Cloud Adoption

The Cloud’s Latest Dirty Little Secret


If you were to do a simple Google search on “The Cloud’s Dirty Little Secret,” you would find several articles aimed at enlightening the marketplace on the secret little “surprises” enterprise IT teams encounter when undertaking a large public cloud transformation project. One particular Forbes article from May of 2014 opined about how large, complex […]

Tech Transformation: 3 Years After Moving to AWS, Natixis Benefits From Its Unbound Infrastructure


George Marootian is the Executive Vice President and Head of Technology for US Distribution at Natixis Investment Managers. This is the first 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 benefitted from since the migration. When I […]

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 […]

Six Key Enablers For Large-Scale Application Migration to the Public Cloud


In working with many clients across hundreds of projects, we continually hear similar themes around large scale migration efforts. Here are the areas where our clients most commonly struggle: Scale and Velocity Requirements for Migrating Large Numbers of Applications Most organizations take months to create future state application deployment architectures, and then migrate a single […]