If we look at market growth rates and the concentration of power within a handful of providers, using the terminology coined by Geoffrey Moore, it could easily be argued that the public IaaS cloud market is in the tornado and approaching Main Street. Despite a lack of publicly available market share data, for many in...Read more
Calling All Tech Bloggers, Writers and Evangelists!
IOD is growing and we’re looking for high quality, professional tech bloggers and writers to join the team! Whether your forte is creative writing or on the more technical side, we’re looking for writers with varying degrees of expertise in a realm we like to call ‘creative technical writing’. What we’re...Read more
I Love the Cloud: My Never-Ending Journey with the AWS
[GUEST POST] I started exploring the cloud computing world around 5 years ago, and I must admit that my initial understanding of the cloud was a disaster. At first, it was difficult to find a comprehensive definition, but I finally settled on one from the National Institute of Standards &...Read more
5 Things You Should Know About Continuous Deployment…by the Man Who Coined the Term
Tech Guru Timothy Fitz on making the jump to Continuous Deployment, the buzz around DevOps, and why GitHub has set back Software Departments by 5-10 years... BlazeMeter invited me to ask 5 key questions to Timothy Fitz - the man who coined and popularized Continuous Deployment. Here are the results: How would you...Read more
The Butterfly Effect of Uncontrolled Cloud Operations Change
The rapid development of SaaS applications in the cloud means more and more people, features and open source applications are combining together into one huge platform. Due to the immediacy of software development, a major challenge for software vendors is to audit changes in their application environments, such as system configurations....Read more
The Hybrid Cloud Exposed! 3 Challenges – 3 Insights
Last week, I was invited by Leaseweb to take part in a panel discussion about the evolution of the hybrid cloud. Alongside me sat Robert van der Meulen (Cloud Manager, LeaseWeb), Avi Shalisman (CEO, MoovingON), and Anatoly Atamanov (Director IT Operations, MyThings). As a result of this panel discussion, I’d like to...Read more
The Ins and Outs of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (DR)
Outages are inevitable. As we’ve seen over the past few years, every major cloud vendor’s experienced at least one, and we can expect that they will again at some point in the future. As cloud consumers, we need to be able to use the cloud’s building blocks and unlimited resources (at...Read more
The Cloud Enables IoT – a Perfect Match and the Microsoft (Azure) Hackathon
IoT has been the hottest topic and buzz word within the technological community in recent years. While some of us think of IoT and the cloud as interdependent, the dependency is actually one directional. IoT cannot function without the infrastructure and countless possibilities that the cloud facilitates. Being a cloud blogger,...Read more
Why DevOps Is a Role (and Not just a Concept)
Over the past five years, DevOps has evolved into an integral movement in the fields of software development and delivery. The agile manifesto has become increasingly popular in the tech world due to the business need for fast response times. This pushes IT to streamline development, integration and delivery into one...Read more
Ghostwriting, Content Farms and Google’s 2014 Update
Ghostwriting can offer many advantages. Since not all experts and professionals have the ability, skills, or availability to write high-quality content, ghostwriters are used to bridge the gap between experts’ knowledge and their target audiences. However, the reality of today's online content world has drifted far from these practices. The...Read more
5 Writing Tips for Cloud Evangelists (from Someone Who’s Created 400+ Posts)
Nearly every IT company these days has a blog. Whether it is meant to explain products/services, announce new releases, or update readers about relevant happenings in a specific business niche, the ultimate goal is to engage your target audience. You may want to build trust over time, or convince them...Read more
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