David Linthicum

How technology bias impacts cloud architecture

In the summer of 2021, I posted a short article on social media titled “Ethics and Cloud/IT Architecture” that absolutely no one read. I’m not sure if it was the topic or the platform, but my attempt to discuss what people were thinking about technology bias went nowhere fast.  Technology bias is something cloud architects, developers, …

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The effects of technology bias on cloud architecture

In the summer of 2021, I posted a short article on social media titled ”Ethics and Cloud/IT Architecture” that absolutely no one read. I’m not sure if it was the topic or the platform, but my attempt to discuss what people were thinking about technology bias went nowhere fast.  Technology bias is something cloud architects, developers, …

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The true value of serverless computing

Have you heard about serverless computing? Guess what, it’s not serverless at all. It just automates the allocation of back-end servers you’ll need to complete a particular task. Today we have dozens of types of serverless systems from databases to containers to more traditional development systems. They all hold the same promise: to provide vertical …

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Overcomplicated cloud solutions are making the skills shortage worse

The cloud solution team has an architect who has designed the target cloud solution or the selection and configuration of the different types of cloud technology—hopefully, while keeping the business requirements in mind. Unfortunately, in many cases, the solution looks like a who’s who of hyped technology, including serverless everything, edge computing using digital twins, …

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Why the cloud computing hangover?

A recent survey by Virtana of 350 IT and cloud decision-makers found that 82% have incurred unnecessary cloud costs, 56% lack tools to manage their spending using automation, and 86% can’t easily get a holistic view of all their operational cloud costs. Gartner predicts that 60% of infrastructure and operations leaders will see cost overruns for public …

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Build a cloud culture to attract and keep skilled people

According to this recent report from Skillsoft, the expanding skills gap will continue to create the most issues during this time of rapid technological change, combined with the intense pressure on IT teams to deliver innovative solutions. The Skillsoft report reveals that 38% of IT decision-makers said that the rate of technological change outpaces their …

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