Cloud Adoption

On-Demand Data Centers Are the Wave of the Future


Most companies want either the rock-solid protection of a data center, or the versatile, on-demand flexibility promised by the cloud. But can you have both? There are ways to hedge your bets, of course, by adopting a hybrid IT approach – keeping a data center footprint for mission-critical workloads, and shifting other resources to the […]

Your Multi-Cloud Strategy: Proceed with Caution


“Let us proceed with a multi-cloud strategy, as we do with our current hardware providers.” – unnamed CIO On the surface, a multi-cloud strategy may seem like a safe approach. But as organizations move through executing this strategy, it often invites unintended consequences, including increased amounts of management complexity and personnel enablement, and potentially higher […]

Transformation is Hard; Here’s Why It’s Worth It.


Many enterprises are struggling with the same transformation challenge: how to create an organization that can quickly adopt new technology while responding to immediate market needs and new competitive threats. The transition to becoming that kind of operation is not simple. It involves all aspects of an organization developing new muscle memory based on new […]

Sequencing and Wave Planning for Large-Scale Application Migration


When an enterprise has a large portfolio of applications slated for migration to the public cloud, there is a need to identify the sequencing and scheduling aspects of the migration. In this article, we will describe a real-world planning exercise we undertook, highlighting the various elements essential to any planning and sequencing operation. The following […]

Going Big on Cloud: The Ultimate Guide


When you hear “Go Big on Cloud–Faster and in Complete Control”, you might think of those late night, TV infomercials that promise bigger muscles in minutes or perfectly cooked food in a non-stick pan. But it is possible for any enterprise to reach the promised land of cloud adoption quickly and in control, by following […]

From Service Department to Innovator: Natixis’ Culture Transformation Story


George Marootian is the Executive Vice President and Head of Technology for US Distribution at Natixis Investment Managers. This is the second article of a three-part series that will discuss the firm’s move to the cloud, continued operations in AWS, and the innovation and agility the organization has benefited from since the migration. First Article: […]