If you are anyplace in the US other than those rain-starved western states, you probably have watched approaching clouds and cold fronts with dread this winter, right down into the deepest of the Deep South.
You might end up wondering how servers decide on those little Amazon-style stars if a software utility developed at Stanford University finds a home in cloud provider and cloud-based enterprise datacenters.
While its disciples promise infinite savings, economics of the cloud need a little bit more than hype to justify a transition. With such a major shift in how IT services are delivered, any CIO will want to know how much it will cost to transition, what will be saved, and what the risks are. Moreover, the CIO has to look for a very substantial gain to ...
Large enterprises have the money and the staff to build and manage business intelligence (BI) and data analytics systems. However, for midmarket firms, it's a struggle, although the cloud can give them enterprise-size capabilities.
What was intended as an examination of how one cloud customer solved an application performance challenge actually serves the secondary purpose of illustrating what life may look like for those IT professionals concerned about life and careers in the cloud.
It's easy for enterprise IT leaders in the commercial sector to dismiss the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) as just another set of rules that their peers in the federal bureaucracy have to endure.