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Why cloud-native applications are becoming more essential

Why cloud-native applications are becoming more essential

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For some years now, the cloud has been one of the dominant forces in the technology sector. As it should be. The cloud has transformed business, fostering unforeseen levels of scalability and adaptability, accelerating innovation, streamlining operations and lowering costs. The topic has even infiltrated society at large, with everyday people casually talking about storing their data in the cloud. And just when “the cloud” seemed to have become ubiquitous, we now have a spin-off of…  MORE

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If you’ve been in the technology game long enough, you’re well aware that every “innovation” isn’t necessarily innovative. But certain new approaches and processes do fit the bill of being transformative. For example, some years ago the tech community was introduced to DevOps, an approach that combined software development and IT operations to speed up the development lifecycle. Now a related and equal valuable idea has emerged called CloudOps. Similar to DevOps, CloudOps manages all…  MORE

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Companies already know the value of the cloud. With its scalability and flexibility, as well as its cost reduction and collaborative capabilities, cloud computing provides organizations of all sizes with many benefits. Yet many CIOs and CFOs still wonder how they can see real financial value. That’s a justifiable question, as leaders have experienced how the cloud delivers many intangible benefits. For example, they’ve seen cloud being the ultimate catalyst for innovation, which in turn…  MORE

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CIOs across the globe already know the value of implementing hybrid cloud environments. The migration of applications to both public and private clouds provides a previously unheard-of amount of business agility. Yet all that has a digital glitter is certainly not technical gold. The shift to the cloud brings challenges: Financial models aren’t always as accurate as they appear to be; shoddy oversight can render cloud software to actually be more expensive than on-premise operations;…  MORE

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Most technologies, own their own, can help providers deliver exceptional service to their customers. But when two great technologies complement one another, customers can benefit even more. I bring this up because of the parallel paths being taken by cloud providers and 5G providers. Specifically, cloud operators continue to build the tools and services that host today’s mission-critical applications. Meanwhile, we’re seeing mobile operators increasingly deploy 5G access networks. It seems that at some point,…  MORE

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The term “cloud computing” was first coined in the mid-1990s. Now cloud computing is a pillar of the modern business landscape. In 2018, enterprises spent an average of $3.5 million on cloud apps, platforms, and services. Today, IT departments allocate more than 30% their budgets to cloud computing, and nearly 80% of enterprises have a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud. All of that activity in the could needs to be monitored….  MORE

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By now, we’re all familiar with how the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted business as usual. Closed offices, remote workers, distribution cycles out of whack, massive lay-offs, and an unclear future. In short, we’ve seen a break in business continuity. That term – business continuity – is rarely brought up, but it’s a fitting linguistic lens through which to view the state of industry. Business continuity means maintaining critical business functions during any crisis, be it…  MORE

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Cloud computing has become a common data storage method for organizations of all sizes, around the globe. But despite its popularity, the cloud computing concept, for some, still creates uncertainty and fear. One major concern is around security; specifically, that by using the public cloud, data could be essentially mixed in with the data of other individuals and businesses that share the same cloud. This is why we’ve seen growing interest in, and adoption of,…  MORE

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