Cloud Strategy

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 […]

15 Reasons You Are Not Getting Value Out of Your Cloud


For this article, I was inspired by the American comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck If…” album. It started me thinking about the misconceptions, misunderstandings and misdeeds that affect our clients on their journey to the cloud. So, here is my own version of Jeff’s routine, with a new spin: “You Might Not […]

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 […]

Comfortable in the Cloud: Natixis Continues to Improve on AWS


George Marootian is the Executive Vice President and Head of Technology for US Distribution at Natixis Investment Managers. This is the final article of a three-part series that discusses 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: Tech […]

How to Get Creative with Cloud Best Practices


Best practices are the foundation for any project, designed to provide inspiration within boundaries. This guide will show you how successful architects bend those boundaries on cloud adoption and best practices to deliver business-ready cloud solutions. Understand the Limits At CTP we have mastered the process for identifying each of the six Rs (refactor, rewrite, […]