Hybrid Cloud

Kleinschmidt Embraces Hybrid Cloud to Connect Its Customers Around the World


It is not a stretch to describe Kleinschmidt as a company that has innovation wired into its DNA. After all, founder Edward Kleinschmidt pioneered in his lifetime an automatic fishing reel, a macaroni twisting machine and the company’s longtime breadwinner—the teletypewriter. That machine helped the Deerfield, IL, company usher in a new era of telecommunications, […]

Data Gravity and Its Impact on Data Protection Strategies


Data security was a straightforward process back when organizations stored all their data in on-premises IT environments. Organizations used the “lobster” security model – building hard-shelled exteriors to fend off threats at the perimeter — but they had fewer internal protections for the soft, delicious data inside. In a cloud-oriented world, data protection is much […]

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 […]

[Podcast] 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 […]