Cloud Providers

Tech Transformation: 3 Years After Moving to AWS, Natixis Benefits From Its Unbound Infrastructure


George Marootian is the Executive Vice President and Head of Technology for US Distribution at Natixis Investment Managers. This is the first article of a three-part series that will discuss the firm’s move to the cloud, continued operations in AWS, and the innovation and agility the organization has benefitted from since the migration. When I […]

Public Cloud Computing Gets Real


We discuss what it’s been like tracking cloud computing trends for the past ten years. We look at public cloud. Are we leveling out on features and functions to stuff into public cloud? At some point, pricing wars with public cloud providers will end. Providers will need to differentiate fast. It will be interesting to see if AWS […]

Think Twice Before Using Bare-Metal Clouds


A bare-metal cloud allows you to rent hardware resources from a public cloud service provider, or sometimes a managed service provider. With a bare-metal cloud, you get direct access to the hardware platform without having to go through tenant management systems. Therefore, one of the benefits of bare-metal cloud, as it is sold to the […]

3 Tricks to Better Manage Your Public Cloud Services


Some people call them “cloud hacks,” which is perhaps more accurate than “cloud tricks,” but the enterprises I work with don’t like the term “hack.” Whatever you prefer to call them, here are three shortcuts you can create to achieve specific end states. Cloud Trick No. 1: Customize your Console Both Amazon Web Services and […]