Cloud Strategy

Five Powerful Ways for Leaders to Unlock Innovation


No one innovates to decrease a process or reduce the benefit. People innovate to bring life to a higher plane because improvement is a deeply held instinct. Yet innovation doesn’t just happen – it requires cultivation of forces that will disrupt the comfortable. If you are the leader, your number one job is to provide […]

Gaining a Transparent View for a Cloud-Right Strategy


When Cloud Technology Partners was founded in 2010, cloud was still relatively new to the market. We saw a few early adopters [think Capital One] that went all in on public cloud early, but the majority of our work was private cloud implementations or small proof of concept environments on AWS. Fast forward nine years […]

Podcast: Data Centers, Cloud, and the Dependence on Each Other


From what organizations should do with their existing data center estates after they complete their cloud transformation, to the facepalm mistakes enterprises make when it comes to owning and operating their own IT infrastructure, we discuss data center best practices on the podcast this week. We also look at the trends emerging as data center […]

Microsoft Azure Subscriptions and Migration Considerations


An Azure subscription is an agreement with Microsoft to use one or more Microsoft cloud platforms or services. Microsoft offers various subscription options for consuming cloud services, but the three primary options are: Pay-As You Go, Azure Enterprise Agreement (Azure EA) and Azure Cloud Service Provider (Azure CSP). In many instances after initial engagement, the […]

To Hybrid or Not to Hybrid?


Up until recently, hybrid cloud was a pretty hotly debated topic. On second thought, it probably still is, but I believe the argument is now close to being settled. Those who followed cloud developments over the last decade have probably personally witnessed more than one example of “cloud is going to rule the world,” “on-premises […]

Cloud Kryptonite: 7 Disruptive Forces Draining Your Cloud Program


Like superheroes in movies, cloud programs can “save the day” in creative and dramatic ways. They can help companies redefine their brands, overhaul business processes and open new lines of communication inside and outside their four walls. Yet just like superheroes, the cloud’s larger-than-life reputation can be neutralized by “cloud kryptonite.” And unlike the movie […]