With the fast-pace of cloud changes (new services, providers entering and exiting), cloud lock-in remains a popular refrain. But what does it mean, and how can you ensure you're maximizing your cloud investment while keeping portability in mind?
Cloud bursting! On-premises! Hybrid cloud! Off-premises! Multi-cloud! These are phrases author Michael Coté heard over the past 10 years when covering cloud as an analyst, strategist, and now evangelist. Each of them makes logical sense, especially on a big whiteboard with boxes and arrows going to and fro. In recent times, it’s the last - multi-cloud - that he's seen in actual practice the most.
Developers are steadily building experience with an array of diverse cloud environments. InfoQ spoke with three thoughts leaders about the state of cloud development, recommended tools, anti-patterns, and how to get started. Our panelists were Adron Hall, Magnus Mårtensson, and Andy Piper.
This Article by Lucas and Adron dives into NoOps, DevOps, and how they relate to PaaS as well as a deeper look at Cloud Foundry. Along the way it also steps into some of the core concepts behind PaaS.
SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer, discusses the impact of mobile devices, HTML 5 and cloud-computing on enterprise IT generally, and SpringSource's Cloud Foundary product.
William El Kaim describes an Open Cloud Model driven by an independent user community to define it further. He also defines the SHINE principles for transforming IT into BT (Business Technology). 3
Virtualization is more than just server consolidation. Advanced virtualization eases management, enhances flexibility, raises network throughput, and improves redundancy and uptime. 4
Smalltalk, a language that has had a big influence on Ruby, is making a comeback. We take a look at the current situation and talk to Randal L. Schwartz about Smalltalk. 5
Cloud services have helped bring virtualization to the forefront. Its full power however, also includes other benefits such as high availability, disaster recovery, and rapid provisioning. 1
VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide provides a wealth of practical insights into setting up virtualization in todays corporate environments.
While virtualization provides many benefits, security can not be a forgotten concept in its application.
It is easy to think that virtualization applies only to servers. In reality the recent resurgence of the concept is also being applied to networking, storage, and application infrastructure. 5