Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!
Earlier this week, we posted the following blogs:
- Webinar Recap: Tackle Shadow IT with Role-Based Access Control
- Make Multi-Cloud Cost Control Easier with a Unified View
- CloudBolt Quick Tips: Expiration Dates
- Cloud Governance Platform: Five Rules for Beginners
With that, onto this week’s news:
Vignesh Ananthraj, Tech Circle, Sept. 14, 2020
“‘Most IT organisations have disparate systems that don’t necessarily work well together. Every small change impacts multiple systems that are hard to coordinate resulting in ever increasing IT backlogs, longer delivery cycles, cost overruns, and businesses struggling to launch new products and initiatives,’ says Raghunandan Dixit, business and strategy principal, growth & solutions, at Persistent Systems.
Companies, he adds, now have a need to move faster, digitize and modernize solutions. This need to move faster and digitize sooner has never been more important for enterprises than during the pandemic.”
Christopher Tozzi, ITPro Today, Sept. 10, 2020
“In short, the cloud computing landscape has changed remarkably in the past few years, as a result of new frameworks and platforms like Azure Stack and Arc, AWS Outposts and Google Anthos. You can now run public cloud services in a private data center, or across a range of different public clouds and on-prem infrastructures. You can run a private cloud on public cloud infrastructure. You can even deploy a framework like Anthos on top of OpenStack or VMware.
The future of the cloud lies in models that blend public, private and hybrid architectures together beyond recognition. What will matter most going forward is not who happens to own your infrastructure, but which framework–Azure Stack or Arc, Anthos, Outposts and the like–you use to run cloud services on it.”
Kevin Casey, The Enterprisers Project, Sept. 9, 2020
“‘One of the attractions of cloud computing, especially public clouds, is that it’s quick and easy to spin up additional resources if demand spikes or you need temporary capacity for some experiment,’ says Gordon Haff, technology evangelist at Red Hat. ‘However, it’s also easy for costs to spin out of control. And this is doubly true in the case of complex multicloud or hybrid cloud environments.’
That doesn’t have to happen, though. Many surprise cloud bills are the result of not keeping close enough tabs on your environments and usage, for example. The “classic” example here is the dev or other IT pro who spins up a VM on a cloud platform and then forgets to turn it off after its purpose has been fulfilled. It’s the cloud equivalent to never turning your lights off at home, though potentially an order of magnitude more expensive.”