Best Practices

Podcast: Shifting Security Left


As consultants, we work with organizations facing conflicts or blockers slowing down their cloud programs. Often times, these conflicts are the results of siloed groups not communicating at the right time, or place. We discuss the importance of breaking down these silos to gather organizational requirements early, and often. When we think about “shifting-left” in […]

Five Powerful Ways for Leaders to Unlock Innovation


No one innovates to decrease a process or reduce the benefit. People innovate to bring life to a higher plane because improvement is a deeply held instinct. Yet innovation doesn’t just happen – it requires cultivation of forces that will disrupt the comfortable. If you are the leader, your number one job is to provide […]

The Serverless Cloud Security Model: A Point Of View


Introduction Over the course of a few years, enterprises have been exploring serverless technology for application development, system automation and a host of other use cases. After initial research and experimentation on smaller projects, companies are now realizing the viability of the serverless model for their core, business-critical workloads. Serverless technology is being adopted by […]

Gaining a Transparent View for a Cloud-Right Strategy


When Cloud Technology Partners was founded in 2010, cloud was still relatively new to the market. We saw a few early adopters [think Capital One] that went all in on public cloud early, but the majority of our work was private cloud implementations or small proof of concept environments on AWS. Fast forward nine years […]

IT Operations and Developers – Can’t We All Just Get Along?


Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” I agree wholeheartedly with Bell’s declaration, but what if the people you’re trying to bring together mix about as well as oil and water? That’s the challenge of cloud teams. How can you get IT Operations (IT Ops) to […]

Admitting You Have a Problem With Your Cloud Transformation


It’s frequently said that the first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. In the midst of a high-stakes cloud transformation, all too often a business can’t clearly see the problem before them. Here’s a typical scenario: You’re six months into your public cloud transformation; everything is slowing down, and you’re […]