Author: David Linthicum

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January 26, 2021

When Kubernetes is not the solution

Kubernetes is just the latest example of a powerful technology that can provide a solid solution in many instances. Although it may seem like all the cool kids are choosing Kubernetes-related technology, it’s not right for every application. When a technology has such a huge...


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January 22, 2021

Big changes are coming for 5G edge computing

According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, telecom network operator spending on MEC (multi-access edge computing) will increase from $2.7 billion in 2020 to $8.3 billion in 2025. You read that right: Spending will almost triple within the next four years. MEC (formerly known...


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January 19, 2021

3 cloud architecture patterns that optimize scalability and cost

The two most mentioned advantages of cloud-based platforms are pay-per-use billing and the ability to scale up to an almost unlimited number of resources. No more buying ahead of resource demand, attempting to guess the amount of physical hardware and software that you’ll need. But...


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January 15, 2021

The cloud is now mission-critical

A new study from Cloudreach and IDC entitled “Cloud Trends 2021” (registration required) surveyed more than 200 CIOs. Questions focused on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the use of cloud computing and digital transformation. Keep in mind that the sponsor has a dog in the...


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January 12, 2021

Containers require good architecture

Gartner is predicting growing container adoption by 2023, believe it or not. Are you sitting down? Data from its survey shows a surge in containerization of applications (and data). The percentage of organizations that have containerized more than half of their applications increased from 23 percent...


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January 8, 2021

2 common cloud computing predictions for 2021 are wrong

For some reason I’m on the list of every PR firm with a client that needs to have its predictions for the upcoming year heard. Mostly their guesses are obvious and unhelpful, such as “cloud computing will continue to grow” or “cloud security will continue...


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January 5, 2021

The shape of edge computing in 2021

In 2019 and 2020, edge computing received a lot of attention because most centralized cloud computing challenges involve latency issues that are difficult to mediate. You can tell the cloud providers to build points of presence closer to your users—and new points of presence continue...


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January 5, 2021

The shape of edge computing in 2021

In 2019 and 2020, edge computing received a lot of attention because most centralized cloud computing challenges involve latency issues that are difficult to mediate. You can tell the cloud providers to build points of presence closer to your users—and new points of presence continue...


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December 29, 2020

My 2021 cloud computing New Year’s resolutions

Typical New Year’s resolutions focus on personal and professional development—ways to improve. Although I certainly have personal goals of no interest to anyone but myself, I also have some related to the cloud computing profession. I’ll share them in hopes that a few of you will...


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December 22, 2020

2 mistakes that will kill your multicloud project

Multicloud should be easy, right? I mean, it’s just deploying and managing more than a single public cloud. This has unfortunately not been the case. As more enterprises deploy multicloud architectures, some avoidable mistakes are happening over and over again. With a bit of understanding,...


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