AWS

Tuning Out the Static to Improve Radio Content Curation


The U.S. radio market is a competitive business that is undergoing significant change. Operators are being pressured by new rivals in digital, satellite and Internet radio, including subscription services, such as Pandora and Spotify. More than 15,000 stations vie for $18 billion in annual U.S. radio advertising spend – a figure projected to grow by […]

Managed Container Services vs. Bring Your Own Container Stack


With 2017 seeing more than 40% of organizations either running production workloads in containers or piloting such efforts, it is safe to say 2018 and 2019 will be the years for mass adoption of container platforms. However, 2018 has brought an interesting option for container adoption within the enterprise — the release of managed container […]

Getting Out of the Data Center Business: Cowen’s Journey to the Public Cloud


Having historically operated in data center environments, Cowen recognized the importance of migrating to the cloud. We knew we needed an experienced partner to help train our staff and develop a plan for the migration. After thoughtful review and consideration, we engaged with Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) to help us through the process. A year […]

The Importance of Considering Cost Avoidance in the Cloud


We recently worked with a client to conduct a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) analysis of moving their workloads from their two colocation facilities to AWS. The client had very high costs for the colocation facilities, which was the compelling catalyst for migrating to the cloud and consolidating current facilities. […]

The Maturation of Architects, Operations and Developers in the Cloud


Many roles, including architects, operations and developers, will fundamentally change as new capabilities become available, the market continues to speed ahead and business demands greater levels of operational efficiency. It is important that every member of these organizations take ownership for their own career growth and identify where their careers are headed. Ownership means understanding […]

Pitfall Avoidance, Training Resources and a Little Unicorn Dust for Cloud Success


We discuss the new era of public cloud adoption. Six months ago there were people who were just getting their toes wet in public cloud and now those same people are going all in, not just with dev-test environments but with their major production initiatives. We also discuss some of the common pitfalls and places […]