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Optimizing Operations for Modern Applications

In our previous blog post in this series, Tackling Security Concerns in Application Modernization, we focused on security. In this post, we’re going to go a step further and examine the operations of modern applications as a whole. Why are operations of modern applications so important? The advantages of modernizing your systems are well known. […]

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Why a Transformation Roadmap is a Necessity

In our previous blog post, Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization, we looked at what a transformation roadmap typically includes with regard to app modernization. In this blog, we’ll examine the importance of transformation roadmaps, what they include, and the process of creating one. Why is creating a transformation roadmap so important? At its […]

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Top Considerations for Moving Your Data Warehouse to the Cloud

The blog “5 Ways Your Data Warehouse Is Better In the Cloud” outlined the advantages of running your data warehouse in the cloud. In this blog, we look at the high-level considerations for migrating your data warehouse to the cloud. Building the Business Case for Migrating Your Data Warehouse Many companies facing expensive on-premises product […]

5 Ways Your Data Warehouse Is Better In the Cloud

According to RightScale’s eighth annual survey, “Cloud Computing Trends: 2019 State of the Cloud Survey”, “A significant number of public cloud users are now leveraging services beyond just the basic compute, storage, and network services.” The survey says relational database services is the most popular extended cloud service and “data warehouse moved up significantly to […]

Considerations for Building Cloud-Native Applications

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation and building cloud-native applications. In Gartner’s report “Top Emerging Trends for Cloud-Native Infrastructure” published May of 2019, they say “…leaders are keen to invest in cloud-native infrastructure technologies to increase software velocity; enable developer agility, application scalability and resilience; […]

Steps to Create a Cloud Computing Center of Excellence

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. In general, a center of excellence (CoE) is a team of experts whose mission is to provide the organization best practices, guidance, and governance around a specific practice field. Establishing a CoE is often a first step to introduce […]

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2 IT Modernization Strategies to Avoid the Complacency Death Spiral

Many organizations face cultural inertia against IT modernization. Companies typically treat IT as a cost center because of a history of expensive programs with cost overruns and missed deadlines. In a recent IDG survey, 64 percent of respondents cited outdated/legacy IT infrastructure among their top barriers to IT transformation. Therefore, implementing IT modernization strategies has […]

Establishing Cloud Reference Architecture and Best Practices

In the post “The Business Case Justification for PaaS” we looked at the benefits and a business case for PaaS and the post “Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy” outlined ways to migrate applications to PaaS. In this blog we will look at the steps to create a reference architecture and developer best practices to get […]

Replace Your Legacy API Gateway

According to Gartner, “It is impossible to provide the platform for any digital strategy and run an effective API program to benefit from the API economy, without full life cycle API management.” Digital platforms such as mobility and IoT require businesses to establish an API platform strategy that supports new computing models such as hybrid […]

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Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy

In the post “The Business Case Justification for PaaS” we looked at the benefits and a business case for PaaS. In this blog we will look at the steps to create a migration strategy to PaaS including re-platforming legacy applications. Re-platforming applications includes lift-and-shift (containerizing) applications with minor changes, refactoring applications to adhere to twelve […]

The Business Case Justification for PaaS

Within the cloud delivery models Platform as a Service (PaaS), the model providing the facilities for full life cycle application development, has a smaller overall market share than IaaS or SaaS. However, the PaaS growth rate is accelerating with Gartner predicting a 26% PaaS growth rate to reach $15 billion by the end of 2018. […]

Are You Ready for Microservices?

Microservices are gaining popularity for their potential to deliver scalability, resilience, and agility that wasn’t possible with service-oriented architecture. Over 70% of organizations are investigating microservices adoption, but many are encountering challenges to success in achieving these goals with the additional strain on IT to be more agile, adopt new technology, and embrace DevOps. The […]

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