Portability means that you can move an application from one host environment to another, including cloud to cloud such as from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure. The work needed to complete the porting of an application from one platform to another depends upon the specific circumstances.
As the fallout continues over the Meltdown and Spectre exploits in Intel and now some ARM processors, the issue of what to do about it is coming front and center. Clearly there is no fixing a silicon problem; Intel will have to adjust future chips to deal with it. So, for now, we have the software fixes.
In 2018, ?hybrid IT? will be the most overused term in the IT industry. That?s not to say that hybrid IT isn?t a real thing. It very much is. Enterprise IT organizations have found themselves in a position where they are surrounded on all sides by both emerging and legacy systems, which creates the conditions for operating an environment that is anything but standardized. Hence the hybrid moniker.
Click to learn more about author John Felahi. In this second blog of a two-part series on Multi-Data Lake Management, we continue to best answer the question of: ?How can I make everything work together today?? In Part One on this subject, ?Five Essentials to Multi-Data Lake Management: Synchronizing Everything Together? we discussed coordinating all [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today unleashed a series of product updates designed to give IT professionals a new level of simplicity, visibility, and control in monitoring infrastructure, applications, and databases, particularly those in multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments. The updates [?]
Click to learn more about author Paul Stanton. Cloud Computing and DevOps are dominant themes in computing today. AWS, Azure, Google, and others compete to provide greater agility, while reducing enterprise cost of building, running, and protecting information services. Progress is being made in DevOps strategies, with new leadership and organizational culture, combined with tools [?]
The future of work is evolving at a rapid pace, and flexibility is at the forefront of the change. We?re talking about the ability to work anywhere, anytime, and from any device because technology enables a secure, integrated, and efficient way to work?not simply because company policy allows for flexibility in schedule or location.
While cloud computing holds out the promise of operational efficiency and cost optimization, most big companies will be operating hybrid computing environments for the foreseeable future. As a result, cloud technology for many companies adds yet another layer on top of an already complex computing infrastructure.
According to Gartner, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud over the next five years. Many research firms point to hybrid cloud as a fastest-growing segment, including MarketsandMarkets, which predicts that demand will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent through 2019, outpacing the IT market overall.
Cloud adoption continues apace as enterprises embrace the upsides of speed, simplicity, agility, and lower costs. Unless you?re a massive company with near unlimited resources, you likely won?t be able to come close to matching the big data, machine learning, or Internet of Things capabilities offered by the major cloud platform providers. New cloud innovations in technology, pricing and partnerships are surfacing every day, with more to come.
Cloud-based API data models have not only enhanced the cloud experience, but also provided a way for developers and administrators to integrate workloads into the cloud using those APIs. For most enterprises, APIs let share information across various on-premises and cloud-based applications. They also play an important role to integrate platform workloads more seamlessly. As cloud adoption continues to grow, there is more demand for integration points between applications inside and outside of the cloud environment. Rise of multicloud strategy along with need for enhancement in cross cloud capabilities have increased the dependency on cloud API environment. But which approach is better and what support do you get in your cloud environment?
I?m a firm believer that PowerShell knowledge is required if you work in Windows administration. That?s become especially true over the last three to four years as Microsoft has invested a good deal of time and energy into expanding the universe of things that PowerShell commands can accomplish. I?ve been on the PowerShell train for years now ? so much so that I wrote a book to help beginners learn it.
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, ?IBM today announced a new IBM Cloud Private software platform to help companies unlock billions of dollars in technology investment in core data and applications and extend cloud-native tools across public and private clouds. IBM Cloud Private software is designed to enable companies to create on-premises cloud [?]
As businesses turn to the cloud as a primary resource in driving competitive advantage, migrating to this new environment should be undertaken in a deliberate and systematic manner. Although the promise of higher reliability coupled with a lower cost may lure businesses to the cloud, 41% of businesses find themselves poorly prepared for the migration and end up moving applications back to colocation facilities. For enterprises seeking to ensure success in their migration, and even those considering making the switch, the validation of cloud applications should be of primary concern.
There should be no question that for most organizations, hybrid clouds are the way of the future. My research shows that over 80 percent of organizations either use or plant to use a hybrid cloud strategy, so it?s coming and coming fast.
Hybrid cloud: Many believe it?s the eventual state that most businesses will operate in ? some infrastructure resources on premises, others in the public cloud. Others believe it's a term that has been muddled by varied definitions from a range of vendors, diminishing the term to now be vague and nebulous.
Many years ago, when Arista Networks was in its infancy, its charismatic and sometimes controversial (at least to the folks at Cisco) CEO talked about how the company?s software-first approach would disrupt the networking industry. Just a few years later, the company stands a $1.7 billion revenue company with a dominant position in the webscale industry and a market cap of over $13 billion, so clearly CEO Jayshree Ullal?s prophecy came true.