Enterprise IT vs Cloud: Adapt or Be Disrupted. Surviving Cloud Disruption: Lessons from Lyft, Uber and Airbnb

by Thomas Orozco on Jan 23, 2015 2:26:00 PM

IT has a very ambivalent relationship to cloud. It’s viewed both as an enabler of growth, because it provides greater business agility, and as a risk, because it enables business users to circumvent IT altogether to get the resources they need.

Business users circumventing IT is called “shadow IT,” and has been a driver for the adoption of just about every cloud service out there: business users like Dropbox (SaaS) because it’s much easier to use than the organization’s file-sharing system, and email doesn’t cut it for large attachments; similarly, DevOps users flock to Amazon Web Services (IaaS) as it lets them get servers much faster than the organization’s ticket-based IT resource provisioning process.

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Topics: cloud adoption

Introducing Scalr 5.1

by Sebastian Stadil on Dec 16, 2014 7:03:00 PM

The hardworking team at Scalr is proud to announce the release of Scalr 5.1!

Similar to Scalr 5.0, Scalr 5.1 furthers our commitment to enabling enterprise IT departments to efficiently manage and secure their hybrid cloud infrastructure in a way that not only preserves developer agility, but also furthers it.

However, unlike Scalr 5.0, which focused on delivering new features with the introduction of Cost Analytics, Webhooks and more, Scalr 5.1 constitutes an effort to consolidate: throughout the 5.1 development cycle, we expanded upon existing features, and focused on improving usability and stability.

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AWS Re-Invent: Enterprise Cloud Management Impressions from the Show Floor Part 2

by Thomas Orozco on Nov 19, 2014 5:48:00 PM

In our last blog post, we shared our insights on three new AWS feature announcements made at re:Invent. Indeed, there were so many announcements at the conference that we’ve continued our analysis in this second blog on AWS. Let’s start by looking at AWS Key Management Service (KMS).

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AWS KMS can be thought of as two cloud security solutions merged into one. First, KMS lets you create and configure custom encryption keys that AWS can then use to encrypt data on your behalf—for example to encrypt EBS Volumes, and Redshift and S3 data. As you’d expect from a security service, KMS also provides audit reports on the use of those keys.

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Topics: AWS, Events

AWS re:Invent: Enterprise Cloud Management Impressions from the Show Floor Part 1

by Thomas Orozco on Nov 18, 2014 12:21:00 AM

The third annual AWS Re:Invent conference did not disappoint. With several new features announced on stage this week, there is a lot to synthesize. Let’s start with Amazon Aurora.

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Topics: AWS, reinvent

It's Right Around The Corner! The OpenStack Summit in Paris

by Thomas Orozco on Oct 31, 2014 9:32:00 AM

The OpenStack Summit in Paris starts next week, and it’s going to be exciting, with more than 4,000 expected attendees! This year around, we’ll be celebrating the recent Juno OpenStack release, and look forward to the upcoming Kilo release.

Of course, and for the third consecutive time, Scalr will be present at the Summit.

  • We’ll be there as sponsor (and we’ll be happy to meet you in booth E17)

  • Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil will be presenting in “Top Hybrid Cloud Myths Debunked”, Wednesday 5th at 15:30

Come by and say hello to get:

  • A demo,

  • Your cloud and Scalr questions answered,

  • Your hands on unique Scalr stickers!

 

See you in Paris!

-- The Scalr Team 

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Topics: Community, OpenStack, Events

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