dramatically expanded the options available to developers. While many developers have flocked to cloud-based development tools, others continue to use on-premises development environments. What has become clear is that there is no single development platform or cloud deployment model that fits every situation. With the advent of the […]

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The economics of hybrid cloud

Many businesses adopt hybrid cloud because all workloads are not the same. There are times it makes sense for security and governance concerns to place workloads in a private cloud. When the organization must be accountable for customer data, it may find that that private cloud enables its users to track and govern data more […]

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The role of visibility and control in the hybrid cloud

I had an interesting discussion with the chief tech officer of a rather large insurance company the other day. His company is making huge progress in moving from a rigid IT environment to one that provides agility and flexibility for changing business situations. The situation within his company reflects many of the key players in […]

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Why the hybrid cloud is imperative for business

As the old saying goes, “Adapt or die.” Businesses are often learning the hard way that if they don’t transform the way they interact with customers they risk losing to companies that move faster. These innovative companies know how to change their business models with new business realities. It is not a coincidence that these […]

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Three imperatives for a successful hybrid cloud model

Increasingly, organizations are looking to cloud services to respond to the need for speed, flexibility and containing costs. As cloud becomes more strategic to the business, the hybrid cloud is becoming the optimal method for delivering services in a predictable and secure manner. Hybrid cloud environments allow businesses to quickly react to market changes and […]

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