Author: John Burke

The cloud-powered enterprise is powerful, flexible, agile -- and vulnerable. Its forgotten Achilles' Heel, for many organizations: the network. Using multiple clouds to juggle the work of the organization is now standard operating procedure, but a failure to take into account cloud's impact on WAN...

Cloud Migration Realities Almost half of all organizations in Nemertes'  2017/18 Cloud and Network Benchmark are using IaaS in production. However, on average they have only 12% to 17% of their workload in IaaS environments. Similar numbers use PaaS and at a similar rate. Moreover, based...

We are big fans of the SD-WAN revolution (although looking forward to the time when we stop thinking of SD-WAN as something new and different and start thinking of it as table stakes for WAN edge connectivity). One of the big benefits of rolling SD-WAN...

Although traditional models of separation of duties are incompatible with DevOps, the principle can certainly be applied--and must be, in the long term. Separation of Duties: The Boogieman? Today in an interview for our Cloud and Network benchmark, the IT professional on the other end of the...

Some principles of IT don't change just because all the moving parts are changing.  Containers and DevOps and cloud make it easier to start and change things quickly, but they won't move a million line Cobol program over night. Inertia and Microservices In a fascinating benchmark interview this...

The hybrid service delivery environment wants to be a true hybrid cloud.  One thing it needs in order to get there is a good cloud service broker. What Is Hybrid Cloud? Not what we are doing now.  What we are doing now is, hybrid service delivery: we have...

Based on our 2016 benchmark, some folks are overly optimistic about how much of their workload will be migrated to public cloud by the end of 2018. Cloud Optimists: The Glass Is Half Empty If all you knew about cloud was what you read in any number of breathless articles about it, even the...

We've been tracking the shift to cloud for a long time now, both the precipitous and the halting. Precipitous, as with SaaS, which went from an oddball kind of solution few companies used 10 years ago to a ubiquitous solution in use at more than 95%...

Moving more work into the cloud makes IT revisit the question: Leverage vendor-specific platform services or give up leverage for control and portability. Haven't We Been Here Before We are just about to launch our latest round of benchmarking the enterprise's use of emerging technology in cloud and data...