David Linthicum

David S. Linthicum is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader. Dave has authored 13 books on computing, the latest of which is Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise, a Step-by-Step Approach. Dave’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. He keynotes leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, enterprise application integration, and enterprise architecture. Dave writes the Cloud Computing blog for InfoWorld. His views are his own.

Complex cloud architecture is finally causing budgetary pain

How green is cloud computing?

How green is cloud computing?

In most cases, cloud computing is greener than traditional data centers. Just how green depends on the details of each individual deployment.

What goes in a metacloud?

What goes in a metacloud?

A lot of hype is swirling around the new ‘metacloud’ or ‘supercloud’ buzzword. Let’s just focus on what should go into a cross-cloud technology stack.

Is cloud computing immune from economic downturns?

Is cloud computing immune from economic downturns?

IT is now seen as integral to business rather than a cost center ripe for layoffs. Technology, people, and culture are worth protecting during economic contractions.

Some cloud-based AI systems are returning to on-premises data centers

Some cloud-based AI systems are returning to on-premises data centers

AI/ML model training and knowledge-based storage and processing are more costly on a cloud than many thought, and prices for compute and storage equipment have fallen.

Don't overengineer your cloud architecture

Don't overengineer your cloud architecture

Too many people are designing cloud architecture that is cool but too complex. The most successful architects use the KISS concept and keep it simple, stupid!

It’s past time to figure out cross-cloud security

It’s past time to figure out cross-cloud security

The people deploying multicloud will tell you that 'security is a nightmare.' Cross-cloud abstraction and automation of security services is the right solution.

3 application modernization mistakes to avoid

3 application modernization mistakes to avoid

Using application modernization to pursue cloud-native development at all costs or to gain portability and avoid vendor lock-in are expensive decisions.

Why do businesses suck at using data?

Why do businesses suck at using data?

Few enterprises can effectively leverage their data inside or outside of the cloud, and a new study says that's still the case. It's time to make a plan.

Responding to your feedback on ‘metacloud’

Responding to your feedback on ‘metacloud’

My last post about the emerging ‘metacloud’ or ‘supercloud’ struck a nerve. Here’s a follow-up to your comments and questions about the future of cloud-based systems.

The next frontier in cloud computing

The next frontier in cloud computing

Supercloud? Metacloud? The race is on to name the emerging layer of abstraction and automation that will remove the complexity of multicloud.

How resilient are digital transformation budgets?

How resilient are digital transformation budgets?

Many businesses will remain on the digital enablement path despite economic speed bumps. But the constraints of today's technology and the skills shortage remain.

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