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With that, on to our 10 most-read blogs of 2020. From all of us here at CloudBolt, we wish you Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year!

The Five Cloud Governance Best Practices that Help Inform Policies and Align Toolchains

“Changes to technology platforms or business processes introduce risk to an enterprise. Cloud governance helps mitigate these risks and ensures minimal interruption to innovation or adoption efforts.”

Cloud Cost Management Tools: Can They Help Rein In Escalating Cloud Costs?

“There’s a notion that workloads run more effectively in the cloud than in an on-premises deployment. It’s true, but it’s not always the case. And even when moving to the cloud does help save money, it’s always possible to optimize your cloud spend further. One of the ways to achieve optimal use of the cloud is to invest in the right cloud cost management tools. These tools help you identify the expensive systems and usage outliers responsible for escalating cloud costs. Here’s how they help.”

How to Choose the Right Kubernetes Management Platform

“Organizations are increasingly under pressure to deliver applications faster and guarantee 24/7 runtime. As a result, they’re turning to DevOps methodologies to deliver applications in an automated way. This is where tools, such as Kubernetes, come in. They deliver the required functionality out of the box.”

Buying a Cloud Services Management Platform: Seven Expert Tips

“Organizations seeking to make the most out of the cloud are increasingly setting up multiple cloud platforms. Using multiple platforms allows companies to take advantage of the benefits of each. This also allows them to meet the varying needs of their clients and partners. This multi-cloud approach also helps to minimize the risk associated with data loss and helps build in redundancy.”

Cloud Governance Has Never Been More Critical. Here’s Why.

“IT Admins are stressed now more than ever. Firstly, IT budgets are not growing, in fact they are either shrinking or remaining consistent. Research by Statista from March 2020, shows that 39% of respondents expect IT budgets to shrink, whereas 40% expect their budget to not change. Thus, IT is expected to do more while their budget remains the same or less.”

The Eight Steps for Effective Multi-Cloud Cost Management

“The multi-cloud is a complex environment. It features disparate providers and terms of service. For this reason, it’s easy for costs to run amok. This is why cloud cost management is so important. Organizations should make it a priority from the word go. At the same time, compromising on critical features, such as monitoring, security, and management, can be problematic. The good news is, there are some reasonable measures you can take to make the most of a multi-cloud investment.”

The Beginner’s Guide to Cloud Infrastructure Management

“Cloud infrastructure is broad and complex. It refers to the servers, software, network devices, and storage devices that make up the cloud. It’s no different from typical data center infrastructure except that it’s virtualized and consumed over the Internet. Cloud infrastructure falls into three categories – computing, networking, and storage.”

5 Key Things To Know About Kubernetes

“What is Kubernetes? Kubernetes is derived from a Greek word that means a pilot or helmsman. Kubernetes originally started as an open-source project within Google for the management of applications.”

4 Kubernetes Myths Debunked: Container Technology Pitfalls to Avoid

“Kubernetes is no longer a brand new technology. It has been adopted very well over the last two to three years although it has a long way to go. Gartner states that ‘By 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, which is a significant increase from less than 30% today.’”

Why Cloud Governance Is So Important

“The cloud has brought with it a host of benefits for businesses. But it comes with its own set of risks that businesses were, until now, not exposed to. So, it is important to put in place effective cloud governance measures to keep these risks in check.”

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