Cloud

Service Contracts Over Technology Standards

AWS CICD Release pipeline on VSTS – A step-by-step Guide

February 9, 2017

Infrastructure as Code is one of the many practices teams have to fulfill the needs of modern systems. The provisioning of resources for systems in an automated versioned way supports also the need of consistent environments across different stages of system development, making it much more comfortable to develop, validate and test systems. Keep development,...

Re-imagining Insurance – Sector Spotlight

February 1, 2017

Emerging technology is changing how we think about and use insurance. Big data, deep analytics, machine learning, the Internet of things, and cloud are all contributing to a culture of high automation and a shift in the insurance paradigm. As today’s insurance companies grow into tomorrow’s, they are embracing these technologies and changing how we...

CICD for a Cloud Native Microservices System on Azure.

January 24, 2017

A flexible, cheap and innovative business are goals companies have. Moving to the cloud, change the way of working and make the systems more flexible are 3 drivers to reach this goal. Three forces are pushing the continues DevOps evolution: The Cloud Platform force, The System Architecture force and the Collaboration Force. 3 forces and...

January 16, 2017 by

The “Building Cloud-Ready Applications” blog mentions Cloud Service Models i.e. Private Cloud / Data Center, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. The focus was on building PaaS applications. In Summary, the Cloud Service Models are, IaaS (Infrastructure as a Services) – Virtual Machines (total control). Managing of VM’s is our responsibility. PaaS (Platform as a Services) –...

January 6, 2017 by

Smart City Challenges and Imperative Humanity has officially become an urban species with over 50% of Earth’s 7.4 billion inhabitants living in urban environments.  In the near future, there will be near 30 megacities with a population of more than 10 million around the globe.  The infrastructure investments needed to keep up with the demands...

January 1, 2017 by

IaaS is eaten by Containers for a while now. Making it easy to move workloads to the Cloud and split them into independently scalable units. Container technologies have (had) a maturity challenge with running systems in production. The vast number of tools needed around containers is a sign of immaturity. A good read: Docker in...

December 30, 2016 by

A flexible, cheap and innovative business is the main goal companies have. Moving to the cloud, change the way of working and make the systems more flexible are three drivers to reach this goal. Three forces are pushing the continues DevOps evolution: The Cloud Platform force, The System Architecture force and the Collaboration Force. 3...

December 22, 2016 by

Cloud platforms offer many different ways to implement and support business functionality. This business support is the ultimate goal and is leading in how guidelines and rules apply to the implementation choices of cloud solutions. Business support needs of systems are described in functionality and quality attributes. Both influence the decisions what and which cloud...

September 14, 2016 by

Every customer today demands that the application to be build should be Cloud Ready and with no or minimum changes they can run on Cloud. Building an application to run on the cloud is becoming a common task. The prerequisites step is that the application is first built as “Service Enabled”. Service Enabled The application’s...

August 26, 2016 by

We know that cloud computing is “the new normal” just like virtualization was in the past. And we also know that the adoption of cloud computing by your organization can come with a series of benefits including: Reduced IT costs: You can reduce both CAPEX and OPEX when moving to the cloud. Scalability: In this...

July 29, 2016 by

How to explain the Cloud to an ice-cream vendor? It was one of the greatest challenge I have faced during my summer holidays.  Visiting CIOs frequently as Expert Leader, I don’t stop hearing a familiar refrain: “I don ’t want to deal with bits and bytes anymore“ But how to explain to an ice cream...

June 30, 2016 by

The world around the DevOps team is changing. It is accelerating constantly to a new world where the practices are complete different as it is today. DevOps teams need to evolve accordingly to stay relevant. Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative. (H.G. Wells) To know in which direction to evolve, it...

May 10, 2016 by

Oyez Oyez CIOs! I call your attention regarding the decade we – IT pro – will face out. Our technological skyline is clouded and darkens ahead. Prediction must be foiled by any means necessary. We are running out of time but everything is still possible. OBASHI is the key. While visiting customers to sharpen IT...

February 5, 2016 by

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – IBM’s efforts to bolster its cloud offerings could get a boost from new developer tools it is unveiling on Thursday. The tools are aimed at helping IBM stake out more of a claim to an area key to its growth: the network of computers known as the cloud, where its customers...

February 3, 2016 by

I’m biased. There. It’s out. I work with the Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget) and the experiences and learnings from it colour my views. The system you choose must be a Platform. Now I’m not talking PaaS (Platform-as-a-service) in the sense that you need to build your own from the scratch. I’m talking about a Platform...

January 25, 2016 by

PaaS platforms are becoming more and more predominant, I don’t have a crystal ball so I can’t say the percentage of Web Apps that will run at a PaaS provider in 5 years, but I will bet on 80%. Hosting an application at a PaaS provider has it’s pros and cons, like most of the...

December 22, 2015 by

We are re-publishing top 10 blogs of 2015! Here’s the No. 6 blog of the year! Scroll down to read the previous top 5 blogs. (This blog was originally published on 2nd April 2015) Healthcare Providers need a faster, more scalable solution to produce trend reports for hospitals and clinics to improve patient care, provider experience, cut...

December 15, 2015 by

My career started at Mynewsdesk – a fast growing SaaS company delivering a Digital PR platform. This instilled a necessity to understand the various aspects of the digital landscape, as well as familiarize myself with the importance of SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud). In addition, I was introduced to ForEntrpreneurs SaaS 2.0 Metrics and...

December 7, 2015 by

Looking for a guaranteed job for the next decades? Worried about the future job of your children? Advise them to go and study IT security and specially authentication concerns. Be sure that for the next decade, this will be one of the main IT problem, companies have to cogitate on. Some history. For years, more than...

November 11, 2015 by

We usually approach IT matters as source of disruption in our lives but we don’t mention the effect caused by this revolution on the IT world itself. Infrastructure as we used to know is about to pass away. It has become so cliché to talk about disruption nowadays. This past decade and this will go...

October 21, 2015 by

  It is common wisdom that the main driver for organizations to move to cloud is speed, not cost.  Speed to provisioning, the flexibility, ability to allow for bursts, IT agility, etc. Despite the “need for speed”, cloud services remain hard to tap into for large corporations with huge legacy compute facilities. And why would...

October 19, 2015 by

Since the advent of IT instruments in business in the 90s, we, office workers, have been through many workplace transformations — from early Windows adopters with Windows 1.0 by the end of the 80s, to the latest Windows 10 Users. 1994, Nice French Riviera: I opened up Windows 3.0 with fresh business eyes, and five years after that I had to experience my...

September 4, 2015 by

You’ve considered – and purchased – a Marketing Automation System (my first post). You completed the necessary exercises within the organization to get started (maybe those suggested in my second post). You are now ready to implement the solution, and here, your mindset is key in getting not only a good start – but also...

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