Prashant Bhatnagar

Why managed services are key to driving cloud results

Many cloud hosting vendors have invested heavily in large-scale distributed data centers for cloud infrastructure as part of their business model. Over the last few years, the cloud model has become very efficient, being self-driven through websites for cloud provisioning. A lot of features and functionality are added regularly. Numerous companies offer infrastructure as a […]

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Where are you in your application cloud journey?

Whether you are building a new application or using one that’s already built, enabling and running an app on public cloud is a dilemma for many companies’ IT organizations. It not just about using the public cloud infrastructure, though compute is an essential piece. That’s just a start. You can integrate your application with the […]

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3 tips for networking in the cloud-hosted economy

In a distributed and connected cloud-hosted application economy, networking plays a key role. Companies looking to host their workloads with cloud service providers (CSPs) must make informed decisions on how to connect to cloud infrastructures. When choosing CSPs, companies sometimes overlook the importance evaluating networking options. It’s not just about having a network connection, it […]

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Is your cloud infrastructure provider the “Hotel California”?

Remember the song from the Eagles from 1970’s “Hotel California,” quoting their lines: “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device…. we are programmed to receive. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave! ” For many companies, their cloud infrastructure portfolio has matured from a few servers to enterprise […]

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History lessons from the auto industry apply to cloud

The early 1900’s saw the automobile industry awaken to a revolution of the car – a new product that would be used by the masses. Many saw the opportunity and jumped on the bandwagon. By 1908 there were more than 250 companies producing cars. Manufacturing cars was not an easy task. Companies had to design, […]

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Five steps to a cloud readiness assessment

Recently, I met the director of IT infrastructure for a manufacturing company who told me he wanted to move to the cloud. “What’s next?” he asked. This is a loaded question, and it can be addressed many ways based on the company’s previous knowledge and experience with cloud. For some, moving to cloud is a […]

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Cloud computing changes IT job roles

IT job roles and responsibilities have changed as a cloud-based delivery model has become the norm for IT infrastructure. For the majority of IT jobs, cloud proficiency has become standard, a pre-requisite key word for every resume. A quick search for “cloud” skills on job sites like Monster.com or Dice.com reveal more than 800 jobs […]

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