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 […]

The Cloud Checklist

Checklists play important roles in society, ensuring that the tasks that need to be done get done. They can provide helpful reminders – to do things like pick up the dry cleaning or schedule a dog grooming appointment. Or they can lay out the vital steps airline pilots need to take to safely operate a […]

What is DevOps and How Do I Approach It?

DevOps is different from the traditional process of: The developer creates the code Operations then deploys the code and manages the application. The main benefit of DevOps is developers and operations working much closer together. This means the line – if indeed there is one between developers and operations is far more blurred. Traditionally these […]

Calculate Your Cloud Costs With This Simple Formula

“CloudOps” is the latest buzzword. Its meaning is simple: the ability to operate workloads, including both applications and data, once they get to the public cloud. What’s not so simple is figuring out what CloudOps will cost over time, both based on future changes in technology costs and on adding or deleting workloads from the […]

CloudOps Nirvana: Achieve Continuous Ops in Public and Private Clouds

The “Ops” in DevOps is just as important as development and testing, but it gets the least amount of attention. CloudOps is no different, but getting operations right is key to success in the cloud. CloudOps means continuous operations and continuous improvement. If this is your path, you need to rethink traditional operations. Before getting […]