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Joel Thimsen

Joel Thimsen is an architect and cloud strategist in Perficient's Strategic Advisory Team.

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Reach Your Market at the Speed of Cloud

The following is the fourth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. So far in this series, we have examined the state of cloud and how cloud enables innovation, including a case study. In this blog, we’ll look at the benefits of cloud that […]

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How to Choose a Container Management Platform

The following is the fourth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. In our last blog in this series, we examined the importance of utiziling a container management platform. In this blog, we’ll go further in depth on the multiple options you have when adopting a […]

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The Importance of Container Management Platforms

The following is the third blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. So far in this series, we have explored why businesses are leveraging containers and the benefits that they bring. In this blog, we will examine container management platforms, what they are, and why they’re […]

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The State of Cloud And Its Benefits

The following is the first blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. Gone are the days of wondering if your business needs to utilize the cloud. You must now decide how to best utilize it. This is a byproduct of the evolution of the […]

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[Guide] Why Businesses Are Turning to Containers

The following is the first blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. Organizations across industries are examining their business for opportunities to digitally transform. Traditional methods of software delivery characterized by waterfall planning, arduous infrastructure provisioning, and manual changes are no longer able to deliver the […]

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5 Key Impacts of the IBM Red Hat Acquisition

The monumental $34B IBM Red Hat acquisition officially closed earlier this month. In the wake of the acquisition, what does it mean for the technology market?  Over my career, I’ve worked extensively with customers leveraging both IBM and Red Hat technologies. Here’s my take on the five key impacts that this acquisition will have on […]

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IBM Red Hat Acquisition’s Impact on Hybrid Cloud

As the IBM Red Hat acquisition comes closer to fruition, impacts to customers on both sides will soon be realized.  Now that the deal has been approved by the Department of Justice, the acquisition is on track to close later this year. What does this mean for those who currently use IBM and Red Hat products?   Perficient has key […]

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How to Build a Business Case for Cloud Transformation

This is the second in a series of blogs on the subject of Cloud Transformation. As we stated in the first blog entry business is being transformed at the speed of cloud. The velocity of this transformation and marketing hype around the subject of cloud could cause a business to move too quickly into the […]

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Business Transformation at the Speed of Cloud

Digital trends at large are putting significant pressure on businesses to innovate quickly and no industries are showing signs of immunity. Customer expectations are rising as is the competition coming from existing market players and an array of recently “born in the cloud” contenders. Businesses must transform to succeed. In response, companies are turning to […]

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IBM Fills Gaps with Red Hat, Also Creates Internal Competition

Since the news broke about the Red Hat acquisition by IBM, there has been no shortage of articles analyzing the move, predicting its outcomes, and delivering judgments on the deal. But what about the perspective of the software developer, architect, or IT leader who has to make decisions about which capabilities to leverage from these, now […]

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Retrospective on Google Cloud Next 2018

What should you take away from this year’s Google Next annual cloud conference? To begin with, containers were front and center. Quite literally. The main stage was composed of multiple large rotating containers which severed as periodic hosts for demos and the morning DJs. Containers weren’t the only themes this year; we heard a lot […]

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Three Patterns to Avoid When Selecting Cloud Native Platforms

Patterns resonate with me. As a developer and software architect stepping back and viewing a population of things to find the common thread woven throughout seems natural. Exploiting that thread in other areas if it’s valuable or adding it to my “Refactor someday” list if it’s harmful has always seemed to be a logical next […]

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