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Why Elastic Applications Are Key to Your Cloud Future


Elasticity is a defining characteristic of the cloud. Cloud’s ability to scale infrastructure resources up and down in a dynamic way gives organizations the flexibility to do more, pay less and operate more efficiently. But what about the applications themselves that run on the cloud? Are they elastic by definition? Just because an app in […]

Podcast: Cloud-Native Doesn’t Have One Definition


What does “cloud native” really mean? Ask different organizations, or even different business units, and you’ll get hugely disparate answers. The fact is, there is no one answer and there’s no manual for cloud computing, which can make it difficult for seasoned executive to grasp the new technology ecosystem that has evolved in recent years. […]

How Do You Define ‘Cloud’?


The title of this article seems like an inane question — everyone knows what cloud means, right? But think about it for a moment. Ever watch a business channel like CNBC and see someone like Jim Cramer extol the greatness of a particular company’s progress “in the cloud” and find yourself yelling at the TV? […]

Podcast: “With CTP, it’s like playing on the All-Star team, everyday.”


This week we’re switching things up and digging into a topic we know even better than cloud: What it’s like working at CTP. While there is no shortage in the number of organizations that need help migrating, modernizing and building applications in the cloud, there is a shortage in the amount of talent filling those […]

Utilizing Container-Based Functions in a Serverless World


Over the past few years, serverless and containers emerged as winners for building modern infrastructure. Each of these technologies have their own sweet spots and challenges. Highly customized container workloads might require sophisticated orchestrator infrastructure with high reliability. Serverless cloud services are limited when it comes to application portability, barring some recent advancements, such as […]

“I thought the cloud was supposed to save me money?”


There are many reasons why companies look to move to the public cloud. Whether your company’s primary driver is an improved security posture, increased agility or cost savings, you will want to think carefully about the reasons behind your desire to move to the cloud. Unfortunately, there are still some misconceptions, particularly around costs, related […]