After recent outages from major cloud providers affected thousands of businesses in the US, many CIOs and CTOs are thinking hard about their cloud strategies. Specifically, they’re looking at the risks of having one service provider across their entire cloud environment, which includes the vulnerabilities of internal, on-premises systems. This is very similar to the […]
Enterprises manage risk. It’s a business reality that applies as much to cloud computing as it does to finance, operations or marketing. To mitigate risk from data loss or downtime, or retain control of enterprise data and application strategy, organizations today often use two or more cloud providers in their cloud environments. This multi-cloud strategy […]
Hybrid cloud is attractive because it enables customers to draw on the wide-ranging capabilities of public cloud service providers while using private cloud deployment for sensitive applications and data. Interlinking cloud-deployed applications and data with traditional, non-cloud enterprise applications and data is also an important part of hybrid cloud deployments. The benefits of hybrid cloud […]
In an earlier post, I defined a hybrid cloud and discussed possible scenarios including multiple public cloud providers, private clouds and traditional information technology (IT) environments. While that post explained hybrid cloud infrastructures, it was not the full story—especially if you plan to implement a hybrid cloud in your environment. Like an onion that has many […]
As I explained in my earlier blog post, “Cloud accelerates the evolution of mankind,” I believe that cloud has the power to change the world. It achieves this by giving us speed—and this has an exponential affect. When I first became a professional software developer in the late 1980s, we spent two years designing and […]
Cloud has had a profound effect on the outsourcing industry.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has been a major concept in the evolution of information technology. There have been a lot of discussions and hype around it over the past decade. The hype has shifted to cloud computing, but the principles of SOA are still vitally important. The service orientation is fundamental for most paradigms of cloud computing.
In my previous blog, “ITIL 2011 speaks about cloud computing. Is this enough?” I reported how the recent 2011 version of ITIL speaks about cloud computing and realized we definitely need to try to go beyond the official books. With this and future blogs I will try to contribute with some ideas and statements, which are my own and not necessarily best practices.