Comparing the TCO of cloud versus on-premises systems and applications may be like comparing apples to oranges.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
Michelin rolls out a series of cloud apps for the fleet business.
How the CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration promotes fresh thinking in technology.
Key service quality, service availability, service reliability, service scalability and service resiliency metrics that should be part of cloud service level agreements.
"In spite of all the press, I still get people asking me if OpenStack is 'actually used in production anywhere.'"
Cloud vendor lock-in is completely avoidable if architectural approaches are adopted right from the beginning. And, as a bonus, it will make IT jobs more interesting.
Slow and steady wins the race in building out Twitter's internal architecture. 'Failure is always an option,' says the company's lead service developer.
The Open Group consortium releases guidelines on what enterprises should be aware of, and what actions the industry should be taking to achieve greater standardization in the cloud.
A Netflix software engineer describes how the world's largest pure cloud service keeps on delivering.
Chief information officers are fast becoming entrepreneurs, not administrators.