Business Access, The Cloud, And Security

Access governance continues to be a surging market in many different industries across the globe and organizations are investing resources in technology that can efficiently improve processes and ensure security of their networks. While the cloud has been established as a standard for organizations, access and governance to manage such solutions has not yet become a standard solution set for […]

So You’ve Transitioned To The Cloud – Now What?

I’m willing to bet that when Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu coined his famous phrase around 500 B.C., “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” he wasn’t thinking about the time it takes to migrate legacy data center operations to the public cloud. But it couldn’t be more applicable. For many IT departments, shifting operations to the public […]

Vertical vs. Horizontal Sourcing In The Cloud Era

When Thomas Friedman wrote his bestselling book The World is Flat in 2005, he was not just talking about level playing fields in terms of commerce. He also touched upon two key trends which were helping the world market to flatten, namely outsourcing and offshoring. Outsourcing meant segregating manufacturing and services into “components” that could be performed in the most […]

Securing Hybrid IT

Part of the problem with securing hybrid IT is that many people are confused about what that even means. Furthermore, even those who understand what it means are unsure of how security policies should account for hybrid IT. Why? Well, it’s complicated, literally. At its core, hybrid IT is complex — IT infrastructure and applications running on-premises (in your own […]

5 Ways Data Centers Must Adapt To Support IoT

Recently, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot topic, and it’s easy to see why. Did you know that there are more smart devices and electronic gadgets on earth than people? According to the IDC, the digital universe will reach 44 trillion gigabytes of data from a variety of “things,” such as medical implants, wearable technology, and even […]

Why Cloud Architecture Matters

Choosing an enterprise cloud platform is a lot like choosing between living in an apartment building or a single-family house. Apartment living can offer conveniences and cost-savings on a month-by-month basis. Your rent pays the landlord to handle all ongoing maintenance and renovation projects — everything from fixing a leaky faucet to installing a new central A/C system. But there […]

Transitioning To An Agile IT Organization

If you have even a passing interest in software development, you’re likely familiar with the premise of agile methods and processes: keep the code simple, test often, and deliver functional components as soon as they’re ready. It’s more efficient to tackle projects using small changes, rapid iterations, and continuous validation, and to allow both solutions and requirements to evolve through […]

Summertime And Living In The Cloud Is Easy

Welcome to Cloud Strategy’s 2016 Summer issue! We really outdid ourselves this time. To begin, Allan Leinwald of ServiceNow is here with an in-depth look at cloud architecture for our cover story. But there is more! Kiran Bondalapati from ZeroStack writes about the commoditization of infrastructure; Sumeet Sabharwal of NaviSite writes on the opportunities available to independent software vendors in […]