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Cloud Native Questionnaire


Read: Developing Your Own ‘Cloud Native Manifesto’ Business How critical is the application to your business? How frequently does it change? Who are your customers? Internal or external? Visual or transactional use of the system? What are the non-functional requirements (e.g., SLAs)? What is the lifespan of the application? What data privacy/compliance restrictions are there? […]

Calculating the Break-even Point: an AWS Example


Instance:  m5.large (2 vCPU, 8 GB Memory), running Amazon Linux Region:  US East (northern Virginia) On-demand (pay-as-you-go):  $0.096/hour Standard 1-year Reserved Instance, all paid upfront:  $501 ($41.75/month) Formula:Calculation: Interpretation: If this instance is expected to run for more than 435 hours each month, consider a 1-year reservation. If this instance is expected to run for less than 435 hours […]

Best Practices for Managing Spend in the Cloud


Depending on which sources you read, you may have expected your cloud program to generate IT cost reductions of 40 percent to 50 percent, and have been disappointed to achieve savings far less than that.[1] Gartner sees organizations reporting saving an average of 16 percent by moving to public cloud, but, generally speaking, higher cost […]

[Podcast] Tapping into ‘The Zen of High-Performance Travel’


For those of us in the tech sector, jet travel is part of the deal. It can be time consuming and mind numbing. Everybody seems to have a few tricks up their sleeves to make their own trips more manageable. Some share tips with their friends. CTP’s own Robert Christiansen, a Doppler podcast co-host, goes […]