Complex Hybrid Cloud Environments: Tools You Need to Gain Visibility Into Services, Infrastructure and Applications

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing powerhouse with nearly half of the public cloud infrastructure market, according to Gartner. For organizations with hybrid cloud installations, essentially a mix of private and public cloud services working in conjunction, an effective monitoring solution must excel at managing this complex environment. If your organization leverages legacy, […]

Cloud Orchestration: 3 Best Practices for Organizing Cloud Automation

Cloud computing offers organizations a reliable, scalable and cost-effective way to run their critical business applications. And given the cloud’s many advantages, it’s no surprise that a recent Gartner study forecast the cloud services industry to grow at nearly three times the rate of overall IT services through 2022. As many IT teams have learned, […]

Is Serverless the New Mainframe?

A few years ago at the DevNexus developers conference in Atlanta, I was chatting with a few former colleagues over dinner. As an avid fan of the HBO show Silicon Valley, as well as a technologist impressed with the rise of serverless technologies, I jokingly said we should “build the Box“—i.e., a serverless appliance not […]

How to Build Hybrid Cloud Confidence

This blog post is coauthored by Vamsi Chemitiganti, Chief Strategist at Platform9 Systems. The hybrid cloud is not a new concept. Way back in 2010, AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal had an interesting take on hybrid cloud. The issues Jyoti discussed more than eight years ago are just as challenging today, particularly with architectures becoming more […]

Why Idempotency and Ephemerality Matter in a Cloud-Native World

The first time I heard “idempotent” and “ephemeral,” I had no idea what they meant. Perhaps I should have, though, because idempotent and ephemeral patterns are not new to the computing world. In mathematics and computer science, idempotence is a property in which no matter how many times you execute some operations, you achieve the […]