Cloud Strategy

What Is So Complicated About Lift-and-Shift Cloud Migrations?


Has this ever happened to your organization? You have just gone through a seven-hour cloud migration, something goes wrong and the IT team has to stop the process and roll the project back. Later, you relate the experience to an engineer outside the team, and the person responds in a confused manner. “That should have […]

Cloud Vendor Lock-In Risk vs. Added Business Value


A question that pops up very often lately from enterprises considering cloud deployment models is: Will moving to one public cloud platform constitute a vendor lock-in risk? Also, would a hybrid deployment model between public clouds and on premises, or with another public cloud, reduce or mitigate this risk? To answer these questions, this article […]

Keeping Your Cloud Transformation Moving Forward


Cloud transformations are often referred to as “journeys,” with starting points and reasonably well-defined destinations. They begin with assessments, plans, foundational initiatives and workload migrations. The journeys do not officially have an endpoint, but successful ones do eventually arrive at a place where organizations fully embrace automation, and follow a right mix approach, where cloud […]

[Podcast] Tapping into ‘The Zen of High-Performance Travel’


For those of us in the tech sector, jet travel is part of the deal. It can be time consuming and mind numbing. Everybody seems to have a few tricks up their sleeves to make their own trips more manageable. Some share tips with their friends. CTP’s own Robert Christiansen, a Doppler podcast co-host, goes […]

CIOps vs. GitOps: What’s the Difference?


While CI/CD has become synonymous with application deployments, end-to-end CI/CD for infrastructure is fragmented and challenging for many enterprises. The pace of adopting a DevOps culture within the developer community seems more agile than within infrastructure operations, as developers reap immediate benefits, with unit testing and containerization significantly reducing bugs and time to market. Standards […]