In February, a cloud portfolio management company called RightScale released its 2015 State of the Cloud Survey. The survey found, for example, that nearly all businesses are using some sort of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) application, and that more companies are using the public cloud over private clouds. It also shows that companies are more willing than […]
Cloud technology can seem as intangible and mercurial as its namesake. But with a solid strategy and the right guidance, businesses can confidently move forward: making sound business decisions, charting a direct course through migration, and reaping the many benefits the cloud offers. But what are the key elements of a successful cloud migration strategy? […]
In theory, cloud computing as offered by public cloud providers is an ideal IT solution for midsize businesses. The reality of when to put applications in the cloud is more complicated. While some applications in the cloud can be migrated with relative ease, others require significant work, and some won’t work in the cloud at […]
A digital transformation is underway. It is revolutionizing the way companies conduct business through every stage of a customer interaction, as well as every business unit and associated process in an organization. This digital transformation is “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every […]
Today we hear from Chip Childers, product architect for SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services and partners with our product management and product engineering teams to drive the overall solution design of the service…CM I’m a big fan of designing systems to deal with component failures. But let’s be honest, doing that perfectly is pretty darn hard. […]
In cloud computing, true protection is an outcome of the right architecture for the right application. Organizations need to fully understand their individual application requirements and, if using a cloud platform, the corresponding cloud architecture.
It’s easy to point to the cost savings, elasticity and productivity improvements as advantages major reasons to move to the cloud. But there are other, less obvious advantages that should not be overlooked. Given the speed of change in today’s business environment, the following two advantages may well be the one that lets you leap ahead of the competition.