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


When I first started as Natixis Investment Managers’ head of technology for US distribution back in late 2014, we had three priorities that guided our vision for the IT side of the business: pursue IT projects that helped the company manage risk, create or improve business efficiencies, and enable new opportunities for innovation. We also […]

Modernizing Applications: Moving From Virtual Machines to Containers


Shifting from virtual machines to Docker containers allows developers to deliver changes in a fraction of the time. And once an app is in a container, it’s portable. So the team can move it freely from AWS to Azure to Google Cloud, back to on-premise, optimizing the benefits of a hybrid environment. Problem is, development […]

Building Your Own Gravity


The Importance of Ecosystems Here is a good test. Look at your smartphone and answer the following: How many third-party apps do you have installed, beyond those that came with the phone? With any new technology, such as your smartphone, no single solution or toolset can do it all. Some technologies may cover the bases, […]

Cloud-Based QoS – Committing to “Cloud Quality”


How is your cloud doing? Is it delivering performance according to plan? Is it generating value for the organization as quickly as you projected? If you are relatively new to the cloud, you are probably asking yourself these exact questions – and coming up empty for answers. The problem cloud users run up against is […]

Maximizing Insight from Distributed Assets with Google Cloud


We’re simulating a distributed real-world production/industrial environment. Our clients run the gamut of virtually every industry and environment. While there are many different sensors and data types that we monitor, some directly, some through PLC’s, etc. That reality also means software that runs locally at the edge, as well software running in the cloud. While […]

Turtles All The Way Down: What the Community is Building on the Backs of Containers


“My opponent’s reasoning reminds me of the heathen, who, being asked on what the world stood, replied, ’On a tortoise.’ ‘But on what does the tortoise stand?’ ’On another tortoise.’ With Mr. Barker, too, there are tortoises all the way down.” (Vehement and vociferous applause.) – Second Evening: Remarks of Rev. Dr. Berg You may […]