5 Ways To Reduce Cloud Costs

5 Ways To Reduce Cloud Costs

5 Cost Optimization Tips For Cloud Architects These five cost reduction practices all have a common foundation: getting a tool to do the heavy lifting and then showing the Cloud Architect the cost data, in context, of your cloud architecture. If you don’t have a tool...
5 Ways To Reduce Cloud Costs

Cloud Cost Optimization

What is Cloud Cost Optimization? There are so many questions that a Cloud Architect must continuously ask of their cloud usage to keep downward pressure on cloud costs and avoid runaway bills: How do I reduce my Azure & AWS bill? How much of last month’s cloud...
Cloud Security Posture Management

Cloud Security Posture Management

What is Cloud Security Posture Management? Cloud Security Posture Management, CSPM for short, is a term most likely coined, by Gartner, in a 2019 innovation paper. In that paper, Gartner noted that “nearly all successful attacks on cloud services are the result of...
10 Top Tips For AWS re:Invent (2019)

10 Top Tips For AWS re:Invent (2019)

Top tips for surviving AWS Re:Invent It’s re:invent time again! I thought I would repost my 2018 blog with some updates, comments and yes, some changes. "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" I have attended more than my fair share of...
New Challenges Triggered by Pace of Cloud Innovation

New Challenges Triggered by Pace of Cloud Innovation

Top Five New Challenges Triggered by Cloud Pace of Innovation The Amazon Web Services (AWS) pace of innovation over the past eight years amazes me.  Every year their cloud gets wider and deeper!  The breadth of their public cloud offering reveals a count of over sixty...
IT Pros Use Cloud Visualization

IT Pros Use Cloud Visualization

There’s a problem lurking in the cloud-era IT industry. Seventeen years since the 20th century and documentation techniques such as runbooks from that era still persist today. 21st century technologies and methodologies such as cloud services, containers,...
10 Top Tips For AWS re:Invent (2019)

10 Top Tips For AWS re:Invent (2018)

I have attended more than my fair share of conferences in Las Vegas but nothing prepared me for my first visit to AWS re:Invent in 2017. It was a madhouse! Over 45,000 people, 5 Hotels, 100s of sessions. Sometimes it was like Disneyland; you pay a lot of money to...