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Moving to the Atlassian Cloud Series – Part 4 Multi-instance migrations

As an Atlassian Solution Partner, SPK and Associates knows the move to the Atlassian Cloud can be challenging.  This four-part webinar series will explore what’s on the horizon for organizations that are looking at moving from on-premise Atlassian Jira instances, what...

Moving to the Atlassian Cloud Series – Part 3 Migrating Rally to Jira Software Cloud

As an Atlassian Solution Partner, SPK and Associates knows the move to the Atlassian Cloud can be challenging.  This four-part webinar series will explore what’s on the horizon for organizations that are looking at moving from on-premise Atlassian Jira instances, what...
Multi-Cloud Is the Future of Infrastructure… For Now

Multi-Cloud Is the Future of Infrastructure… For Now

Does this sound familiar? Your organization has settled into its cloud migration. You’re enjoying the increased security and resiliency. You feel like you’ve just climbed a mountain and you want to spend some time gazing out from the summit. Then you read about...

Four Steps to Securing Your Company’s Medical Devices

Four Steps to Securing Your Company’s Medical Devices

Connected medical devices offer enormous opportunity for manufacturers and consumers alike. They also carry the burden of increased risk due to cybersecurity flaws. Think about the dangers of having your email or bank account hacked. Now consider the damage hacking a...

What About Google Cloud?

What About Google Cloud?

Of course, the missing piece of our cloud discussion is Google Cloud. In some ways, Google is a minor player in the cloud world, despite popular cloud-based apps like Google Docs and Google Drive. It’s not even in third place -- it’s in fourth, behind IBM. The...

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...