Cloud Strategy

Why Containers Will Drive Transformations in the 2020s


Every decade or so a new IT infrastructure model barges onto the scene and changes the way organizations use technology. Client/server architectures put computing resources in the back room and doled them out back in the 1990s. Virtual machines (VMs) created the ability to emulate one computer’s resources on another in the 2000s. Cloud hit […]

Security Strategies for Hybrid IT, Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Environments


For years, enterprises moving to the cloud have been concerned with the security of their data and applications — and they should be! Cloud transformations are complex, and there is a lot on the line. How enterprises approach security in the cloud depends, in large part, on what kind of deployment model they choose. Many […]

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 […]