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2022 trend: Enterprise 5G networks

By | December 25, 2021

Wireless networking has transformed the way enterprises do business and serve customers, but until now, virtually all enterprise WLANs use short-range unlicensed Wi-Fi as for connectivity. However, as organizations become more distributed and require expanded wireless range, capacity and security, they run into the limits of Wi-Fi technology that require more equipment and complex designs to overcome. Even… Read More »

The chaos of creeping cloud, OSS dependencies

By | December 25, 2021

In a recent column, I discussed how the recent AWS outage(s) and Log4j security holes should lead to enterprises drawing some broader lessons about dealing with complexity and dependencies in modern IT environments. Indeed, the Log4j vulnerability is a sad reminder that far-reaching supply-chain security holes have become an unfortunate tradition of the holiday season (have we forgotten… Read More »

re:Invent 2021 – AWS emphasizes service packaging and usability over raw infrastructure

By | December 4, 2021

The bane of every successful company, athlete or artist harkens back to the vaudevillian phrase, “What do you do for an encore?” A company like AWS that pioneered cloud infrastructure services and still dominates the market, despite many big-name competitors, forces itself to answer that question every year at its widely-anticipated re:Invent conference. I take a critical look… Read More »

‘Arming’ enterprise data centers with efficient processors

By | November 12, 2021

We’re all familiar with how Arm processors enabled the mobile computing revolution and are now disrupting cloud and desktop computing. Recently I had the opportunity to work with Bamboo Systems, a startup whose goal is providing the same Arm-powered benefits to enterprise data centers. I was a panelist in two webinars at GestaltIT where Bamboo described its company… Read More »

AWS re:Invent 2021 predictions

By | November 6, 2021

AWS has grown into an IT version of its parent Amazon: a sprawling online marketplace where buyers can find anything they need. What is Amazon? A grocery store? Drugstore? Hardware and home center? Electronics mart? Book, music and movie store? Indeed, it’s all of these rolled into an app delivering a convenient, frictionless shopping experience. AWS has evolved… Read More »

What to expect from AWS in 2019

By | December 31, 2018

Let’s get the disclaimer out of the way up front. Making predictions about the behavior of a company that innovates as rapidly as AWS is simultaneously safe and risky: safe because AWS introduces so many new products and services that there’s a good chance some of the predictions will come to pass, risky because you’re anticipating things from a position… Read More »

AWS re:Invent 2016 announcements – Dec. 1, 2016

By | December 1, 2016

Highlights from day two of AWS reInvent courtesy the AWS analyst relations department. AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate A fully managed Chef Automate environment, available through AWS OpsWorks, to fuel even more automation and reduce the heavy lifting associated with continuous deployment. For more info, please see the blog and product page. Amazon EC2 Systems Manager A collection… Read More »

Going to the Clouds: Survey Shows Broader Use of Cloud Services

By | March 5, 2015

The move of IT infrastructure from internally owned and operated systems to central, online, utility-like services seems both inevitable and inexorable. But as I write in this column, those of us that expound the benefits of cloud services must calibrate our analysis and opinions with real world data about what actual operators of business IT systems are doing. Although… Read More »