Category: Systems & Infrastructure

Do you have your act together on cloud governance?

Lack of discipline is a killer of efficiency and ROI Cloud services are now generally accepted as an integral part of IT delivery. If the findings of a Freeform Dynamics...

Digital Boardroom In 5 – Practical Options and Reference Architectures for Future Business Continuity

Our thanks to Neil Briscoe, CTO for Cloud Gateway who led an excellent session on how COVID-19 presented a serious threat to business continuity and expertly moderated by Ian Golding.  Neil provides expansions on modern architectures and technologies which present compelling business cases for a range of requirements. Here are his top 5 takeaways.

Who Makes You Think Multi-Cloud?

Contributor and Cloud Evangelist Ian Moyse seeks the capabilities most have come to hope from a multi-cloud environment. Many either pay lip service in delivery or have found their current approaches limiting. Where is the promised land of “easy to shift when required” and to mix cloud platforms freely without limitations of cost and development?  The Multi-cloud enables an organisation to distribute workloads across multiple cloud environments, mitigating single cloud risks and gaining a bigger return for investment.

Cloud Performance

Thousand Eyes lifts lid on the black-box of cloud and internet connectivity

CIO WaterCooler Contributor and Bloor Research Director Paul Bevan delves into the details of the Thousand Eyes Cloud Performance Benchmark report. This is a fascinating and must-read report for those of you using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud or Alibaba Cloud to run important operational applications. It covers end-user to and from the Cloud measurements, inter-availability zone (AZ) and inter-region cloud vendor specific performance as well as network performance between the cloud vendors.

Costing Cloud Data migrations

A cautionary tale about cloud data migrations as NASA moves its Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) storage onto an AWS Cloud.

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