Category Archives: Cloud Computing

What to Expect in Cloud Management for 2016

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We’ve seen a lot of changes throughout the year, and cloud adoption has grown significantly among enterprises. The impact to IT organizations has kept the vendor ecosystem extremely busy with evaluations, consulting and POCs throughout the industry – infrastructure, management, applications and services. Check out what I’ve learned and what I’m predicting for the coming year. Read More

Real DevOps Value vs Hype: Survey Highlights

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Here’s a question for you: Does DevOps measure up to your expectations? Sure, several surveys in the last year or two have established DevOps as a hot trend. Even as DevOps adoption is on the rise, a look at the tools that software development and release teams use and their perceived value, reveals deeper DevOps trends. That’s why together with Devops.com, we recently conducted a survey to explore how real the DevOps promise is for enterprises.
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Control public and private cloud spend with cost center budgeting

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Managing the IT spend for multiple teams across multiple cloud services is a daunting prospect, particularly, when you have to monitor usage for each cloud and team. Cloud environments promise scalable, pay-as-you-use pricing, and easy setup. On the flip side, organizations running workloads on multiple platforms and hybrid clouds lack visibility, which is critical to cost governance and understanding the total cost of ownership (TCO). ElasticBox can help you gain visibility and control over the foggy world of cloud deployments with the help of Cost Centers. Read More

NTT Cloud Reality Check reveals global enterprise challenges to cloud adoption

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Earlier this year, NTT communications commissioned a poll of 1600 ICT decision makers including IT directors, CIOs, CTOs across the USA and Europe. These are people in charge of setting tactical and strategic policies for development teams. The NTT poll asked them various questions such as which applications best suit which infrastructure? Is there a link between application maturity and applications that suit the cloud versus corporate datacenter?

The results from the poll and the analysis form the highlights of the NTT Cloud Reality Check report. The report shows key trends by country, industry, as well as by company size. We asked Len Padilla Vice President Product Strategy at NTT Europe about some of the key insights. Read More

3 fundamental ways ElasticBox can impact your bottomline

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Watching the women’s world cup final last weekend was thrilling. Of course it was fun to see the USA women’s team win the soccer championship (football for those living outside of the US). Having coached my son’s soccer team for many years, I was awed by the team’s mastery of soccer fundamentals and appreciated how much drilling and practice led them to the championship. Read More

3 ways to battle the Goliaths of cloud automation

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Many cloud automation startups I advise experience similar challenges. A lack of resources like time, money, talent or a combination of them is a common one. Then as incumbents in a marketplace where the giants command a big piece of the market share, they struggle to build consumer awareness and adoption. What to do when the odds are against you? The art of battling giants lies in the underdog turning their greatest weakness into a strategic strength, says Malcolm Gladwell in David and Goliath. But how can startups leverage their weaknesses as strengths? Read More

The last one that transformed the future

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The headline made her yelp for joy. A year into the future of D-Chip, on a crisp August morning, Phoebe opened the newspaper and swiped to the technology section on her iPad. What she saw was riveting: D-Chip reborn as a star in wearable computing. Read More

Why infrastructure matters, but also doesn’t

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Infrastructure is changing. It’s nearly impossible to design a product or application without carefully planning how it’ll deploy on specific infrastructure. I should know because in running a business that automates application deployments, I deal with infrastructure every day. So here’s my take on how I view infrastructure and its evolving changes. Read More

Go undercover with the ElasticBox agent

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It’s no secret that ElasticBox performs deployments on your remote virtual machines using an agent. But what goes on behind the scenes? What makes the agent tick? Join me for a deep dive. Read More

More than one way to do Cloud Bursting

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Cloud Bursting is a hot topic in cloud computing today. It’s a model that gauges an organization’s ability to use internal resources to host services critical to their business, and during demand spikes consume resources from public clouds on a pay-as-you-go approach. Read More