David Linthicum

Is cloud architecture binary or analog?

I’ve been in the world of enterprises architecture for years—as a practitioner, a technology builder, a thought leader, and a pundit. What I like about architecture, no matter if it’s traditional enterprise, cloud, edge, or other special-purpose systems, is that there are about 100 factorial ways to solve the same IT architecture problems. Creating the …

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How to be an in-demand cloud geek

CRN published one of those slideshow articles revealing “The Most In-Demand Cloud Computing Jobs For 2021.” Spoiler alert: Cloud engineers are in the most demand, earning an average annual salary of $118,000. Of course, “cloud engineer” could mean many different things in many different organizations. Let’s just say it’s someone who knows a lot about …

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Edge computing can be a data cache for public clouds

A data (or database) cache is a high-performance data storage layer that stores a subset of transient data so that future requests for that data are provided faster than by accessing the primary storage location of the data. In the world of edge computing, the “primary data” resides on the public cloud, and the edge …

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Edge computing archetypes are emerging, and they are not pretty

Transparency Market Research has a new report pertaining to the global IoT (Internet of Things) and edge computing-connected-machines market. The report projects the IoT market will reach a value of $1.3 trillion by 2027. This is not at all surprising. What is a bit of a shock are the emerging ways that organizations are leveraging …

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Pulling devops and multicloud together

Most companies are moving to multicloud—about 92%. The latest Flexera State of the Cloud report shows that 92% of enterprises have a multicloud strategy and 80% have a hybrid cloud strategy. Old news. The new news is that most enterprises are attempting to make devops or devsecops work together with multicloud and are running into pretty tough …

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Moving cloud resources to an ‘edge cloud center’ near you

Points of presence, simply put, are physical, public cloud data centers located all over the world, providing access and public cloud hosting services. We’ve seen these pop up on our cloud dashboards as we select regions to host public cloud compute or storage. Typically, we go for the ones closest to the company’s location to …

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Are industry clouds an opportunity or a distraction?

Industry clouds are a bundle of cloud services, tools, and applications that focus on the most important use cases in a specific industry. The most common industry clouds are designed for the retail, healthcare, government, and finance sectors.  This might seem like a new concept. However, the notion of clouds with a focus on specific …

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