The Doppler

Podcast: Making the Wickedly Complex Scalable


Operating in the cloud is different. Your old tools won’t work here. We discuss the leading indicators of cloudwashing you should be looking for when selecting tools for the cloud. We also discuss “dark data” and how organizations can overcome platform scalability challenges. Ben shares how Sumo Logic is helping their own customers ingest data […]

Application Modernization: a Blueprint for ISVs Moving to the Cloud


Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the business model for independent software vendors (ISVs). Traditionally, buying software involved a high, one-time purchase cost for a solution that the customer then installed on their local computer or data center. Incremental software updates were typically included in the initial purchase price, […]

Data Sovereignty, Security and Performance Panacea: How Mastercard Is Setting the Standard for Global Hybrid Cloud Adoption


Cloud initiatives clearly do not come in “one size fits all” packages. They vary widely in focus and complexity, from basic migration projects to extreme cases involving the strictest security and performance requirements of a global financial services giant. Mastercard completed a complicated project that illustrates the challenges cloud implementations can pose and the benefits […]

5 Proven Tactics to Break up the Cloud Deployment Logjam


Breaking up log jams can be hazardous, requiring professionals with heavy equipment and even explosives. Many enterprises all over the world are embarking on a cloud transformation journey, and risky logjams involving people and processes are starting to threaten to disrupt their forward progress. Every organization is different, but certain tactics break up logjams in […]

Beware the ‘Cloudwash’: Five Signs Your Vendor Is Pulling One Over on You


You know what is going on when somebody whitewashes a controversial subject or greenwashes an environmentally unsound service. They are tricking you. Cloudwashing is pretty much the same thing, but it can sometimes be harder to spot. It is important to know cloudwashing when you see it. When a vendor tries to cloudwash a traditional, […]

Big Data on Microsoft Azure: from Insights to Action


“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” More than 100 years after it was written, this observation by fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes still rings true. Businesses today rarely act – or even contemplate an action – without analyzing troves of data. They can make good use of data, in part, because […]