We all know the giant cloud services: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba, as well as the many other significant competitors of note, including the IBM Cloud, DigitalOcean, Packet, and the Oracle Cloud. They offer a wide range of compute, storage, messaging, processing and other services, all to be consumed on a pay-as-you-go basis.
For many organizations, cloud services are a mixed blessing. Sure, they can eliminate a lot of capital costs, not to mention the need for much expertise in operations and security. But there is also the ever-present danger of lock-in, where an organization may get too dependent on a set of services from a single provider, making it difficult to move operations to another cloud, should these services prove to be too expensive, lacking in quality, or just may have difficulty in reaching government or industry standards.
This is where The New Stack comes in. This page will keep track of the wealth of technologies, tools, and services that will help the organization make the most of their cloud services. This will also be the place to look for advice on setting up hybrid cloud, or multicloud systems as well. Multicloud systems are more resilient and secure.
Specially, we look at issues such as costing, cloud migration, cross-cloud Kubernetes support, application deployment, cloud application performance and monitoring, and so much more. So check back here often.