In past posts about multi-cloud strategy, I’ve focused on two principles for getting it right — governance and applications and data — and their importance when working with a cloud services provider (CSP). The third and final element of your multi-cloud strategy is perhaps most crucial: platform and infrastructure effectiveness to support your application needs. […]
In my previous post, I discussed six causes of system failures and their resulting negative impacts for enterprises. How can one one avoid failure? 1. If you have not yet built your DevOps practice, now is the time. DevOps increases the feedback loop exchange from ideas to customer feedback. Automating the application release and deployment […]
Today’s businesses operate in an environment of accelerated transformation and rapidly changing business models. It is critical for concerned IT leaders to reduce the risk of failure. It’s no secret that application deployment failures and slow deployment timelines lead to massive financial losses. Potential damage to one’s businesses reputation and, ultimately, the loss of customers […]
Think you’re ready to move an application your team has developed to a hybrid cloud environment, but unsure of exactly where to begin? The infographic below from IBM cloudMatrix sets out four key steps to eliminating guesswork and making the process go smoothly: assessing your workloads comparing cloud providers creating reusable design patterns estimating your […]
The pressure to deliver innovative apps to the market faster than the competition keeps many development executives up at night. While they’re often aware of deployment automation, unfounded worries about using it give them pause. That’s why when we wrote Application Release and Deployment For Dummies. We concluded the book by debunking ten common myths about […]
Currently, there’s a lot of focus in the marketplace on how to successfully implement, use and manage cloud technology, migrate applications and systems to the cloud and use the cloud to solve all the problems and issues in your organization, company, and your life in general. Supposedly, cloud solves everything. Back in 2010, I created […]
The complete guide to choosing the right way to migrate your applications to the cloud.
I was recently asked to share my vision for the future of the cloud. As I considered this question, it dawned upon me that the innovations and advances I most wanted cloud to be associated with, that I was most likely to exult and cheer for, would be the ones where cloud computing was directly […]
SoMoClo doesn't just happen—here's how to ensure a smooth convergence of the three.
Security is one of the top considerations when weighing public and private cloud options.