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Clouds Are Coming, So Learn How to Fly The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can't fix or cost it can't slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Yet a closer inspection at the data reveals less than half of these cloud projects involve production workloads, which suggests there is still apprehension in moving towards utilizing cloud for critical core infrastructure. Some of these fears are aligned around security, although the lack of any major cloud service provider breaches sugg... (more)

Take Your Cloud Strategy to the Next Level By @JmkGill | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Four Things a Company Can Do to Take Their Cloud Strategy to the Next Level Many organizations' virtualization strategies begin and end with deploying VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V to virtualize as many servers as possible. But there's so much more that an enterprise can do to extend the benefits of virtualization. In addition to virtualizing, a workflow-based management overlay can minimize operational costs while ensuring assets are fully utilized. Furthermore, taking advantage of applications in the public cloud can further reduce costs while ensuring agility and on-deman... (more)