Cloud Management Platforms

When Technology Isn’t Enough: Cloud Platform Services Don’t Run Themselves


Imagine you invented a new kind of truck chassis. To build it, you developed the most highly automated, efficient manufacturing process in the world, creating highly reliable truck frames that can accommodate a variety of custom configurations: delivery trucks, plumbing trucks, flatbed transports, mobile laboratories, etc. However, when you release your new truck chassis line, […]

Why You Need an Enterprise Cloud Managed Service Provider


As enterprises formulate plans for their future IT needs, one trend is clear: cloud will be front and center. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 21% in 2018 to total $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion in 2017, with the largest chunk of the revenue making its way […]

Cloud-Based QoS – Committing to “Cloud Quality”


How is your cloud doing? Is it delivering performance according to plan? Is it generating value for the organization as quickly as you projected? If you are relatively new to the cloud, you are probably asking yourself these exact questions – and coming up empty for answers. The problem cloud users run up against is […]

Tuning Out the Static to Improve Radio Content Curation


The U.S. radio market is a competitive business that is undergoing significant change. Operators are being pressured by new rivals in digital, satellite and Internet radio, including subscription services, such as Pandora and Spotify. More than 15,000 stations vie for $18 billion in annual U.S. radio advertising spend – a figure projected to grow by […]

The Abstraction Progression: From Fortran to FaaS


This year marks my 30th year in IT. I have witnessed numerous attempts by vendors over the last several decades to speed up the development process. We’ve moved from machine code to assembler to languages like Cobol, Fortran, and RPG in the early mainframe days. Each language was an attempt to abstract the complexities of […]