Getting your business into the cloud is one thing, but keeping it there is a whole different discussion. As more enterprises join the hybrid platform, proper backup, downtime access, and other availability issues are becoming bigger priorities. Read More
Damon’s recent post, “How Many Cloud Providers Do You Need?”, got me thinking about vendor lock-in and the nightmares it can bring. Vendor lock-in usually makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services for some period of time, unable to use another vendor without substantial penalties or switching costs. Read More
Local governments are becoming more reliant on clouds, and increasingly hybrid ones, but a new survey says the federal government is much slower to warm to new technology models.
MeriTalk and AT&T determined that the feds would save about $19 billion annually if it utilized the cloud. Worse still, they seem painfully aware of the benefits.
From the publication Help Net Security: Read More
There's no shortage of hybrid cloud research out there. One of the more exhaustive studies is "Hosting and Cloud Study 2014: Hosting and Cloud Go Mainstream" done by The 451 Group/Yankee Group and the Uptime Institute. Read More
Earlier this year, we talked about what it takes to turn hybrid cloud interest into action. While there is a definite risk of staying on the sidelines too long, there is also a challenge when companies don’t go deep enough into their research and jump in too hastily. Read More
Tech business leaders like to keep options as open as possible. Vendor lock-ins, blind commitments, and other one-way decisions are antonym to company agility, especially in today’s fast-moving industries. But when do we spread ourselves too thinly across all the options, stacking providers on top of providers? Read More
Startups have less to risk going completely to the cloud platform, while legacy enterprises, because of previous investments, may lean more towards keeping some local facilities. Now we are seeing traditional businesses jumping completely to the cloud.
For instance, the century-old media company Conde Nast just shut down its 67,000 square foot data center and now is 100% cloud. CIO spoke with CTO and EVP Joe Simon: Read More
In a recent post, when writing about hybrid cloud as a stop gap for some companies transitioning between platforms, Damon asked: "How vulnerable are companies that are putting their focus more on the new tech than maintaining the old platform?" Good question - I wonder how many organizations are actually evaluating this risk. Read More