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November 10, 2017  3:07 PM

Three pieces of advice to master disaster recovery in the cloud

Kathleen Casey Kathleen Casey Profile: Kathleen Casey

With so many natural disasters in the news this year, many enterprises have thought about their approach to disaster recovery -- and whether their plan is foolproof. The cloud provides many benefits for disaster recovery (

September 22, 2017  8:13 PM

In cloud migration services, what’s old is new again

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

Despite all the promise that the cloud will usher in the next wave of technical innovations, a very traditional distribution model has taken a central role for cloud providers. With IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration, Big Blue is the latest large-scale vendor to lean on shipping companies to help get...


May 8, 2017  2:39 PM

A customer success story, with a twist

James Montgomery Profile: James Montgomery

One packed session at last week's Red Hat Summit in Boston was a case study on an internally built integration of Ansible with Red Hat CloudForms, to orchestrate a hybrid cloud environment with VMware and AWS. Ansible is an especially useful tool to deploy Puppet agents into the environment, noted...


March 20, 2017  2:48 PM

Awareness of shared-responsibility model is critical to cloud success

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

When companies move to the cloud, it's paramount that they know where the provider's security role ends and where the customer's begins. The shared-responsibility model is one of the fundamental underpinnings of a successful public cloud deployment. It requires vigilance by the cloud provider...


December 16, 2016  7:01 PM

Plan to kill Cisco public cloud highlights the investment needed to compete

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

The graveyard of public clouds is littered with traditional IT vendors, and it's about to get a bit more crowded. Cisco has confirmed a report by The Register that it will shut down its Cisco Intercloud Services public cloud early next year. The company rolled out Intercloud in 2014 with...


November 15, 2016  4:30 PM

Google cloud consulting service a two-way street

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

Google received plenty of attention when it reshuffled its various cloud services under one business-friendly umbrella, but tucked within that news was a move that also could pay big dividends down the road. The rebranded Google Cloud pulls together various business units, including Google Cloud...


October 31, 2016  8:03 PM

Google’s Stackdriver taps into growing multicloud trend

Kristin Knapp Kristin Knapp Profile: Kristin Knapp

A clear trend has emerged around public cloud adoption in the enterprise: organizations increasingly employ a mix of different cloud services, rather than go all in with one. As that movement continues, cloud providers who support integration with platforms outside their own – and especially with...


October 28, 2016  4:17 PM

Three IT nightmares that haunted cloud admins in 2016

Kathleen Casey Kathleen Casey Profile: Kathleen Casey

Cloud doesn't treat enterprise IT teams all the time; in fact, it occasionally throws out a few tricks. While there are many benefits to cloud, sometimes a cloud deployment can go terribly awry, prompting real-life IT nightmares -- ranging from spooky security breaches to pesky platform as a...


October 21, 2016  6:05 PM

Another week, another sign of VMware adapting to a multicloud world

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

VMware made waves last week by partnering with Amazon, but another big-name public cloud integration that flew under the radar this week also highlights where the company is headed as enterprises move to a multicloud strategy. VMware rolled out a number of updates at VMworld Europe around...


October 3, 2016  12:48 PM

Cloud computing employment trends shift from generalists to specialists

Kathleen Casey Kathleen Casey Profile: Kathleen Casey

Cloud computing has created a plethora of new jobs in the IT industry and shows no signs of slowing down. But what are companies looking for in a potential cloud employee? Job hunters face the difficult choice of zeroing in on a certain cloud service or vendor, or becoming a jack of all...


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