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Archive of posts with tag 'public cloud providers'

Public Cloud Success Will Require Rearchitecting, Fine-Tuning
by Christine Cignoli on

By the end of 2019, 60% of business will have moved their operations primarily to a SaaS model and away from on-premises, according to a recent 451 Research survey. Amazon and Microsoft have traction in the cloud market for these businesses, of course. 35% say that Microsoft will become their most strategic cloud partner, while 17% name Amazon. That’s a...

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Tags: cloud security, public cloud, public cloud providers

Are You Certified to Fix AWS?
by Andrew Sanders on

Some people are always called upon to fix things. It’s true in families (Hi Mom. Yes, I can fix your computer), and it’s also true in businesses. There are plenty of instances in which people who aren’t necessarily trained for the job might find themselves in charge of a company’s EC2 implementation, for example. If you happen to be one...

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Tags: AWS, public cloud providers

Diagnosing (and Avoiding) the Top 3 AWS EC2 Issues
by Andrew Sanders on

There are a staggering number of businesses building their core applications around Amazon Web Services’ cloud offerings, such as their Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In 2015, Amazon reported an EC2 growth rate of 95%. It has been used for everything from creating an on-demand supercomputing cluster for pharma research to reinforcing the backend for music-recognition app Shazam. EC2 is extremely...

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Tags: AWS, AWS EC2, cloud monitoring, public cloud providers

When you use Amazon Web Services (AWS), you offload a lot of the responsibility for managing those services to the cloud provider. However, you still need to monitor those services and for two main reasons: First, you need to make sure the cloud provider is delivering the level of service you're paying for. Second, you need to make sure the...

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Tags: AWS, cloud monitoring, public cloud providers

Planning Your Network Technology Future? Many Choices Ahead
by Christine Cignoli on

The fall ONUG conference a few weeks back explored lots of emerging networking technology and trends. Here’s a good look into some of those, including network infrastructure consolidation, where SD-WAN functionality is packaged into a larger product that also offers routing, security and other features. Then there’s automation, which one expert argues is the only way for businesses to get...

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Tags: multicloud, network hardware, public cloud providers

The partnership between VMware and AWS is good for both VMware and AWS—but it’s also good for IT. Any IT team managing a virtualized environment with VMware, which is a solid majority of IT teams, can move those virtual workloads to the AWS cloud without reengineering anything. Previously, VMware-heavy IT shops were locked into their complex virtualized environments, and locked...

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Tags: AWS, public cloud providers, vmware

Cloud Is Not Always Cheaper
by Joe Michalowski on

There was certainly a period of skepticism for cloud computing, but at this point companies have almost universally adopted some form of cloud computing. Without a doubt, cost efficiency is one of the most frequently cited motivations for cloud migration. But be careful—there’s danger in blindly trusting the cost-savings promises that come with moves to SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS. Don’t...

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Tags: cloud costs, cloud migration, public cloud providers

One of the less obvious aspects of the fantastic growth of the cloud has been the substantial role played by virtual private cloud (VPC). Those are chunks of public cloud capacity reserved in varying degrees for specific organizations. Cloud has captured the imagination of business and IT. It’s a spending stampede. And a big portion of the move to the...

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Tags: hosted cloud, private cloud, public cloud providers

Organizations of all sizes are choosing to conduct at least part of their business in the cloud, and choosing which cloud provider to work with is an important part of that process. The provider can mean the difference between a cloud migration that goes off without a hitch, and one that causes delays, additional expenses and ongoing headaches down the road....

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Tags: cloud infrastructure, cloud migration, public cloud providers

Avoid Cloud Disasters, Embrace the SLA
by Christine Cignoli on

Talk of IT disasters can spark equal amounts of fear of them happening to us, and gratitude that the big one hasn’t happened to us yet. Network World offers some tips on what not to do when migrating to the cloud to avoid disasters—or, at the very least, grumbling users. They recommend splitting apps into two groups: those that will...

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Tags: public cloud providers, SD WAN, WAN

Cloud Providers Innovate, Build and Cash In
by Christine Cignoli on

In this brave new world of running businesses with cloud and SaaS technology, who’s buying hardware anymore? Well, cloud providers, that’s who. Financial filings from AWS, Microsoft and Google show they spent a combined $31.54 billion on capital expenditures and capital leases in 2016. Amazon is building a new cloud region in Sweden, and analysts say one region alone can...

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Tags: cloud computing, public cloud providers

3 Public Cloud Providers, One Monitoring Goal
by Joe Michalowski on

So you’ve decided to take the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) approach to cloud migration. That’s great—you’re on your way to realizing the cost savings and flexibility of cloud computing. But the decisions don’t stop when you choose between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Choosing your public cloud provider—Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)—is the next...

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Tags: cloud adoption, IaaS, public cloud providers

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