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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
News
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
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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
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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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Amazon Pumps Out New Database and Machine Learning Services
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
News
Amazon's announcements at AWS Re:Invent continue to extend AWS offerings far beyond basic infrastructure services.
By Barb Darrow, technology journalist , 11/30/2017
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9 Ways to Reduce Latency When Connecting to Public Clouds
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
The more companies rely on cloud applications, the more important it becomes to be proactive in ensuring that latency and quality issues are kept to a minimum.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 11/28/2017
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Docker Ducks and Weaves in a World Buffeted by Change
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
Docker's embrace of Kubernetes in the enterprise might make you wonder how Docker will find new growth paths.
By Ben Kepes , 11/27/2017
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Tech Vendors to Watch in 2018
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
Browse through the hottest vendors in cloud, DevOps, infrastructure, security, and data and analytics.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 11/14/2017
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Azure Stack: Focusing on What It Isn't, Not What It Is
Ben Kepes,
News
While Microsoft itself seems pretty clear on what Azure Stack really is, the company still needs to do some work on its message, and on how customers and industry partners view the service.
By Ben Kepes , 11/14/2017
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25 Data & Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Businesses are updating their approaches to data analytics as the competitive landscape changes. We explore the trends, technologies, and vendors leading the way.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 11/13/2017
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Cloud Vendors Leading the Charge in 2018
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
Our roundup features the top cloud providers as well as technology vendors offering tools for managing cloud environments.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 11/13/2017
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The Cloud: We're Not in 2012 Any More
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
News
Forrester's upcoming cloud 2018 predictions report, scheduled for release tomorrow, highlights just how dramatic developments in security, analytics, and applications tools have advanced the cloud.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 11/6/2017
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