Cloud Careers

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 […]

Building a Rockstar Team is a Challenge By Any Standard


I completely understand that this is an extremely subjective matter and to quote Paul Simon: “one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor”. What’s a rockstar anyway? Building a high performance team dedicated to doing genome sequence research is most likely quite different than putting together eleven soccer players to win the World Cup or a […]

True Cloud Justification: Moving Beyond TCO Savings


Who is disrupting your market…your competitors or you? When small teams of aggressive entrepreneurs can compete with legacy, industry dominating companies, the whole paradigm of stability is turned upside down. When well established companies lose market share to new startups, gone are the classic metrics for technology success. Counterintuitively, when these companies find themselves in […]

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 […]

Making Cloud Successful Comes Down to People


We discuss the similarities and differences between VMs, containers and serverless computing.  A lot of organizations have optimized around VMs because they have a long history of virtualization and it’s what they understand. When containers came around, they were the hottest thing in cloud, and now serverless is here. VMs and serverless are still not […]