IaaS or PaaS – Migrating Legacy Microsoft Applications to Azure ‘Business as a Platform’

Cloud Solution Design In their white paper Microsoft IT transitions core business applications to Microsoft Azure PaaS1, Microsoft explores the dynamics that can be considered when determining whether IaaS, PaaS or SaaS is the right option for your Cloud Migration project, through detailing a number of their own migration case studies. This decision process is […]

Microsoft: Cloud Solution Design best practices

AWS / VMware Enterprise Cloud adoption maturity – VMware Cloud on AWS

As this IDC report shows only 25% of organizations have repeatable strategies for Cloud adoption, with 32% having no Cloud strategy at all, describing the need for a best practice based repeatable framework for planning Cloud adoption that drives business success. This Forbes posting from Joe McKindrick also references this research, describing: only about one […]

Cloud Native Maturity Model

Enterprise PaaS – Agile Architecture for Continuous Innovation

Enterprise PaaS refers to the internal application of the Platform as a Service model, with the goal of boosting software productivity through standardized developer tools and common components. PaaS can be utilized via public or private Cloud deployment models. Public Cloud services include Microsoft Azure and Google, and vendor software for building your own in-house […]

Cloud Native Maturity Model

Hybrid Cloud: Taming the Digital Dragon

In their 2014 CIO Agenda report Gartner describes how ‘Taming the Digital Dragon’ (12 page PDF) is key to digital transformation strategies, with the hybrid cloud platform model as the enabling technology blueprint and business model. As their ‘We are here’ arrow describes, Gartner proposes we are at the transition point from a second to a third generation […]

Comic Relief: Multi-Cloud Microservices with Cloud Foundry for Massive Scale E-Commerce

Comic Relief The Cloud Foundry case study for Comic Relief offers an exemplar use case for ‘Multi-Cloud’, what InfoWorld describes as the future. ZDNet introduces the concept and discusses the challenges. Comic Relief is the poster child scenario for the value of Cloud computing – The organization experiences barely any demand for 364 days of […]

Cloud Native Maturity Model

Microsoft: Cloud Solution Design best practices

Cloud Solution Design is the review and planning process to translate customer requirements into deployed Cloud services that meet those needs. In this presentation for building a Cloud strategy the Microsoft Enterprise Architecture and Strategy team shared their blueprint for an overall framework to guide Cloud Migration. Most notably they approach this from an Enterprise […]

IaaS or PaaS – Migrating Legacy Microsoft Applications to Azure ‘Business as a Platform’

Enterprise cloud transformation: Enabling the strategy focused IT organisation

Adapting a large enterprise to exploit the new business opportunities presented by the On Demand Economy is no small feat. However, considerable resources now exist to explain and map how cloud computing can provide a platform for accelerating this capability. Adopting cloud computing services can be a simple, tactical exercise to meet some immediate infrastructure […]

Cloud Native Maturity Model