Want to act like a startup? Move to cloud native apps.

For companies that have weathered decades of volatile business cycles, changing consumer tastes and a hundred other factors, digital transformation may be the biggest reality check of all. Innovation and disruption aren’t happening at the edge of industries like they have in the past. Instead, the forces of change are tearing down and redefining the […]

Cloud native computing grows by 200 percent

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Over the last few years the way you moved applications from your data center to the cloud was lift-and-shift, refactor, or migrate to containers. The latter has gotten a kick in the pants as cloud-native techniques such as serverless computing and microservices have joined forces with containers. Still unsure what I’m talking about? Chris Aniszczyk, […]

What’s behind the rise of cloud-native applications

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When the cloud first came along, it was all about migrating existing applications to early public web services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace’s OpenStack-powered cloud, or Microsoft Azure. Any apps you ran on servers in your data centers were virtualized as fast as possible and deployed to the cloud. For some of you, […]

Breaking free from legacy constraints in a cloud world

In the world of on-premise delivery, services are constrained to stop people from damaging the service for everyone else. A great example of this is storage quotas that stop people from having an email mailbox or file larger than a certain size. Likely, when the technical infrastructure was being procured for the on-premise service, someone looked at the costs and said […]