Cloud-as-Code: A Key Ingredient for Achieving Cloud Nirvana

While consumers increasingly expect IT systems that deliver anytime, anywhere, enriched experiences, as well as competitive pricing, businesses of all types are hurrying to meet these demands, digitally. But to be truly digital, they must achieve IT capacity at scale, agility with speed, and innovation at a reduced cost. Getting there means that underlying applications […]

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Demystifying the Role of Governance in AWS Cloud Operations

As more and more businesses tap into the infinite capacity offered by the cloud, two concerns increasingly require their attention: operations and governance.  This is particularly true with powerful cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, whose agility, speed, elasticity and innovation are made available on easy-to-use models, thus offering tremendous capability, along with […]

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Four Essential Elements of a Secure Cloud Migration Plan

Cloud migration, cloud adoption and cloud-first strategies are top-of-mind business initiatives at many large enterprises. With organizations expecting as much as 80% of their IT budgets to be allocated to cloud solutions, cloud security considerations are front and center. In fact, 47% of organizations that had just begun their cloud journey  said security was the […]

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Creating a Hybrid Cloud Roadmap to Catalyze Digital Business

Enterprises seeking to digitally transform their business and operating models face numerous challenges: overcoming organizational inertia, contending with applications sprawl, finding the required technical expertise/budget, and driving the modernization agenda alongside innovation.   Thanks to their flexible, scalable and reliable nature, hybrid cloud environments help IT play the role of strategic enabler by creating a […]

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Kubernetes: A Rising Platform for Delivering Digital at Scale

I read a very interesting tweet yesterday on Kubernetes’ Twitter channel. “We didn’t change our organization because we wanted to use #Kubernetes, we used Kubernetes because we wanted to change our organization.” The tweet showcases the tremendous value proposition that Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration system, can bring to an enterprise in terms of […]

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Quality Engineering: How Bots Predict and Prevent Failure of Massively Complex, Interconnected Systems

Whether it’s a blowout at an oil rig or the crash of an e-commerce site, the failure of big, complex systems is usually caused not by one catastrophic component failure or human error but a series of small breakdowns in equipment and processes that combine in unpredictable ways. The 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon […]

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Looking to Deliver IoT Value? Don’t Go It Alone

According to Gartner, more than $440 billion will be spent on Internet of Things initiatives by 2020. Yet networking company Cisco recently found that only 26% of organizations so far have completed an IoT initiative they consider a success. That percentage isn’t pretty. And companies don’t have much time to climb a steep learning curve and thus avoid costly failures. […]

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Modernizing IT: Manageably

Successfully competing as a digital business at scale requires companies to respond to customers and market opportunities more quickly than ever before, delivering memorable experiences supported by great processes.  Unfortunately, many IT infrastructures are not equipped to meet these business goals. Many consist  of inflexible, aging systems that are unable to support change at digital […]

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Cloud-Based Healthcare: The Secure Path to Digital Health

The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly comfortable with cloud-delivered digital health services. As HIMSS has reported, popular candidates for cloud-based healthcare solutions include consumer engagement systems, data storage and back-office applications like e-mail. And they should be. These digital health solutions are more cost-effectively delivered via the cloud than on-premises, as the latter requires a […]

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Enterprise Cloud Adoption: Top 5 Drivers – Part 2

In my last post, I talked about two factors driving enterprises to adopt the Cloud. In this post I will discuss three more key factors driving Cloud adoption. 3. More efficient mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Mergers and acquisitions of large companies are complex and subject to strict deadlines and budget constraints. From a technology perspective, each of the parties […]

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