Hybrid Cloud

Gaining a Transparent View for a Cloud-Right Strategy


When Cloud Technology Partners was founded in 2010, cloud was still relatively new to the market. We saw a few early adopters [think Capital One] that went all in on public cloud early, but the majority of our work was private cloud implementations or small proof of concept environments on AWS. Fast forward nine years […]

To Port or Not to Port? What to Consider in a Cloud Portability Design


One of the recurring themes with our clients is the desire to use the cloud to achieve portability. This is natural given that one of the attractions of moving to the cloud is the apparent ease with which workloads can be moved around to achieve a balance. In this article, we will examine: common goals […]

Data Sovereignty, Security and Performance Panacea: How Mastercard Is Setting the Standard for Global Hybrid Cloud Adoption


Cloud initiatives clearly do not come in “one size fits all” packages. They vary widely in focus and complexity, from basic migration projects to extreme cases involving the strictest security and performance requirements of a global financial services giant. Mastercard completed a complicated project that illustrates the challenges cloud implementations can pose and the benefits […]

Finding the Right IT Mix for Your Company


Take a long look inside any large company’s IT infrastructure, and you will find a complex, sometimes convoluted mix of resources, both physical and virtual. There is a public cloud platform or two, likely a private cloud, plenty of on-premises servers and an assorted assemblage of applications connected in various ways. How did it get […]

Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployment Models to Support a Cloud Exit Strategy


In business, the term “exit strategy” pops up in conversations frequently – usually in the context of an entrepreneur selling off his company, or a venture capital (VC) investor cashing in his shares. The term is important in cloud computing too. Companies that adopt cloud services cannot count on keeping their resources in the same […]

Hybrid Cloud Adoption: Migration Approaches and Tools


Many organizations have a need to adopt and operate a hybrid cloud environment for various reasons, including leveraging heavy investments in on-premises technologies, unique requirements for data to be closer to other on-premises systems, specific security requirements, low latency requirements, etc. Organizations are also looking for platform destinations to deploy and migrate applications. Adopting and […]