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Cloud Survey - Cloud Strategy

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jun 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM

On average, most organizations use more than one cloud provider, but a multi-cloud strategy dominates in large enterprises of more than 500 employees (89% over 66% for other organization sizes).

In this blog post, we share insight on Cloud Strategy and experiences gathered from business professionals.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Cloud Survey - Cloud Purpose

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jun 6, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Not surprisingly, most organizations use cloud technology to use applications. With most software available as SaaS today, this is the kind of cloud service that people will encounter first. 

In this blog post, we share Cloud Purpose insight and experiences gathered from business professionals. 

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Cloud Survey - Cloud Adoption

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on May 30, 2018 1:38:23 PM

Some form of cloud technology affects most organizations in some way. It has found its way into nearly every industry, and organizations of all sizes.

In this blog post, we share insight and experiences gathered from business professionals. When it comes to the question, “Are you already using the cloud?”, 100% of C-suite executives and boardroom strategist unanimously responded “yes,” and 60% of the software and application users agreed. Government organizations (50%) and financial services (50%) lag considerably behind on cloud adoption.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Stop waiting for your data

Posted by Constantijn Visinescu on Feb 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Today, most companies still rely on either traditional databases or data warehouses to generate the reports their management needs to make informed decisions. Those solutions have gotten us pretty far, but they also have some serious drawbacks. For one, loading all that data into the same place and then generating reports can take hours - and that’s only if everything works right the first time around! If something goes wrong during the process (and something often does) it can take even longer.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures, Big Data & Data Science

Moving Towards a Serverless Future

Posted by Thijs de Vries on Jan 25, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Co-authored by Thijs de Vries and Walter van der Scheer

We’re moving towards a serverless future, one where applications are developed in the cloud. The serverless approach promises to solve many of the issues of traditional (cloud) hosting while providing the latest technological functions against infinite scale and unprecedented low cost. In this article, we explain the concept of serverless, what it is, and how it works.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

The Effect of Containers on the Software Delivery Process

Posted by Mark van Holsteijn on Jan 11, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Although container technology has been around for more than a decade, it was Docker that made it easy to use. The impact on the software industry has been tremendous. It improved the speed of software delivery. It did away with manual handovers between dev and ops. It made the deployment process 100% reproducible. And last but least: Once you put your application in a container, you can run it anywhere. On-premise or in the cloud. In this article we give you 8 reasons, why container technology is a fundamental building block for a multi-cloud strategy.

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Topics: Agile Software Development, Cloud Infrastructures

Testing and Failing Your Way Towards Software Quality in the Cloud

Posted by Kenny Baas Schwegler on Dec 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The surprising truth about success (and why some people never learn from their mistakes), is that it has everything to do with failure. Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s an essential part of it. It’s through failure, in a controlled and tested environment, that we learn and improve; a core principle of continuous delivery. Cloud-native technology speeds up the development cycle so that we can fail earlier and faster. But companies must also maintain quality, increase velocity and change the way they design and deliver their software to achieve a full cloud impact. This article explains how to do each of these three.

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Topics: Agile Software Development, Test Automation & Quality, Cloud Infrastructures

The Three Things Cloud-Native Startups Buy Instead of Build

Posted by Wietse Venema on Dec 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

To win in today's marketplace, you need to build high-quality web software faster and smarter than your competitors. Cloud-native startups achieve a pace and agility that traditional companies can't match by buying what they don’t want to manage or build.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Cloud Transitions Done Right

Posted by Martijn van der Sijde on Nov 28, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Co-authored by Marcel de Vries and Martijn van der Sijde

It is no longer a question of whether or not your organization will move its applications to the cloud; it’s a matter of when and how. This article discusses the various cloud-migration strategies you should consider and explains how to determine the right one for your company.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Seven Ways Cloud-Native Adds Value

Posted by Martijn van Dongen on Nov 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM

When you hear that the cloud offers “added business value,” it’s not always clear what that means. Here are seven specific ways your business can benefit by becoming cloud-native, beyond improving quality of service or saving costs.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures