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The Hub-and-Spoke Model Is Evolving to Enable Cloud Innovations at Scale


Here is a challenge. How do you connect the simplest version of a secure public cloud environment that exercises an organization’s muscles, demonstrates the viability of cloud services, and engages all necessary stakeholders? Some might recognize this description as the methodology for our Minimum Viable Cloud (MVC). The simplest way to connect resources in such […]

[Podcast] Dev and Ops are Still Far Apart


DevOps has come a long way in the past decade. In a report released more than a year ago, Forrester declared that the practice had reached “escape velocity,” with more than half of all enterprises implementing and expanding DevOps processes. But, according to some in the field, gaps still exist between the dev and the […]

Data and the Cloud: Two Key Drivers of the Insurance Industry’s Future


The insurance sector has always been an active user of data, wringing out insights from demographics and actuarial models to develop products that protect customers across multiple areas of risk. Insurers have also tapped the cloud, leveraging software-as-a-service (SaaS) programs to run business functions. What the majority of insurers have not done as effectively, until […]

Six Principles to Consider for Streamlined Cloud Operations


We have all heard about the principles used by Amazon, Google and Microsoft in developing their cloud platforms, and the outcomes they produce. The API became a first-class citizen; pay-for-use became the norm; and platform services were created to offer more significant capabilities with reduced management overhead. But what does all that mean for those […]

Using the Cloud to Drive Patient Outcomes in New Zealand


The Canterbury District Health Board, in Christchurch, provides healthcare to more than 500,000 residents – 12 percent of the population on New Zealand’s South Island. It is a critical resource for the region, overseeing emergency services and general healthcare needs for a large, mostly rural area known for its agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, forestry and tourism. Several years […]