Application Modernization

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, […]

Putting Ourselves Out of Business: How Kronos Reinvented Itself to Change the Future of Workforce Management


Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Unlike companies such as Microsoft, Google and IBM, Kronos is not a household name in the software industry. Yet our solutions are deployed by 35,000 organizations and used by more than 40 million people in over 100 countries every single day. […]

The Cloud Can’t Fix Poor Application Performance


Have you heard the fairy tale that application performance on the cloud is automatically optimized, without any effort from developers or administrators? Too many people believe it’s reality, and not a fairy tale. I blame the confusion on early cloud hype, when “elasticity” was often stated as something related to cloud performance. Although elasticity does […]

Stay Proactive to Maintain Peak Cloud Performance


There is an expectation of performance in the cloud, then there is actual cloud performance. In many cases, they don’t match. Why? Most platforms, public clouds included, provide good performance at the outset. But over time, databases get bigger, applications grow more complex, and the platforms themselves become harder to manage. The result is much […]

Improving Application Performance & Uptime


Challenges Rapidly expanding global user base Disruptive innovation in educational technology and pedagogical practices Accelerating workload straining application architecture and infrastructure deployment Multiple service providers Significant performance, security and compliance requirements Solutions AWS focused architecture to leverage global capabilities Distributed instances for availability, global performance, and load balancing Single pane of glass for monitoring to […]