Articles about Cloud

Three steps to making a cloud smart investment

Cloud dollars

Today, many businesses are transitioning to cloud to modernize environments, improve system reliability, advance their digital business initiatives, and support the new realities compelled by the pandemic, such as working from home. According to Gartner, "cloud is the powerhouse that drives today’s digital organizations". In fact, its growth has been little short of meteoric, with a staggering $494.7 billion spend and 20.4 Percent predicted growth in 2022

Cloud is driving increased security, increased performance, better customer experience and better value for money in tech investment, and it continues to be widely adopted by global business. But organizations are becoming more prudent and strategic in their cloud investments, centering desired business and technical outcomes when selecting the cloud model that best fits their individual needs. 

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Almost half of businesses are struggling with cloud costs

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A new report published today by business monitoring firm Anodot reveals 49 percent of businesses find it difficult to get cloud costs under control, and 54 percent believe their primary source of cloud waste is a lack of visibility into cloud usage.

The report, based on a survey of over 130 US-based IT directors and executives, shows 91 percent of respondents report they currently have IT infrastructure in the cloud, while 60 percent say that migrating more workloads to the cloud is their top cloud initiative in the coming year.

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Cloud hyperscalers get more involved in open source

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Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are getting more employees involved in open source than ever before according to new analysis.

A study from Aiven of GitHub, the repository hosting service, finds the total number of active contributors to GitHub from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google has increased by 300 percent in six years -- from 2,654 contributors in May 2016 to 10,549 in May 2022.

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Is risk-aversion holding back cloud maturity?

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As we all know by now, the "cloud" is not just another "IT thing" that only IT people should care about. This is because every organization that has understood this principle has triumphed. Unfortunately, a significantly higher number have merely paid lip service to this idea. To them, the cloud is just another IT thing. The cloud enables a pace of change that companies of the past could have only ever dreamed of. Instead of waiting 6 months to deploy a new app, you can have the idea in the morning and have it deployed company-wide by the afternoon.

At least that’s the theory. But how many of us have seen this happen in reality? The problem is not a technical one. Most organizations could work at this "cloud pace," but most don’t. They might have the technology, leadership support, budget etc. to operate at this "same day" pace, but they don’t. Why not?

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Why run your database in Kubernetes? [Q&A]

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Kubernetes is one of the most widely used platforms for running containerized applications. Many businesses though still run their databases in a more traditional environment.

Of course there's no reason why you can't run a database in Kubernetes and there are many advantages to doing so. We spoke to Karthik Ranganathan, founder and CTO of cloud-native database specialist Yugabyte, to discuss the pros and cons.

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Digital transformation with four underutilized cloud-based capabilities

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Making the most productive use of an organization’s digital resources is a vital ingredient for success in today’s ultra-competitive business landscape. Companies are challenged to extract the maximum value from their data assets when using exclusively in-house computing solutions.

This article will discuss cloud-based solutions and methods businesses can adopt to enhance their organization’s digital transformation. Failure to recognize and act on the potential benefits of these cloud technologies can leave a company struggling to keep up with more proactive market rivals.

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New cloud-based platform helps protect operational security

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As more and more devices that we might not conventionally think of as 'IT' become connected, the risks to enterprises increase.

To address this concern Claroty is launching xDome, a new cloud-based industrial cybersecurity platform that drives cyber and operational resilience for modern industrial businesses.

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Why are enterprises overspending on the cloud?

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Cloud services have grown exponentially in recent years, with businesses embracing the solutions to provide scalability, agility, and access to new applications. Most organizations have already embraced the cloud or are planning to do so -- and the increased movement of infrastructure to the cloud is described as “inevitable” by 95 percent of enterprises polled recently.

Despite this momentum, enterprises are growing frustrated with some limitations of cloud services and are starting to wonder if more can be achieved. Cloud is not always meeting businesses’ expectations, with inadequate management tools, issues with accessing data, and inflexible pricing plans often resulting in dissatisfied customers. 

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84 percent of companies have only basic cloud security capability

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A large majority of companies are only at an entry level in terms of their cloud security capabilities according to a new study.

The research, carried out for cloud infrastructure security company Ermetic by Osterman Research, surveyed 326 organizations in North America with 500 or more employees and who spend a minimum of $1 million or more each year on cloud infrastructure.

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A third of businesses feel locked in to major cloud providers

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Hyperscale cloud providers continue to dominate the market, with Azure and AWS in use as the major public cloud provider by 82 percent of businesses.

But new research from Civo shows that 34 percent of users feel locked into the services these major providers deliver, with 65 percent of these saying that data transfer costs are too expensive for them to move off their current cloud.

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IT and security leaders lack confidence in their ability to protect the cloud

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A new study from secure access specialist Appgate based on research by the Ponemon Institute finds 60 percent of IT and security leaders are not confident in their organization's ability to ensure secure cloud access.

The survey of nearly 1,500 IT decision makers and security professionals worldwide sets out to examine the pain points experienced in securing cloud environments and how zero trust security methods can enable digital transformation.

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Drawing clearer insights from the cloud

Many companies are finding an outsized return on their technology investment in a familiar place: their data. That's because the increasing sophistication of cloud analytics is helping more companies unlock value from their information. It’s a trend that’s pushing revenue in the big data and business analytics sector to nearly $275 billion in 2022, according to Statista

While that number is impressive, the return on investment to organizations that leverage cloud analytics correctly is incalculably greater. Properly specified and executed, cloud analytics platforms can gather, process and analyze enormous quantities of data with ever-increasing speed and efficiency, helping organizations gather in-depth insights on every aspect of their operations.

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Microsoft adds a new interactive photo sharing feature to OneDrive

If you use Microsoft OneDrive to store your photos in the cloud you’re going to be thrilled to hear that the service is about to get a whole lot more useful.

The company today announces that it is releasing a public preview of OneDrive photo story, a new, interactive feature that "securely connects your favorite moments to the people who matter most."

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Why organizations must move to a cloud-based infrastructure [Q&A]

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The past couple of years have led to lots of new demands on IT and many businesses have turned to the cloud in order to meet them.

Whilst the initial assumption may have been that these changes would be temporary, much of the shift in working patterns looks like becoming permanent. We spoke to Alkira's CEO Amir Khan to find out more about what this means for businesses as they gear up for remote work on a long-term basis.

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Cloudy with a chance of higher earnings

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The latest 2022 Cloud Salary Survey from O'Reilly shows that tech workers make more money in hybrid or remote work scenarios and gain increased salary and skills training through workplace learning.

It also shows that 20 percent of tech workers report they've already changed employers over the last year, and 25 percent of respondents are planning to find new employment with better compensation.

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