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Controlling cloud spend is a process

Controlling cloud spending is a priority as companies shift to the public cloud Managing the cloud bill is a priority as companies shift to cloud services. Because the easy-to-deploy, pay-per-use services introduce unfamiliar variables into the finance equation. Previously, you enjoyed long term commitments with predictable capex, but now you face variable opex.  Furthermore, new cost drivers

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The shift to public cloud is accelerating

Public cloud acceleration due to Covid-19 Covid-19 is accelerating the shift to cloud computing, according to Flexera’s 2021 State of Tech Spend Report. Moreover, this public cloud acceleration will probably continue because in almost half of the organizations the willingness to move to the cloud has further increased. In particular public cloud is benefiting. The majority of

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Covid-19 vaccine & side effects in software — and how to avoid them

Software license audits are up! Already in 2020, several software vendors devised their own medicine to fight the crisis. However their medicine came with side effects. The Register reported in “Apologies for the wait, we’re overwhelmed. Yes, this is the hospital. You need to what?! Do a software license audit?” some of their practices with

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Doubling down on digital: how to speed up!?

Digital transformation is accelerating In 2020, the pandemic triggered a very remarkable acceleration of ‘digital’ and ‘cloud’. In October, McKinsey put this in a telling perspective. It expressed this acceleration in compressed lead times. Changes that used to take several years, suddenly took a few months: In just a few months’ time, the COVID-19 crisis

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Adding 5,000 servers a night on AWS!

Hypergrowth in the public cloud: add 5000 servers a night on AWS We have read about the spectacular growth of several collaboration platforms as we started to work from home in 2020. An example is Zoom; it grew particularly fast as underlined by its quarter 3 2020 results. Revenues were up 370% YOY. For a

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“IBM cloud” should always have quotation marks

IBM is splitting up! With the recent announcement of its split up, interest in IBM is up. In particular, interest in its cloud business. This business was covered earlier this year in a post about Gartner’s 2020 ‘Magic Quadrant for Cloud infrastructure and Platform Services’. In this Magic Quadrant, IBM has been dangling at the

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Cambrian technologies: Cambrian explosion!

The tweet in this picture is a telling example to explain why we chose to be Cambrian Technologies. It is about the disruptive nature of the public cloud technologies. Moreover, it is about a spree of innovations that accelerates digital transformation, much like the Cambrian explosion! Let’s begin with a closer look at Benedict Evans

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2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services

Gartner has published its annual update. At a first glance not much has changed in the diagram since 2019. However, the Magic Quadrant’s scope is extended to include not just Infrastructure, but also Platform Services. This is not about changing the definition; it reflects the evolution in supply and demand in this market. An important

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AWS Advanced Tier Partner; gotcha!

Cambrian Technologies has become an AWS Advanced Tier Partner.  This official milestone validates that we have acquired substantial depth in technical expertise to attain this partner tier. In addition, we have attained sufficient hands on experience and sufficient success in solution delivery. Most important, our record demonstrates our customers’ satisfaction with our services. Advancing quickly

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Storing patient data? You’re better off with AWS!

Data better off with AWS data centers and services In this interview with Business Insider, Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels talks about Amazon Web Services (AWS) and healthcare. He explains why and how storing patient data with AWS is a better option than in the healthcare organizations’ own IT departments. Because the AWS cloud services provide

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