Author: John Burke

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...

Everybody Automates Whether it's Perl or Python or PowerShell,  bash or Ruby or Salt, scripts and recipes are everywhere. And, they are layered: scripts run other scripts, sometimes many layers deep (and sometimes recursively!), or runbook automation tools from the likes of IBM or BMC run...

People have been claiming to have a private cloud for six or seven years, even though (as we discussed recently here) they didn't and don't, really. Why don't they have a private cloud yet? Private Cloud is Hard To be their own Amazon Web Services (or Microsoft Azure, or...

We've been wrestling with this one at Nemertes for many years.  Early on in our research around enterprise cloud use (back around 2010) we asked whether folks had a private cloud and got sensible answers, overwhelmingly in the negative. Almost nobody said they had a...

One of the great challenges of the present moment in IT and specifically for the WAN is resolving the disconnect between application and service architecture on the one hand, and the architecture of the WAN on the other.  In a nutshell: the continuing shift of work...

In our 2016 Cloud and Networking Benchmark, Nemertes heard a lot of enthusiasm from early adopters of SD-WAN. And a healthy amount of caution. About 18% of organizations are deploying some flavor of SD-WAN. Mostly, they have been drawn in by twin promises: that SD-WAN will...