Some people seem surprised that I’m heading to AWS re:Invent 2023 in Las Vegas this year. Even if they know that I’ve been to every single re:Invent since it started…
For most enterprises, when it comes to public cloud service providers, it’s often a choice between AWS and Azure. Once the choice has been made, it's then up to the…
Kubernetes (K8s) has won the container orchestrator battle. It’s a victory so stupendous you don’t talk anymore about “container orchestrators.” Just Kubernetes. Competitors even declared the triumph when Docker announced K8s availability on…
Covering the world of cloud for more than a decade now, I’ve learned a simple thing: innovation should not and will not be focused too closely on security from the get-go. However, security cannot and should not be ignored as the cloud market matures and this is what we see here with the introduction of the 1st cloud security conference, AWS re:Inforce, taking place in Boston, June 25-26.
Back in the days when the market was still resistant to the public cloud, the discussion often centered around security of the environment and compliance. Public cloud opponents claimed that large enterprise and government organizations would not use the public cloud due to the risk of running sensitive workloads on a public facility. Now that the public cloud is a common go-to even for organizations with sensitive workloads, and AWS is the new IBM, this is no longer the case.
Competing with Partners, the Cost of Cloud, and Looking Forward to the Next 7 Years This was my 7th re:Invent. Which, if you know your stuff or do some quick…
When it comes to creating quality content assets for high-tech companies at scale, we have noticed the following paradox in the marketplace:
- Writers know how to write but they don’t have hands-on, intimate knowledge of the technology.
- The SME live and breathe the technology, but they don’t know how to effectively and engagingly write about it.
Of course there are exceptional individuals who are both knowledgeable and good writers but, let’s face it, they are few and far between—and, if you find one, worth his weight in gold.
By Ofir Nachmani, CEO, IOD (Edited by: Jen Maidenberg) Did you see the film The Founder? It tells the success story behind fast food giant McDonald’s. Decades ago, McDonald’s founder,…
By John Fahl, IOD Expert Moving a data center is hard. It takes a ton of work to move years of cruft, drift, tech debt, and forgotten relics to a…
By John Fahl, IOD Expert
When we got to the consulting gig, they told us they wanted to do DevOps. They said they wanted to be like <insert “awesome streaming video provider” here>. What they had was several data centers filled with several servers using OSs older than 10 years (some even 20+ years old).
They also relied on some real relics like NIS (yup…this is still a thing …), had deep vendor lock-in, massive old, stagnant clusters, manually built applications (most having been created a decade earlier), and armies of contractors overseeing it all.
By John Fahl, IOD Expert
Once you work with AWS long enough, you realize it changes all the time.
Some things that were difficult last year are now easy.
Who remembers ELB IPs moving on you? Normally, when you use a CNAME (like you’re supposed to) it doesn’t matter, but I’ve moved a few apps that used hardcoded IPs in old applications. Now, you can just abandon the legacy ELB and use their NLB for that issue. NLB and ALB were big improvements over traditional ELB.