Author: John Burke

Thanks to cloud computing, the proliferation of endpoints, the emergence of new technologies and paradigms like IoT and Blockchain, enterprise data protection has undergone a paradigm shift. The challenge is no longer simply to classify and lock down structured data in protected on-premise environments. Today...

Digital transformation relies first and foremost on responsiveness to changing needs and conditions. In order to meet the challenges of digital transformation, IT needs to embrace automation at every level--and in order to do that, IT needs to approach automation differently than it has in...

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...