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Cloud Computing


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 --


October 14, 2016  9:54 AM

Cloud adoption rates down? Yes, but not really

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud migration, Public Cloud

A recent industry report had a finding anyone in IT right now would find arresting: Cloud adoption rates have dipped. Me: Come again? Report: Usage of cloud applications is...


July 31, 2016  9:30 PM

New cloud standards will help ease contract negotiations

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud standards

Cloud service agreements -- which spell out the obligations and responsibilities a cloud provider and a customer must adhere to -- are documents organizations with IT operations in the


June 27, 2016  4:38 PM

Long-term care firm finds security in cloud computing

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
CIO, Cloud Computing, Healthcare

A long-term care provider turned to cloud computing to shore up security and boost application performance. Here's the rundown: The Problem The IT situation at Creative Solutions in Healthcare was pretty dire two and a half years ago. When CIO Shawn Wiora came on board he...


June 15, 2016  1:02 PM

Trends, vendors, baristas converge at Cloud Expo 2016

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo 2016 had an ambitious billing: "The World of Cloud Computing All in One Place!" Held in a subterranean sector of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York in June, the convention indeed


May 10, 2016  6:36 PM

Bexar, Mitaka, Newton: Behind OpenStack release names

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Infrastructure As A Service, OpenStack

Mitaka is not only the latest release of the OpenStack cloud infrastructure service; it's also a city in Japan. In a webinar Thursday detailing the 13th version of the open source platform,


May 10, 2016  6:20 PM

OpenStack Mitaka aims to make open source easy-peasy

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Open source, OpenStack

The newest release of the OpenStack cloud infrastructure is designed to be easier to install, easier to use and easier to manage. That could be big news for CIOs. The cloud platform is delivering flexibility and...


January 31, 2016  9:54 PM

A CIO’s advice for cloud security in the cloud age

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, cyberdefense

Brian Lillie, CIO at data center builder Equinix, a company where security is "embedded in everything we do," said that doling out general advice for bolstering IT security in...


January 21, 2016  2:53 PM

Public or private cloud infrastructure: What’s cheaper?

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud costs, Private Cloud, SaaS

Alan Waite, an analyst at Gartner, asked an audience at the market researcher's Catalyst convention in San Diego last year whether anyone had chartered a private jet to get there. Of course, no one...


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