Author: David Linthicum

You’re doing cloudops planning too late

I often remember fondly the days of the waterfall software development life cycle. Each task had a beginning and an end. One work product was the input for the next documentation or code, and while it took much longer and had very little opportunity…

How to build changeable cloud solutions

One of the things I learned early on is to design systems that allow for easy ongoing change. How? Cloud or non-cloud system, you build for change by compartmentalizing system components so that they can be configured or changed on their own. A simp…

Leaving cloud scalability to automation

Automation is a great tool. Instead of solving a problem once, you can automate a solution to automatically adapt to changing needs, no humans required. Cloud scalability is the best example of this. We no longer manually need to provision finite st…

Why public clouds lead with renewables

It’s no surprise that the top tech companies are also the top cloud companies. It’s also no surprise that these top tech companies are making big investments in green energy. Amazon, Microsoft, and Meta are now the three largest buyers of solar and …

Why we multicloud

Multicloud is a more polarizing concept than I once thought. Because multicloud is an overwhelming trend these days, I often hear both sides of the debate about whether multicloud is the next evolution of cloud. Or will it simply create new problems…

3 strategies for enterprise cloud finops

Finops is a buzzword with many meanings, depending on whom you talk to. I’ve heard it defined as everything from “technology and tools” to “culture and communications,” and even “business processes.” It’s bigger than any of those—and sometimes part …

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