Cloud Providers

To Port or Not to Port? What to Consider in a Cloud Portability Design


One of the recurring themes with our clients is the desire to use the cloud to achieve portability. This is natural given that one of the attractions of moving to the cloud is the apparent ease with which workloads can be moved around to achieve a balance. In this article, we will examine: common goals […]

Is Vendor Lock-In Keeping You Up at Night?


If we take our cues from article headlines, vendor lock-in apparently is very bad and should definitely be avoided, especially when moving to the cloud. A simple Google search will return many articles with this message. After all, everyone knows vendor lock-in is bad, right? Let’s begin by making sure we are all using the […]

Azure Continues to Evolve for Its Customers. Are You Profiting?


CTP’s Minimum Viable Cloud (MVC) methodology is core to how we build production-grade public cloud environments with baseline security and automation. Keeping up with contemporary industry best practices and the latest cloud services from CSPs are key to delivering a successful cloud foundation. This article will review several recent announcements and enhancements from Microsoft, and […]

Is Google Cloud Platform Ready for the Enterprise?


Over the past few years, most of the enterprise cloud story has been focused on AWS and Azure, while Google was often pushed to the background with comments like “it is a great platform/technology, but it is just not ready for the enterprise.” In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene reflected […]

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 […]