Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Computing
Conference & Expo
November 2-4, 2009 NYC
Register Today and SAVE !..

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
SYS-CON.TV
How to Avoid Cloud Fatigue | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #Serverless #AI #DX
Companies that successfully deploy public cloud platforms have brought together the right blend of cloud & technical expertise

Understanding Cloud Complexities and Avoiding "Cloud Fatigue"

We're seeing an emerging trend in the cloud computing world. I've been referring to it as cloud fatigue, but it's more commonly known as repatriation, or moving workloads from the cloud back to on-prem locations. According to a recent 451 Research report, over 21 percent of organizations have plans to pull back from the cloud and return to an on-prem infrastructure in 2017. Considering the vast growth of cloud adoption over the last several years, what's behind this trend?

We believe cloud fatigue is the result of deployments going awry. It usually happens when companies quickly adopt one of the leading public cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.) because they're attracted to the promises of ease-of-use, flexibility and low computing costs. What happens next depends on a myriad of factors, including the technical depth an organization has in-house or the partner network it has in place, as well as a strategic plan for digital transformation.

The companies that successfully deploy these public cloud platforms have typically brought together the right blend of internal and external cloud and technical expertise. But, increasingly, we're hearing about situations where the promise of the public cloud has failed to come true, or costly disruptions occur (e.g., last year's AWS outage that affected Netflix, Tinder and other well-known organizations). To provide further clarity, below are two fictional scenarios that illustrate this growing occurrence.

Scenario #1: Astronomical Consumption Costs
A promising software provider decides to launch its new cloud-based application across global markets. The product launch goes well and demand quickly grows. Yet so do the cloud bills. The fee increases from $20,000 in November to $58,000 in December. By January, the consumption costs soar to $70,000 and a monster bill in February of $98,000 results in negative profit margins.

The reason for the soaring costs? A lack of internal expertise to configure and manage the company's public cloud environment in a way to keep performance high and costs consistent. Choosing the right service, applications and features can be overwhelming. And interfacing with a computer screen instead of a human, which is the norm for public cloud providers, doesn't help the process. The complexity was underestimated.

The company considered shifting its cloud infrastructure to on-prem, but decided it needed a consultant before moving forward. Executives enlisted a cloud services provider that rewired the cloud configuration to eliminate unnecessary instances and server sprawl. Eventually, the company's costs were reduced by half and became more predictable.

Scenario #2: Poor Performance and Reliability Issues
Consider an upper mid-market organization that deploys a new healthcare ERP solution on Microsoft Azure. The company experiences poor performance and reliability issues. Unable to determine if the problems stem from the application or the platform, the company's executives contemplate pulling the plug on the entire system.

With the help of a cloud services provider it is determined the servers had been misconfigured - a kind of "worst practice" scenario. The team ends up configuring a hybrid solution that combines the public cloud's scale and power with the security and compliance capabilities of a private cloud platform. The company's healthcare ERP now works flawlessly.

Conclusion
The take-away from the two scenarios outlined above is that it's worth embracing cloud services for all the benefits they promise. But organizations shouldn't underestimate the complexity of the public cloud and the skills needed to gain its benefits. You also need to evaluate and determine if your organization can handle on-prem configurations, which can be costly and time-consuming. Whether in-house or through a cloud services partner, having access to a bench of cloud and technical experts who can help determine the right mix for your current and evolving business needs - as well as optimize that mix as priorities change overtime - is essential for efficiently achieving success in the cloud.

About Greg Pierce
Greg Pierce specializes in helping businesses understand, select and deploy innovative cloud solutions that leverage the best features of on-prem, hosted, third-party and hybrid models.

Prior to founding Concerto, he held management positions in Tribridge’s Cloud, Security and Infrastructure, and Managed Services practices. Before joining Tribridge in 2008, he owned and operated two companies that provided a variety of IT managed services and cloud computing solutions for customers throughout the U.S., including platforms for the delivery of ERP and other core business applications via private cloud since 2004. He has also served as a CIO.

Greg is an avid speaker for Fortune 500 enterprises, industry conferences and user groups. He serves on the Advisory Board for the University of South Florida (USF) College of Business, the Advisory Board for USF’s Executive MBA Program and on the Executive Advisory Council at the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University. He is a member of Microsoft’s Infrastructure Partners Advisory Council and that organization’s Cloud Economics Subcommittee. He holds an MBA from USF and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eckerd College.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

SOA World Latest Stories
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNati...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood pract...
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers sev...
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing c...
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv i...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021


SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE