Open Cloud Platform

Posts about integrations, interoperability, SaaS, AWS, scalability, etc.

Google’s Evolving Cloud Ecosystem and the Challenge for DevOps

By | 2018-04-17T18:29:14+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Blog|

Last week, Google announced several changes to its cloud platform. First, AppScale, the company that provides an open source implementation of Google’s application platform, Google App Engine, is receiving a direct investment from Google in order to accelerate the interoperability between AppScale and Google App Engine. This is a smart move, and it should help developers overcome the app portability issue that is ushering in a new era of vendor-lock within public clouds.

5 key consideration for overcoming app and computing sprawl

By | 2018-04-17T18:30:46+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Blog|

In my last post, I discussed how enterprise application sprawl, if left unchecked, puts organizations at risk. In this post, I’m going to discuss what to do about the problem. Today, any single department within even a mid-market enterprise will have more applications deployed than was standard – organization wide – just a dozen or so years ago. These apps include everything from cloud-based CRM to social media tools to AWS workloads to various big data tools to collaboration suites, and on and on and on.

How app and Data Center sprawl puts your organization at risk

By | 2018-04-17T18:31:55+00:00 January 22nd, 2015|Blog|

Enterprise application and computing environments have changed radically over the past fifteen years. Anyone who has spent even a day in an IT role can tell you that.What gets less attention, however, is how those changes undermine the ability of operations teams to do their jobs. The problem is that as computing and application environments have changed dramatically, workflows and org charts have not.