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 […]

Cloud Native Maturity Model

As the Enterprise Irregulars discuss in this blog the Cloud Native model is underpinned by early maturity model work, a journey that sees applications transform from a traditional to a fully Cloud-centric architecture: I. Cloud Ready A simple app that is Cloud ready by using basic Cloud services not its own file system. II. Cloud […]

VMware Cloud on AWS

Announced on 28 Aug 2017 Amazon has launched VMware Cloud on AWS. With this update, VMware’s Software-Designed Data Center (SDDC) can now be used on Amazon’s AWS infrastructure, enabling users to run VMware applications across consistent public, private, or hybrid vSphere-based cloud environments, while also having optimized access to AWS services. This service was designed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Legacy to Cloud Transformation: From Monolith to Microservices

The most powerful business benefit for large enterprise organizations migrating to the Cloud is the modernization of their legacy applications. This presents the biggest hurdle to overcome to achieve their Digital Transformation goals. Digital Banking For example in Canada legacy woes contribute to a perception IT is just there as a maintenance function, not to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mastercard: Agile Business Architecture – Bringing Agile to the Whole Organization

DevOps only accelerates one part of a business, software engineering. It doesn’t speed up how quickly sales teams can turn around proposals to new clients or reduce wait times for Healthcare teams. But it can. The same working practices can be generalized and applied to any organizational team for the same benefits, an effect HBR […]