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February 7, 2018  4:41 PM

Cloud computing ecosystem: Greater than the sum of its parts

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, cloud provider, Enterprise app store, self-service

While updating the cloud ecosystem definition for Whatis.com, TechTarget's encyclopedic database on IT definitions, I ran into … not a whole lot of information about cloud computing ecosystems on the web. Reference...

January 31, 2018  11:58 PM

Cloud computing interoperability, portability key to multi-cloud unity

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Interoperability, Platform as a Service, portability, Software as a Service

As cloud services become more important to companies today, cloud computing interoperability and portability become more than just multisyllabic IT terms. They're concepts that, when put to use, can help companies avoid being


November 30, 2017  11:58 PM

Ten years on, SaaS provider’s aim is improving cybersecurity

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, cybersecurity, PCI, SaaS

Waltham, Mass., tech company Sonian offers a cloud-based email archiving and analytics platform to companies and government agencies. The 10-year-old startup was acquired earlier this month by computer security vendor Barracuda Networks (which private equity company Thoma Bravo


August 31, 2017  11:42 AM

Telecom ponders future amid surging cloud computing popularity

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
China, Cloud Computing, mobile network, Public Cloud, Telecom

With cloud computing popularity on the ascent, Ben Chen has to think big. Chen is president of business development at a U.S. branch of China Unicom, a state-owned


August 10, 2017  4:42 PM

Deploying a multicloud management platform: What to consider

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud management

Cloud management software may help organizations bring order to cloud computing chaos -- managing and deploying a diversity of cloud services, keeping track of services used for billing...


July 31, 2017  11:58 PM

Out of many, one hybrid cloud management platform

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud management, Hybrid cloud

As organizations continue to look to cloud services for IT and business uses, their computing environments are becoming vast, entangled webs that span public cloud services and various forms of


July 31, 2017  9:53 AM

Ship data to provider, switch on machine learning capabilities

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
algorithm, AWS, Azure, CIOs, Cloud Computing, Google, Machine learning, Public Cloud

CIOs have some heavy lifting to do. Machine learning -- essentially algorithms that can process massive amounts of information in humanlike ways -- offers IT...


April 24, 2017  7:03 AM

A new IT security role, a tested reporting structure

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
CISO, Cloud Computing, Startup

The question of who's the CISO's boss is an old one, and there's still no single answer. I


March 10, 2017  10:15 AM

Shutterstock CIO plays ‘varsity’ defense against public cloud outages

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud architecture, Cloud Computing, Cloud outages, Public Cloud, SDDC, Shutterstock

Ask Shutterstock CIO David Giambruno about building a software-defined data center (SDDC) at the stock photo company, and he'll talk about what he calls "indiscriminate computing." He...


January 24, 2017  2:51 PM

The good and the bad of a multicloud strategy

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Multi-cloud

Are two clouds better than one? For many organizations moving part or all of their IT operations into the cloud, they are. Three and four are even better. Many organizations today follow a multicloud strategy --


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