Building the Best Cloud: News from Ericsson Cloud Blog

| April 14, 2016

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As networks and IT infrastructure become increasingly virtualized, the lines between a business’s organizational areas continue to blur. That’s why it’s important to check in from time to time to see what’s going on in adjacent fields to see how developments in those fields impact a business’s innovative potential.

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Why enterprises are going all-in on hyperscale

Article | February 10, 2020

Cloud computing continues to dominate the technology space, with cloud migration yielding a rain of opportunities and benefits. To date, achieving massive scale in computing power and data storage is a priority for organizations looking to mature in digital transformation. Hyperscale infrastructure is designed exclusively for that purpose, and it offers increasingly relevant features such as high levels of performance and high tolerance and room for error as well as redundancy. A recent report showed enterprises are leaning towards hyperscalers for cloud services as compared to second-tier providers.

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To cloud or not to cloud . . . that shouldn’t be the question

Article | February 10, 2020

In my discussions with clients about their journey to cloud, it’s becoming evident that many of them are viewing cloud as a goal, instead of looking at cloud deployments as a capability. In some cases, line-of-business owners are under corporate pressures to “adopt” a cloud-first strategy. A recent Forrester Consulting study commissioned by IBM, “The Key To Enterprise Hybrid Multicloud Strategy”[1] suggests that “75% [of 350 surveyed global decision makers] have received pushback while advocating for strategies outside of cloud environments.” The result of this, unfortunately, is the lack of continued investment on their on-premises (“on-prem”) environments. From my experience, this type of deployment focus may not yield the expected results. We shouldn’t think about problem solving as “To cloud or not to cloud?” Instead, we should ask ourselves, “What is the problem I’m trying to solve?” and “Are cloud deployments (public or private) going to optimize my solution?”

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Infrastructure as code vs. platform as code

Article | February 10, 2020

With infrastructure as code (IaC), you write declarative instructions about compute, storage and network requirements for the infra and execute it. How does this compare to platform as code (PaC) and what did these two concepts develop in response to? In its simplest form, the tech stack of any application has three layers — the infra layer containing bare metal instances, virtual machines, networking, firewall, security etc.; the platform layer with the OS, runtime environment, development tools etc.; and the application layer which, of course, contains your application code and data. A typical operations team works on the provisioning, monitoring and management of the infra and platform layers, in addition to enabling the deployment of code.

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What Makes Digital Transformation a Success?

Article | February 10, 2020

Despite more than $5 trillion having been spent on digital transformation efforts, survey after survey shows that successful digital transformations are far and few in-between. By many estimates, more than 50% of digital transformation efforts failed in recent years. While a recent survey conducted by Hanover Research and commissioned by AHEAD, the State of Enterprise Digital Transformation, found that 93% of enterprises are undergoing some digital transformation as they seek to cut costs (77%) and improve customer experience (71%). The survey found 42% of enterprises struggling to reach success as their efforts fall behind or stall.

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