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The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it's value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers need.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/23/2018
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5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
News
I went digging in the weeds of the current cloud pricing battlefield to understand what is going on so you don't have to. Here's what I learned matters a lot, a little, and just enough.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 2/22/2018
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For IT in 2018, Think Change and Change Again
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Even with the ongoing new developments in core technologies, IT organizations are facing dramatic changes in how they work in 2018 as they embrace new business concepts and strategies.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/15/2018
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Cisco Report: A Story of Cloud Endings and Beginnings
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
While some aspects of the cloud, such as migrations, are rapidly coming to a close, new avenues are beginning to open.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/14/2018
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10 Things You Need to Know About Kubernetes
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
This open source container orchestration platform looks like it's on its way to becoming a de facto standard.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 2/6/2018
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Chewing the Cloudy Fat with Colin Bodell, the Ultimate Cloud Insider
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
Cloud pioneer Colin Bodell, now with Groupon, shares his experiences and thoughts on implementing an enterprise cloud strategy.
By Ben Kepes , 2/1/2018
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11 Best-Paying Cloud Skills
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
In a recent survey, IT managers said that they were willing to pay more for employees with these hard-to-find cloud skills.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 1/29/2018
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AWS Does What it Needs to Do to Achieve Growth in China
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
In the wake of AWS selling off assets in China the company is still expanding its presence there.
By Ben Kepes , 1/17/2018
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7 Acquisitions that Point to Cloud Maturity
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
While strides are indeed being made in the world of cloud computing, the most recent mergers and acquisitions show a marketplace that is beginning to mature.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/16/2018
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As Cloud Market Swells, So Does Cloud Environment Complexity
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
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As enterprises move beyond the phase of initial cloud adoption and into hybrid and multicloud environments, the complexity of managing all the moving parts begins to set in.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 1/12/2018
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Cloud Computing 2018: More of Everything
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Activity on the cloud adoption front throughout 2017 set the stage for some dramatic changes in how enterprises use the cloud in 2018.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/4/2018
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How IT Can Improve Asset Management
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The traditional approach to IT asset management is flawed and needs to be replaced with a strategy that factors in the reliance on cloud computing and SaaS.
By Mary Shacklett, founder and owner of Transworld Data , 12/29/2017
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Enterprises Cautiously Migrate Toward IaaS
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
Satire
On-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service will coexist for quite a while with large organizations moving more workloads to the public cloud, yet operating their own data centers for years to come.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 12/28/2017
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Driving Cloud Innovation, While Managing Legacy
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
For companies to unlock cloud computing’s true potential, business leaders need to adopt an agile approach, targeting innovation and business transformation.
By Siki Giunta, Global Strategy Lead, Journey to Cloud, Accenture , 12/21/2017
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AWS Ignites Debate About the Death of IT Ops
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Commentary
Amazon's announcements at AWS RE:Invent make it highlight an AWS message that serverless is the way to go, which isn't good news for those in operations jobs.
By Tom Petrocelli, Contributing Analyst, Amalgam Insights. , 12/11/2017
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The Clouds Are Different Over China
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
By Ben Kepes , 12/11/2017
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Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
By Kip Compton, VP, Cloud Platforms & Solutions, Cisco , 12/8/2017
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Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
By Mark Baker, Field Product Manager, Canonical , 12/7/2017
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Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Satire
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
By Neal Weinberg, technology journalist , 12/6/2017
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Pragmatic But Impossible: An OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Native Foundation Tie Up
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
Imagine if enterprises could turn to a single open source stack for their infrastructure needs rather than a host of different organizations.
By Ben Kepes , 12/4/2017
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