Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

It’s 7:00 a.m., and you’re in the office early. You’re hoping that nobody else is accessing the public cloud the company uses and that the inventory application will perform well for a change. However, even with just a handful of users on the cloud at that time of the morning, performance is still lackluster. 

The knee-jerk reaction is to blame the cloud provider. The provider is, of course, the host of the application and data thus any performance problems fall on its shoulders, right? Wrong.

Nine times out of ten I’m finding that performance issues are due to application design and the selection of enabling technology, rather than issues with the cloud infrastructure. Keep in mind that if you’re at capacity in a public cloud, you can simply add more. You can even scale on-demand as needed.

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Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

It’s 7:00 a.m., and you’re in the office early. You’re hoping that nobody else is accessing the public cloud the company uses and that the inventory application will perform well for a change. However, even with just a handful of users on the cloud at that time of the morning, performance is still lackluster. 

The knee-jerk reaction is to blame the cloud provider. The provider is, of course, the host of the application and data thus any performance problems fall on its shoulders, right? Wrong.

Nine times out of ten I’m finding that performance issues are due to application design and the selection of enabling technology, rather than issues with the cloud infrastructure. Keep in mind that if you’re at capacity in a public cloud, you can simply add more. You can even scale on-demand as needed.

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Want to Succeed at Data-Driven Transformation? Start Slow

Some organizations race into data-driven transformation. Others want to get everything “right” first. There’s an optimal balance between moving too fast and moving too slow, but few companies get it right. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) suggests some best practices to avoid common pitfalls.
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IDG Contributor Network: SUSE: Slow and steady wins the race

SUSE is one of the trinities of the Linux world, the other two being Red Hat and Canonical. SUSE is critical to the Linux world as they are among the top contributors to many open source projects including Linux. As someone who monitors the Linux world very closely, I keep a close eye on SUSE.

Most of you may not know, but SUSE is the oldest Linux company that’s still going strong. SUSE was founded in 1992; Linux was announced in 1991.

Being a German company, from the very early days, SUSE’s strengths were in engineering. I can’t say the same about their sales and marketing. The company got acquired by Novell, and while it did get sales and marketing muscles from Novell, it suffered from brand dilution. Although Novell knew that future was open source and Linux, there was an internal conflict between its own proprietary products and SUSE’s open source products. It was the same dilemma that killed Sun Microsystems.

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Slow growth ahead for IT spending, Gartner says

The days of go-go, double-digit growth for tech are long gone and do not appear to be on the way back anytime soon. Even though businesses are moving to the cloud and adopting new technology to stay competitive, global IT spending will be more or less flat this year and growth will remain sluggish through 2020, according to Gartner.

The market research firm is forecasting worldwide IT spending to total $ 3.49 trillion this year, a 0.5 percent decline from 2015. That’s down from a forecast of 0.5 percent growth the company made last quarter. The change in the forecast is mainly the result of the dollar’s growing strength against other currencies.

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