Craig Gehrig

Craig Gehrig

Craig Gehrig is a systems administrator with Rainbow Resource Center, an online retailer of educational materials in Peoria, IL. He is also the founder of Vanova IT, a security research and IT solutions provider. In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course and spending time with his wife Vanessa and their two children- Sasha and Craig.

Working with Multiple Clouds

Multiple cloud or multicloud is a system used by organizations where more than one cloud vendor is used. One of the most widely cited benefits is avoiding vendor lock-in. This moves the power of leverage from the vendor to the company. When workloads are designed for multiple providers upfront, developers can create applications that work across multiple providers. This approach in theory makes it much easier to move between cloud providers for the multitude of reasons a company might change course.

Adoption to the cloud at this point is very well established, but IT departments still must ask what, how much and from who? Before going on it’s worth mentioning the difference between multicloud and hybrid cloud. Hybrid is the combination of a private and public cloud infrastructure that uses tools to deploy workloads and manage the balance between the two. Multicloud has a more strategic approach from a business and IT management perspective. Multicloud generally involves cloud-native applications built from containers that span different vendors.

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Moving Cloud Computing From Green to Greener

Microsoft is a great example of a company that has committed to green practices and being eco-friendly. They have reduced their carbon emissions by 10 metric tons and purchased new wind and solar energy. In addition to these initiatives, they have also successfully deployed environmentally friendly underwater data centers. More recently, they have announced plans to expand their cloud computing operations in Sweden.

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Google Announces a Wide Range of New Products to Enhance Google Cloud

Google recently announced a variety of products that will enhance their cloud offerings at the annual 2019 Google Next Conference in San Francisco, California. This was the first opportunity for many to get a glimpse of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian and his vision for Google Cloud. Kurian spoke about three parts of his strategy. That strategy includes giving customers a global scale, digital transformation platforms that are flexible and industry specific digital transformation platforms.

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