There are many aspects of cloud computing CIOs, cloud engineers, and IT managers should consider when deciding to add cloud services to their infrastructure. Cost, security, performance, availability, and reliability are some common key areas to consider. Another criterion that has been added to the list recently is cloud scalability and cloud elasticity.
Microsoft Azure was officially launched in 2010 (back then, it was named Windows Azure Platform) and Azure’s SQL Services, SQL Azure, was one of the first cloud-based relational database services and one of the first services offered by Microsoft upon launch.
We are thrilled to announce Amazon EBS gp3 as a supported storage tier in the Turbonomic 8 Next-Generation Cloud Volumes Optimization Engine.
Co-authored by Ying Wei, Kshitij Dholakia and Rick Ochs
The Business Value of Cloud Storage Optimization
Storage is one of the top cloud services globally. AWS and Azure offer various types of storage services, such as AWS object storage, Azure Blobs, Azure Queues, and more. This blog will focus on the block level storage service, which is used with AWS EC2 instances and Azure Virtual Machine instances and provides boot and data volumes.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently wrapped up their annual conference. Due to the global pandemic, this conference was delivered exclusively online over a three-week period free for all attendees.
What is the right cloud migration strategy for your business?
Cloud migration is simply the process of moving applications from the current environment to the Cloud. Traditionally, companies have pursued a cloud migration strategy of moving on-premises VMs to the Cloud. However, recently, there is a rise in Cloud to Cloud migration among customers that want to avoid vendor lock-in and adopt a multi-cloud strategy.
Whether you are just testing the waters or well-versed in Cloud computing, Cloud migration is a core process in the global digital transformation that's been accelerated due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to IDC, “COVID-19 accelerated digitization as organizations were forced to innovate rapidly in response to a combination of regulations (e.g., working from home) and a rapidly changing business environment.” (Source: IDC Worldwide Whole Cloud Forecast, 2020-2024. Oct 2020, Doc #US46020420)
Choosing the right compute size for a VM is always a challenge. In the cloud environment, choosing the right size for a VM from hundreds of instances offered by the provider is even more challenging. Generally, app owners look at vCPU and vMEM usage of the workload to determine the configuration required for the particular VM. In Azure, there are more factors that need to be considered. In this article, we will focus on Azure’s VM IOPS requirements and how the new feature in Turbonomic 7.22.8 enhances the recommendation for continuously choosing the right size for VMs while assuring performance and reducing costs.
Like all major technology revolutions, the cloud brings with it the mysticism of new technology, the fear of the unknown, and the opportunity to master a whole new set of challenges. It can be awesome and scary at the same time - provisioning servers in minutes instead of months, automation that can replace whole teams, and whole new security attack vectors.
After the extensive review of the history of cloud computing over the last two decades, it is time to shift our gaze from the past into the future. In this post, we will examine and predict where the industry is heading in 2020 and beyond.
In the first article in this blog series, we covered the emergence of cloud computing during the 2000s decade: