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Multi-Cloud Solutions Present Significant Architecture Challenges

Multi-Cloud Solutions Present Significant Architecture Challenges

Last time we discussed how a multi-cloud solution including both AWS and Azure might be just the solution your organization needs. Now let’s talk a bit more about the challenges attendant to leveraging both platforms at the same time. Architecting both to play nice...

Combining AWS and Azure for Optimal Cloud Performance

Combining AWS and Azure for Optimal Cloud Performance

We’ve hinted at it throughout this series, but now we’re going to say it explicitly: To get the most out of the cloud you should be combining solutions. At the very least, you should be thinking more flexibly than “AWS is for engineering, Azure is for IT.” Does Your...

How Azure Became the Second-Largest Cloud Platform

How Azure Became the Second-Largest Cloud Platform

Azure first became associated with IT for one simple reason: It’s a Microsoft product. Since the majority of organizations are running some kind of Microsoft application (be it Windows or Office), it was an easy sell because of ease of integration. However, this alone...

How AWS Became the Favorite of Engineering

How AWS Became the Favorite of Engineering

AWS, with its commanding market share in the world of cloud, relies heavily on engineering organizations for its success. We’ve explored the reasons for this in previous articles. What it boils down to is that Amazon’s cloud platform is more geared toward the way...

Why Do Organizations Pick AWS or Azure?

Why Do Organizations Pick AWS or Azure?

In previous posts we’ve discussed the significant market share gap between top dog Amazon Web Services and its closest competitor, Microsoft Azure. We’ve talked a bit about why engineering skews toward AWS while IT tends to prefer Microsoft Azure. Still, all things...

Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Last time, we talked about why engineering loves AWS so much. Now we’re going to look through the other end of the telescope: Why does IT have such an affinity for Azure? Microsoft’s Cloud Market Share Is Growing While Azure has long played second fiddle in the cloud...

How Amazon Came to Rule the Cloud Kingdom

How Amazon Came to Rule the Cloud Kingdom

In our last article we discussed the affinity engineering organizations have for AWS as their preferred cloud platform. Now we’re going to delve a bit deeper into that topic. Amazon Web Services Rules the Cloud Kingdom AWS is the undisputed king of the cloud platform...

Decoding the Tensions Between Azure and AWS

Decoding the Tensions Between Azure and AWS

The cloud is a hot space right now. How hot? Forrester predicts a global public cloud market of $178 billion by year’s end. That’s up from $146 billion last year. After 2018, Forrester pegs the compound annual growth rate at a whopping 22 percent. The Undisputed...

Podcast: How Secure are AWS and Azure Cloud Solutions?

Podcast: How Secure are AWS and Azure Cloud Solutions?

Hybrid cloud brings you the best of on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure. But how does it stack up in terms of security and compliance? Two of the biggest vendors in the cloud space, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, have kept pace with one another in...

SPK (Capabilities + Character) = Client Trust (Q1 2018 Newsletter)

SPK (Capabilities + Character) = Client Trust (Q1 2018 Newsletter)

For more than two decades, it has been SPK and Associates' privilege to support our clients’ varied engineering and systems integration needs. We're grateful for the opportunity to be useful to them all, in their various markets. We support a gamut of needs: From...