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Automating the End of Cloud Sprawl

It’s no secret that the rapid growth and shift to the cloud has given IT organizations concern from almost the very start. The early promise of Software-as-a-Service—and all the other as-a-service offerings—has quickly given way to concern about security, fragmentation and vendor lock-in. If you’re like most, you’ve developed a healthy fear of black-box deployments, cloud sprawl and the gut feeling that things are more than a little out of control.

About the Author:
John S. Tonello is the Director of IT and Communications Manager for NYSERNet Inc., New York’s regional optical networking company, serving the state’s colleges, universities and research centers. He’s been a Linux user and enthusiast since building his first Slackware system from diskette more than 20 years ago.

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