A study that was conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient and found that 77 percent of respondents admit they do not have a formal cyber security incident response plan. About half of the 2,800 respondents reported that they didn?t even have an informal response plan.
The paths to cloud computing are not all the same. Although many enterprises aggressively use cloud computing to change how they do business, others are just trying to save 20 or 30 percent in ops costs.
The ROI of cloud computing is confusing. We were talking opex versus capex years ago, and then noticed that there was agility and time-to-market advantages as well. As cloud value metrics evolve, I?ve noted another key value indictor: the commitment to cloud computing.
Years ago, the notion of hybrid cloud bursting was compelling: How cool is it to have workloads on both private and public clouds and be able to run those workloads on the private cloud during normal operations and burst to the public cloud when resources on the private cloud were running low?
According to Gartner, by 2021, 40 percent of IT staff will be ?versatilists,? holding multiple roles. Moreover, most of these roles will be business-related, rather than technology-related, it predicts.
Companies are moving away from the traditional operations-oriented ROI model, and now look toward agility as the core metric to determine value. That?s clear in a new report called ?How Enterprises Are Calculating Cloud ROI?And Why Some Enterprises Are Moving Ahead Without It,? from ISACA.
The near monopoly a few companies have on hosting the internet may appear to be irreversible, but powerful economic and technological forces are leading us towards an internet no longer consolidated around datacenters. Instead, the software services you rely on will be deployed on computers that can be anywhere in from your pocket to a sleeping server room in a Fortune 500 company.
One of the likely outcomes of moving to the public cloud is altering how products are designed, a recent Harvard Business Review article shows. With cloud, there is closer collaboration between corporate IT departments and business units?sales, finance, forecasting, and even customer interaction. In fact, the HBR article shows that many IT departments have jointly developed products with their customers.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Today a new company, Ampere?, was launched to address memory performance, cost, space and power constraints for emerging hyperscale cloud applications and next-generation data centers. Ampere was born in and built for private and public clouds and delivers customers reliable 64-bit Arm® server processors with high [?]
Many people believe that workloads in the cloud always perform better because public clouds have access to an almost unlimited amount of resources. Although you can provision the resources you need?and even use serverless computing so the allocation of resources is done for you?the fact is that having the right amount of resources is only half the battle.
You know cloud computing is here to stay when the accountants take notice. The Financial Accounting Standards Board?s Emerging Issues Task Force plans to propose new rules for how to deal with cloud computing service costs.
Cloud computing sometimes defies economic analysis. The public cloud, in particular, is associated with abundance rather than scarcity, one of the key concepts of economics. But while the cloud creates efficiencies, it does not eliminate constraints or the need to choose between competing goods. One important task for IT teams today is to understand those options more clearly.
The press is still having a field day with this relatively new tech term edge computing, and how it will soon displace cloud computing. I?ve seen more a half dozen articles in just the last two months that advancing the perception that edge computing will displace, not complement, cloud computing.
If you?ve noticed a considerable increase in the price of memory in the last few months, you can thank (or blame) Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The explosion in growth among hyperscale data centers is great if you are a supplier of components to these companies, not so great if you are buying those same components.
According to a recent report by cloud and datcenter vendor Rackspace, ?Nearly three quarters of IT decision-makers (71 percent) believe their organizations have lost revenue due to a lack of cloud expertise. On average, this accounts for 5 percent of total global revenue, or $258,188,279 per organization.?
First of all, I hate doing yearly predictions. Also, this is the time of year that every PR firm in the country asks me to read the cloud computing predictions of their clients, which are all pretty much wrong and self-serving.
Let?s face facts: We often look at cloud computing as a single place to put our workloads and our data, where magic pixy dust takes care of what?s needed. But today we increasingly understand that the reality of the cloud?like the datacenter before it?is complexity, labor intensitiy, and more costs than we expected.
I hate writing about politics because the topic is so polarizing. However, I?ve had enough questions about the net neutrality issue that I felt InfoWorld readers needed some preliminary guidance about its effect on enterprise-grade cloud computing.
AWS Educate serves as a path for younger students to understand and get excited about the capabilities of the cloud, namely Amazon?s own AWS cloud. At AWS?s Re:Invent conference in last week, AWS announced the company is expanding its cloud education initiative to students ages 14-17.
Kubernetes is open source technology originally built by a Google team that has received support from several enterprises, including Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. This containers orchestration layer has many advantages, including the ability to process an application on any public cloud. This makes it easy for Kubernetes to migrate from one cloud vendor to another.
It?s easy to get caught up in the technology of cloud computing. We?ll certainly see that occur at the annual AWS Re:Invent show this week, where hundreds of providers will show off new and shiny technology.