CIO WaterCooler Contributor and Bloor Research Director Paul Bevan delves into the details of the Thousand Eyes Cloud Performance Benchmark report. This is a fascinating and must-read report for those of you using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud or Alibaba Cloud to run important operational applications. It covers end-user to and from the Cloud measurements, inter-availability zone (AZ) and inter-region cloud vendor specific performance as well as network performance between the cloud vendors.
Cloud evangelist Ian Moyse explores the emergence of Metallic, the SaaS back-up of choice for Microsoft. Data has exploded, security threats are greater than ever before and cloud continues to proliferate. With this the need for protection and resilience of data is at its greatest and the game has just been changed by this new entrant.
Cloud evangelist Ian Moyse zeroes in on the role of cloud during the pandemic with excellent insight. 2020 is the year when cloud computing came into its own as the enabler to Work From Home. Cloud has its pros and cons like any technology, but its successes have been highlighted during 2020’s COVID period. What will this mean for digital transformation and disruption for the remainder of 2020 and beyond?
5G had aggressive rollout plans anyway and COVID has exasperated the need for this new tech. Aligned to this and the political shenaniganss amidst COVID’s time, Huawei had their Annual Analyst Summit with some interesting takeaways.
Don’t miss this week’s episode of CIO WaterCooler TV, where David sits down with Nutanix’ Regional Director James Kenny. James shares valuable considerations around assessing an organisation’s requirements and identifying the best fit – from a cost and complexity point of view.
For regulated industries (which isn’t in the age of GDPR?), blind trust will never be enough and being able to demonstrate a sufficient degree of due-diligence on key vendors will always be essential to defend against any liability in case of a data breach.