Cloud providers need to deliver the newest capability to stay relevant. Few enterprises will accept working with outdated technology just because it’s consumable as a cloud service. However, existing cloud instances don’t migrate automatically. Similarly to on-premises server infrastructure, users need to refresh their cloud services regularly. Typically, cloud operators prefer product continuity between generations, […]
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About Dr. Owen Rogers, Research Director for Cloud Computing, Uptime Institute
Dr. Owen Rogers has been researching the economics of cloud for over a decade as a product manager, a PhD candidate and an industry analyst. Rogers covers all areas of cloud, including economics, sustainability, hybrid infrastructure, quantum computing and edge.
Entries by Dr. Owen Rogers, Research Director for Cloud Computing, Uptime Institute
The cloud model was designed to be simple and nimble. Simple and nimble doesn’t necessarily mean fit for purpose. Over the past decade, new layers of capability have been added to cloud to address its shortcomings. While this has created more options and greater functionality, it has also meant greater complexity in its management. Today, […]
Vendor lock-in is regularly levied as a criticism of cloud services. But the reality of IT is, there has always been lock-in. Even before cloud, enterprises were locked into hardware, operating systems, database platforms, data centers and network providers. Practically, the lock-in challenge with cloud isn’t that moving from one location or platform is not […]