If you had any doubts as to whether the enterprise is embracing the public cloud and cloud migration in general, a report out by Cisco earlier this year provides clarity that the enterprise is embracing the public cloud and the applications running on them. In Cisco’s most recent market analysis of the cloud industry, they claim that within three years, more than three-fourths of all data center traffic, 83 percent, will be based in the cloud.
The concept of data gravity has been around for several years. Dave McCrory first wrote about the idea several years ago and currently maintains a phenomenal blog called Data Gravity where he goes into detail to describe the concept. It is a great read and well worth your time if you are interested in data and data science concepts.
Colleagues and family members ask me all the time what the cloud is. In some cases, they offer up their own amusing idea of what the cloud means to them. I have heard that the cloud is nothing more than the modern day mainframe. In other circles I hear that the cloud is a fancy name for virtualization. While there may be some correlation to these concepts and what the cloud is, I thought it would be a good idea … Read more