Cloud Strategy

Six Principles to Consider for Streamlined Cloud Operations


We have all heard about the principles used by Amazon, Google and Microsoft in developing their cloud platforms, and the outcomes they produce. The API became a first-class citizen; pay-for-use became the norm; and platform services were created to offer more significant capabilities with reduced management overhead. But what does all that mean for those […]

[Podcast] Why Application Teams Have All the Power


Over the past 10 years, the power structure has shifted inside IT organizations. Maintaining the infrastructure used to be the top priority, so infrastructure teams tended to control more resources and command more respect than their counterparts overseeing applications. Today, that equation has flipped. Businesses need to move faster, so they’ve elevated application teams to […]

The Importance of Application Delivery Standardization in the Cloud


“No plan survives first contact.” During my days as a young soldier, my platoon sergeant barked these words incessantly – imploring his troops to prepare for situations as if their lives were on the line. His message got through. We planned things out painstakingly, moving plastic soldiers and Tonka trucks around a small sand table. […]

[Podcast] The Golden Age of the SaaS Product


Software developers are a prideful group. They like to create things, figure out their own short cuts and come up with new ways to innovate on the fly. But sometimes, developers’ inner creativity can be the biggest thing holding them back. There are still times when relying on tried and tested tools can help get […]

Assume That You Have Already Been Breached


Breached. Compromised. Infiltrated. Exposed. These are four words no CISO wants to see in their inbox. Looked at another way, however, they can be immensely valuable. How, you ask? By accepting these four words as the status quo and by assuming at all times that you have been breached (whether or not that is actually […]

Protecting the Golden Keys to Your Cloud Kingdoms


The evolution of computing technology has dramatically increased the speed at which companies are able to innovate. Organizations that are slow to adopt this technology may soon be replaced by innovators who take advantage of all that is offered. For example, Blockbuster was thriving with its video rental stores across the U.S., yet its business […]