Azure Stack: The bridge between private and public clouds

bridge-over-river

Azure Stack, Microsoft’s private cloud appliance, has been out for a year now. Microsoft isn’t saying how sales have been going, but the promise of Azure Stack has always been strong. This Azure cloud-in-a-box has three main use cases: Edge and disconnected solutions: Customers can address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in […]

Changing up security to protect a CPG’s hybrid cloud journey

spelling-change-with-wooden-blocks

Retail and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies have been operating in a radically shifting business environment for years. To survive and thrive, they’ve had to embrace new technologies that also are radically changing. Cloud initiatives, for example, are morphing to hybrid approaches that mix on premise, hosted private and public clouds. And that change begets more […]

How Microsoft Azure can speed a hybrid IT strategy’s time to value

Penske-Indy-Race-Car

I frequently interact with clients, partners, suppliers and startups in the IT industry regarding the latest developments in cloud and hybrid IT technology. Multiple cloud providers are the new reality, and the intricacies of evolving to a hybrid IT model can be significant. One challenge I hear all the time is, “How do enterprises accelerate […]

How to kick off your hybrid cloud journey in a CPG world

soccer-ball-on-field

It’s been said that history repeats itself, and that old adage definitely applies to IT management. Remember when companies struggled to manage their networks, systems and applications without finger-pointing and without a single end-to-end solution? For the most part, that was solved with integrated enterprise management systems. Then came cloud, and as retail and consumer-packaged […]

How CPG companies can get the most out of their hybrid cloud journey

clouds-road-water

Cloud is no longer just a theoretical concept for retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Many have already spent a significant amount of time and resources transforming data centers and implementing private cloud technologies. Increasingly, their sights are set on hybrid cloud – a key element of their digital transformation journeys that combines the […]

2018: Businesses get stronger through cyber resilience

In the past, companies tried to create perfect security. You were either secure, or you weren’t. But today, risk is no longer viewed as being perfect or binary. It’s a continuum. In 2018 enterprises will focus on getting their resilience as high as possible — or, reducing their risk by taking down the highest-risk activities. […]

CFOs are saving millions by moving to consumption-based IT models

Glass Building

Flexible consumption-based IT models offer organisations a smart way to access new technology on a pay-per-use basis. By transitioning to a consumption-based model, organisations are saving millions in IT costs and experiencing ongoing YOY savings. Furthermore, transparent rates and pay-per-use pricing makes forecasting future IT expenditure easier and moves IT from a cost centre to […]

Self-paid cloud migration: Releasing capital from ageing infrastructure

Keeping pace with today’s digitised business environment is an ongoing challenge for most organisations. In order to stay relevant, IT needs to innovate rapidly and respond to almost constant business and technological changes. While the rise of cloud computing solutions has enabled many organisations to transform digitally and to adopt more agile ways of doing […]

Cloud adoption: The good design decisions that will get you there faster

good vs bad

New businesses are often created with agility at their core. Many are already taking advantage of cloud technology and understand its impact on growth and relevancy. For other organizations, adopting cloud computing can be a much bigger challenge. How do these organizations accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and how can they do it in […]

GigaSpaces spins off open-source Cloudify cloud management and orchestration program

Managing a cloud isn’t easy. Managing multiple clouds is even harder. That’s a big reason Cloudify has gained in popularity. Despite that, its parent company, GigaSpaces Technologies, has elected to spin Cloudify off so it can focus on its in-memory transaction processing programs. Cloudify will become a new company. Its focus will be on the […]