What Is The Future Of Cloud Computing?

What Is The Future Of Cloud Computing?

We’re rapidly approaching the tenth anniversary of the cloud. In the last decade, the cloud has fundamentally reshaped the infrastructure hosting and enterprise IT space, and in the process has matured enormously. The cloud has evolved from a rudimentary alternative to on-prem data centers to the highly capable and flexible platform we take for granted today.

It will continue to evolve in the future, in ways that are both predictable and beyond our ability to forecast. The future of cloud will be managed, hybrid, make heavy use of containers, and be distributed beyond the traditional data center. (more…)

The Psychological Bias That Leads To Poor App and Infrastructure Security

The Psychological Bias That Leads To Poor App and Infrastructure Security

If I offered you $10 now and $15 next week, which would you choose? Depending on your personality, you might think the obvious choice is to wait until next week and get 50% more money, but studies in psychology have shown that the majority of people take the money and run.

The effect is called intertemporal discounting, and it — in part — explains why we so often hear about security breaches which could have been avoided. (more…)

How Did OpenStack Help Build Our Cloud

How Did OpenStack Help Us Build Our High Availability Cloud Platform?

When we designed our our public and private cloud products, we needed to choose from several competing “cloud platforms” — the software that runs on top of our bare metal servers and ties them together into a single platform. We had a couple of requirements: it had to be flexible enough for us to use as a foundation for creating our vision of a cloud platform, and it had to be widely used and actively developed. (more…)

Don't Let Cloud Myths Limit Infrastructure Options

Don’t Let Cloud Myths Limit Your Infrastructure Options

One of the most persistent myths about the public cloud is that it isn’t — and in principle cannot be — as secure as a bare metal platform. It intuitively makes sense that an infrastructure hosting platform based on a multi-tenant model in which the underlying hardware layer is shared cannot be as secure as a private platform. After all, the public cloud is all about sharing data with a third-party vendor. (more…)

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How You Can Keep Your Employees Happy (And Why You Should)

Unless you’re some sort of hyper-dynamic entrepreneur (or simply a freelancer), there’s a good chance that your business cannot survive without employees. It’s important that you try to hire only the most dedicated, passionate, and talented people – and even more vital that you take measures to retain them. A big part of that is keeping them happy.

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