Serverless Computing: AWS vs. Azure

Source:- datamation.com Recently, a new kind of cloud computing has been getting more attention from the media and enterprise customers. Serverless computing, also known as function as a service (FaaS), allows developers to run code in the cloud without worrying about infrastructure. They simply upload their code, and the service bills them for the computing resources used to execute their code. Some analysts believe that serverless could be a big trend in 2017 and beyond. As enterprises embrace DevOps philosophies,

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What is the point of hybrid cloud – or, is it time to re-evaluate hybrid?

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Opinion There used to be a buzz around hybrid cloud. The idea was simple, host your mission critical applications in-house where they were more secure and manageable and then burst into the cloud for additional capacity. Sounds great; but in reality, it didn’t really work. Many organisations tried and while some succeeded most failed. Why? The primary issue was network latency between stacks but there was also a huge degree of complexity in orchestrating different technology platforms successfully.

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3 steps to boost your career in the cloud

Source:- infoworld.com It’s not easy to get ahead in large enterprises. Companies of that size are typically awash in policies and procedures that affect how far and how fast you can go as an employee. Years ago, I remember working for a Global 2000 company where it was understood that you had to leave and come back to get any kind of career acceleration. These days, with the cloud technology talent shortage and the higher cost of that talent, companies

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How a rebirth at the edge will change the cloud

Source:- networkworld.com For enterprise IT, the cloud has finally reached the tipping point. It is no longer a question of whether cloud is part of the strategic plan for most organizations, but simply when and how they will realize the move to cloud. If you’re an IT leader, however, you may not want to get too comfortable with your cloud strategy. Despite having just fully arrived in the cloud era, we are about to move on—at least according to Peter

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Top 5 Reasons to Assess Your Cloud Adoption Maturity in 2017

Source:- cisco.com As highlighted in IDC’s recent CloudView Survey, almost 78% of organizations use some form of cloud today, yet only 3% of the companies IDC surveyed have optimized cloud strategies in place. The most mature cloud organizations are defined by their use of DevOps, hybrid and multi-provider clouds, micro-services, and containers, and they consume cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) and security applications. In fact, greater cloud maturity leads to millions of dollars in annual benefits per cloud-based application. ($3M

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De-risking the cloud

Source:- zdnet.com Whatever has happened to cloud? From risk bête noir to flavour of the month – how did that happen? Surveys across the board show huge growth in the adoption of cloud computing, especially hybrid cloud: in a recent report, 95% of IT professionals said they were using the cloud, and 75% said they were using hybrid cloud. And the report also found that security was no longer the top cloud challenge, with the top spot now occupied by

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Enterprise IT trends for 2017: ‘Fog’ computing, Internet sensors, the second coming of silicon

Source:- venturebeat.com With Snap’s IPO reportedly imminent and the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now wrapped up, many in the tech world have been focused on innovations in consumer technology lately. But I think the coming year also will be marked by lesser-noticed tectonic shifts in enterprise-IT: Trends related to cloud computing, big data, and even basic computer chips, which are getting a makeover thanks to the new demands placed on them by the deluge of data and

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Cloud & DevOps: An Evolving Relationship for a Better Future

Source:- siliconindia.com The relationship between Cloud and DevOps has been evolving in response to the drastic societal transformations. Users are primarily giving importance to the overall experience rather than the product itself. Enterprises are, therefore, focusing on the packaging of products with services. Such transformations are strengthening the relationship between Cloud and DevOps. IT is leveraging the advantages of cloud to achieve the DevOps needs. This bonding is getting popular. The 21st Century Enterprise is all about creating a long-lasting

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How APIs are enabling the future of IT infrastructure

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Companies are always looking for new ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining excellence in the quality of their products and services. A big part of cloud computing that IT departments and service providers increasingly look to is APIs (application programming interfaces) to enable automation, in turn driving efficiency, consistency and cost savings. How are businesses doing this, and where are the opportunities for future development? Enabling operational efficiency One important outcome of the automation enabled

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