Walmart Moves to Unlock the Cloud; Another Reason for Multi-Cloud

Flexiant ConcertoLast week Walmart announced that it will open-source the cloud technology it has built up following its acquisition of startup OneOps roughly two years ago. The reason? It hates vendor lock-in. A CIO article said:

“Vendor lock-in has plagued the corporate world since well before the arrival of the cloud, but now — with ever more of today’s technology operating in an online environment dominated by providers such as Amazon Web Services — it’s taken on new urgency.”

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Flexiant Concerto: How to set up a Ruby on Rails stack

Flexiant Concerto

We recently published a blog on how you can use Flexiant Concerto to easily put together a LAMP stack and deploy your application on top of it. Today we will take a look at another very widespread application stack requirement, that of Linux, Apache, MySQL and Ruby on Rails (LAMR).
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A 7 Step Guide to Getting Started with Flexiant Concerto

Flexiant Concerto

We want you to make the most out of Flexiant Concerto, the fastest way to build, deploy and automate applications consistently across any cloud.

Getting started with Flexiant Concerto is easy. If you’ve already signed up, or if you are still investigating how Flexiant Concerto can help you, read our seven-step guide on getting started.
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Does Multi-Cloud Lead to Cloud Sprawl?

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CIO published an article that said “the primary mission of the CIO is no longer to drive competitive advantage by balancing a cadence of enterprise-wide deployments with the ongoing maintenance of legacy infrastructure.” Instead it suggested that “the best CIOs will embrace public cloud technology, free themselves from infrastructure maintenance, and instead focus on ways to increase employee and customer engagement that drive business results.”
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Migrating Clouds Costs $3,000 or Does It?

Migrating CloudsWorkload portability between clouds is becoming a must have for many organizations to stay current in our hybrid IT world. But migrating workloads from one cloud provider to another can be a major IT headache as SearchCloudComputing put it. “In addition to requiring significant manual work, these cloud-to-cloud migrations quickly eat into IT’s time and budget.”
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