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Potential Impacts Beyond Cloud Applications & Infrastructure

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of Cloud Transformation. When an organization transitions to cloud technology, it will often change the way that organization thinks about IT solutions. Cloud technology allows an organization to operate in more of an experimental/disposable way. This freedom allows an organization to “try […]

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Key Features to Grow Your Business with Google Cloud Platform

Cloud is transforming the way IT is built and used. This can be seen specifically with cloud computing, which has made hosting infrastructure elastic. But what does all this mean for the end user? To start – cost savings, scalability, security and service upgrades, and disaster recoveries. As a leader in the cloud space, Google […]

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ChefConf 2019 – Are you ready for it?

ChefConf 2019 kicks off in Chef’s (and my) hometown of Seattle in less than two weeks on May 20th.  If you’re interested in going and haven’t already registered, check out more information here and use code Hugs4Chef19 for 10% off your registration. Things I hope to hear at ChefConf This year promises to be a […]

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Anthos, building your cloud ecosystem

Google Next 2019, where 30,000 tech enthusiasts descend on the streets of San Fran to learn, promote and embrace what Google Cloud has to offer. Google cloud is steadily gaining momentum in cloud space and is now the third largest cloud services provider in the world. Google’s engineering team understands the complexities of a rigid […]

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Join Perficient at Google Cloud Next 2019

Perficient is excited to return to Google Cloud Next 2019 as a Foundation sponsor! The event is just a few short weeks away, taking place in San Francisco on April 9-11th at the Moscone Center. Bringing thousands of attendees and hosting hundreds of sessions, Google Cloud Next is sure to be an event for the […]

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Data Lakes, Not Just For Analytics Anymore

Data Lakes have been around since the early part of this decade as most Fortune 500 companies have a Data Lake or are building a Data Lake. The drive to lake data has predominately been driven by analytical use cases where Data Scientists can wrangle and prepare data for their study or model building. However, […]

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Go-To-Market Strategy in the Clouds

I’ve embarked on a new journey with Perficient. After more than four years as part of the management consulting team, I am now responsible for launching our go-to-market (GTM) strategy for our firm’s cloud services. One of my first projects focuses on our partnership with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers like Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat […]

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Gartner ITxpo: Google and Future of Hybrid Cloud

At Gartner IT Expo, Eyal Manor, VP Engineering at Google, walked us through a new Google offering for hybrid cloud. Come learn about Google Cloud’s vision for hybrid cloud. This session will show you how Google Cloud’s Kubernetes & Istio-based Cloud Services Platform will bring the efficiency, speed, and scale of the cloud to you. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: Getting Started Smart

In the first post in this series, I talked about giving a Big Data Bootcamp in the Dominican Republic to a large group of very smart students. In this post, I’ll go over the basic tools and techniques that I think are most relevant in the job market. These are basic tools that most are […]

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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: An introduction

This is a little story about nothing ventured; nothing gained. One day, I got a LinkedIn message asking if I would like to teach a Big Data Bootcamp at an event for the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos in Santiago de Caballeros, República Dominicana. Luis didn’t know me; he just saw my profile and saw that I’ve been […]

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Improving Operations and Patient Outcomes: Cloud and Analytics

The cloud is enabling healthcare organizations to drive increased flexibility in maximizing the use of their data. It is also helping to lower costs, and provide better security for a variety of data types and use cases. Organizations no longer need to set up and run a vast number of software or hardware systems on […]

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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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What Google Cloud Next ’18 Says About Where to Invest IT Dollars

Google Cloud Next 2018 kicks off today in San Francisco! As I review the amazing choice of workshops and breakouts available at Next, it becomes obvious where Google is investing in its Cloud Future. Here are five best bets based on what Google is presenting at its annual cloud conference: Velostrata for Large Scale Cloud […]

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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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Why CU Anschutz Medical Campus Migrated to Google Cloud

Our healthcare team has been working with the University of Colorado over the past couple of years to overcome critical data challenges in healthcare… and the results are exciting. In this blog post, I’ll share how the academic medical center was able to improve security, reduce maintenance, and increase efficiency in support of the university’s […]

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3 Reasons Why an Enterprise Data Warehouse Works

Is your job composed of data analysis? Are you in charge of mapping or testing a healthcare enterprise data warehouse (EDW) implementation? Are you working with programs on Oracle, DB2, Google BigQuery or Db2 Warehouse on Cloud? Why? Employees can often get accustomed to the daily routine and lose sight of the big picture. Organizations […]

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Google Bets on AI and So Should You

Google used it’s I/0 2018 platform to let us know that it has moved it’s thinking past search as we use it now and focusing more on AI. Google’s vision has always been to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. How would an emphasis on AI over search fit into […]

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Google’s New Eye Artificial Intelligence Algorithm

Healthcare breakthroughs are happening on a daily occurrence in 2018. Dominant companies of business are developing new and advanced strategies for optimal patient care and diagnosis. Google has stepped into the light and released a new eye artificial intelligence algorithm, in the early stages of development, which can detect patient health problems. The new state […]

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