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Using Azure Bastion as a Host for VMs

Microsoft Azure, one of the leading cloud providers, recently launched the preview of a new platform-as-a-service offering called “Azure Bastion”. This service gives a platform for the management and deployment of VMs, meaning you don’t have to keep up a foundation to do this. The word “bastion” itself means an adjustment for defense or safe place. Azure Bastion is a […]

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4 Steps to Get Started with Containers

The following is the fifth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. So far in this series, we have explored the evolution of containers, their benefits, the importance of container management platforms and how to choose which of them is best for your business, and some […]

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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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Tackle Security Concerns for Application Modernization

In our previous post, Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization, we offered guidance to prepare your organization for successful cloud adoption. Part 2 of this series addresses some of the security concerns you may stumble upon in your cloud journey. We also share some best practices for infusing security across your organization. Questions about […]

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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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Driving Innovation with Automation in the Cloud

The following is the third blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In our first blog in this series, we looked at the current state of cloud, while the second blog highlighted how cloud enables innovation. In this blog, we will showcase how cloud […]

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Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization

In our previous post, Multiple Paths to Cloud: Migrating Legacy Applications, we explored options that allow you to develop, deploy, and manage new applications on cloud but still continue using your existing data center. Next, we’ll provide guidance on planning and preparing your organization for successful cloud adoption. Part 1 highlights the importance of creating 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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How Cloud Enables Innovation for Businesses

The following is the second blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In our first blog in this series, we explored the current state of cloud and how it has changed over time. In this blog, we will take a look at how cloud […]

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Multiple Paths to Cloud: Migrating Legacy Applications

In our previous blog post, Multiple Paths to Cloud: Taking a Cloud Native Approach, we discussed the importance of a unified plan for cloud adoption as well as the benefits of cloud native to build apps. In part two, we examine options for migrating legacy applications to the cloud. This path to cloud adoption has […]

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Multiple Paths to Cloud: Taking a Cloud Native Approach

Cloud technologies support an increasing amount of digital transformation initiatives. While cloud isn’t the ultimate goal of transformation, it provides speed, innovation, and scale to re-imagine business in the digital age. This two-part series reveals the differences between cloud consumers within your company and the benefits of taking a cloud native approach. Consider Your Audience […]

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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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Cloud Trends in 2019: Businesses Embrace Cloud

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Strategic Advisors Consulting Managing Principal, Michael Porter, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Cloud usage today has gone from a step pursued by bleeding edge innovators to a normal part of everyday business. Indeed, many companies now follow […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Early Adopters to Benefit on PaaS

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Chief Strategist of IT Modernization and Integration, Eric Roch, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. The cloud needs have changed for many enterprises. These enterprises have accepted they need the cloud. Now they aren’t just asking how to […]

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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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4 PaaS Considerations for Your IT Ecosystem

Taking an application from innovation to idea can result in numerous hours of downloading, compiling, installing, configuring, and connecting all types of components – all on a single server instance. Not only can this be a waste of time, but it also takes away from innovating and taking the application to market. Instead of downloading […]

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Increasing Cloud Use [Trend To Watch]

Gartner recently put out a press release that is quite memorable. It begins with: “By 2020, a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no-internet’ policy is today.” The chances are low that many companies maintain such success-hindering policies, but there are plenty of companies out there that are slow adopters, especially in […]

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PaaS from the Big Blue!

I heard about Bluemix recently and I decided to give it a try. It is amazing that the DevOps environment is free for trying out (30 days) and makes perfect sense for start-ups and individual developers. It also makes sense for corporations trying to check out a new technology and don’t want to wait for […]

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Pervasive Data in Microsoft’s Cloud OS

As early as the beginning of this year, Microsoft began positioning their “Cloud OS” concept, based on the pillars of Windows Server and Microsoft (formerly Windows) Azure.  This perspective on the spectrum of Microsoft’s offerings casts Cloud OS as a giant next generation operating system, with all the scope and scalability that cloud computing offers. […]

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Windows Azure: What is Platform as a Service?

What is Platform as a Service (PaaS)?  How does it differ from Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas)? Let’s start with IaaS.  When “The Cloud” first became popular IaaS was the target.  The point of IaaS is to migrate a company data center into Windows Azure.  This involves converting whatever physical servers you have to Hyper-V […]

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