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Cloud Architecture

Cloud: where we are, where we're going, and how to get there

Cloud is a great place to be, and its future can be even better. How? Start by reducing cloud complexity, automating what you can, and balancing governance with autonomous, empowered DevOps teams.

Workflow management, serverless, and cloud: How to do it better

Workflow management is designed to make IT operations flow more smoothly. However, that's not always the case, as the management process often becomes the issue to manage. One solution: effective tools, along with a common language to implement the workflow management process

What is the role of edge and cloud computing as technology consumption increases?

Edge computing isn't binary with the cloud. As enterprise technology consumption increases, and costs decrease, many organizations will move more apps to the cloud, but they'll also use more edge devices. And, the human factor will be more important than ever.

What is your approach to integrating the latest cloud technologies?

The newest technology isn't always the right fit for your organization. There are many choices available for enterprise cloud technology - it's critical to choose wisely.

The evolution of the cloud architect’s role

Cloud has created a brave new world for systems architects. They're expected to be proficient in both the needs of the business and in the technology they're using. Those who are, and who can communicate effectively will find that it's a great time to be an architect!

How is edge computing helping shape the future of IT?

Edge computing is often difficult to define, but what it's really about is making data and devices more affordable and connected, while reducing latency and increasing responsiveness.

Serverless and NoOps: Present, future, and keys to success

Serverless computing is a big part of the cloud's future, especially for NoOps. But it must be implemented wisely, with a sound grasp of the technical and human elements involved. Companies must also be aware of potential pitfalls and ways to avoid them.

Edge, cloud, or both?

The cloud has revolutionized IT and analytics, but it's not always the best choice when predictive analysis and action has to occur quickly and close to the event. In those cases, edge computing is sometimes the right way to go. However, companies may need both architectures long-term.

Factors leading to the rise in hybrid cloud adoption

Many organizations want the power and flexibility of the cloud but can't refactor all their apps to be cloud-ready. With several new solutions in the market today, a hybrid cloud model can enable benefits of the cloud without a complete cloud conversion.

Modernizing your architecture? Think hybrid and multi-cloud

As the panoply of cloud vendors and products grows ever larger, so does the configuration and management complexity of the cloud.

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Cloud Migration & Operation

Fail forward and inject chaos to improve cloud performance

Is there such a thing as failing forward? Absolutely, with incident management and chaos engineering, which help companies learn from failures and stress-test their production systems to improve performance.

In-production testing: The future of software testing

The concept of testing in-production systems has traditionally been a non-starter. However, companies are beginning to realize that testing live systems produces better results and helps build better systems in the long run.

How Freddie Mac created a winning formula for cloud success

Companies are always looking for ways to boost their cloud success. Freddie Mac may have found one. Effective leadership with a solid support structure, modern delivery methods, and partnership between the business and IT seems to be their winning formula.

SRE: It's not about numbers–it's about customer satisfaction

When most people think about SRE, they think numbers, percentages, SLIs, and SLOs. That stew of acronyms is important, but, really, what drives site reliability engineering is the goal of building systems that truly satisfy customers and keep them coming back.

Cloud accounting: Dealing with the ever-growing complexity

As cloud adoption soars, so does the complexity of the accounting treatment for cloud. And with the adage that, "Now every company is a tech company" now a near reality, accounting for cloud has never been more important to the bottom line.

VMware on AWS: Getting cloud management done right

VMware, running on AWS, can give organizations the agility they need to more efficiently migrate workloads to a cloud, manage those workloads more effectively, maintain and enhance data security, and create the cloud environment that best suits their business needs.

Leverage AIOps to operate more effectively in the cloud

There are a bevy of new technologies in the market to help with IT ops in the cloud–AIOps for example. However, to get the most out of AIOps (or any tech), match the tool to the needs and define the needs–and success metrics–based on your service-level objectives.

Leverage AIOps to operate more effectively in the cloud

There are a bevy of new technologies in the market to help with IT ops in the cloud–AIOps for example. However, to get the most out of AIOps (or any tech), match the tool to the needs and define the needs–and success metrics–based on your service-level objectives.

Chaos engineering: Stress-testing the cloud

Cloud architectures are incredibly complex and, often, it's all but impossible to predict and prevent failure scenarios. Enter the ascendant discipline of chaos engineering, which aims to discover cloud failure points, in in-production systems, before they become disasters.

Matching cloud costs to need: Using FinOps for more effective cloud governance

Using FinOps to more effectively govern cloud usage and match cost to need to value can help organizations avoid potentially costly reactions, such as overprovisioning.

Cloud migration with containers and Kubernetes

Cloud migration is never straightforward, but standardizing the process by using containers and Kubernetes has quickly become a method to overcome many of the challenges, move legacy apps to the cloud, and realize ROI.

The incredible journey: Mainframe to cloud made easier

Despite rapidly growing cloud adoption, mainframes remain at the core of IT for many large companies. Migration from mainframe to the cloud can be challenging, but the right strategy and tools can ease the transition and bring tremendous benefit.

Digital transformation? Don't forget to transform IT operations

As the cloud matures, many companies aren't reaping the value they expected. For some, it's because they haven't transformed their IT operations as they've digitally transformed. To maximize the cloud's advantages, however, it's essential to match IT Ops transformation with cloud adoption.

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Cloud Risk & Security

Mitigating the multicloud complexity risk

Multicloud is a fact of life for most organizations, but it's also incredibly complex to manage a multicloud ecosystem. However, there are key strategies that can help reduce that complexity and deliver more business value.

Leverage human-led AIOps for more effective cloud security

Evaluating and predicting security risk in IT has always been difficult. Cloud can exacerbate that. However, a proactive approach, coupled with AIOps, can bolster predictive capabilities. It's essential, though, to let humans lead the process and make final decisions on actions.

Solving the modern cloud security conundrum with automation

Cloud security is as complex as cloud itself. SaaS-based, data-driven security-automation platforms can help companies automate much of their cloud security process, enabling them to reduce complexity and focus more on their business.

Making cybersecurity more effective in the age of cloud and COVID-19

Cloud and COVID-19 have combined to magnify the need for effective cybersecurity. Companies that focus on data, automation, and risk assessment will have a better chance at cybersecurity success.

DevSecOps: Making cloud security a team sport

There's often tension between security and DevOps. That tension is magnified in a cloud environment. To relieve that tension and implement effective security in cloud, it's essential to foster understanding and cooperation. How? With DevSecOps.

Cloud governance is critical to leverage its full potential

Cloud is transforming the way business is done, but many companies are reluctant to fully automate business processes—especially where data security is a concern. To overcome that reluctance, and gain efficiency, it's crucial to implement effective cloud-governance policies.

Navigating the COVID-19 disruption: Cloud can help with security and continuity

The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many companies to accelerate their journey to cloud. The impetus? Improved security and business continuity, as well as the scalability to handle this disruption–and the new normal it will create–more effectively.

Key success factors for managing cloud security

Cloud security isn't simply throwing technology at problems. It's understanding security in the context of a complex cloud environment and using teamwork, processes, and technology to discover potential security issues and prevent them before they become catastrophic.

Debunking cloud security myths

Cloud security myths are persistent, but often based more in anxiety than fact. In reality, companies that take a risk-based approach to cloud migration and address security risks head on often find a great deal of success.

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Culture & Talent view

Building teams that deliver at the speed of cloud

Slow delivery and underperforming cloud apps bedevil many organizations. The issues are often the result of poor team design. Building autonomous, effectively aligned teams can help speed workflow and deliver better products.

Doing cloud correctly requires a cloud enabled workforce

The future of work is changing, and cloud adoption is accelerating that change. Smart companies will reconfigure their workforce and reevaluate their relationships with workers. By doing so, they can take advantage of the inevitable shift in workforce culture.

Cloud-based HR: rethinking the future of work

Companies are retrenching their operations in the face of unprecedented headwinds, and HR is no exception. Cloud-based HR can improve connections between employees and management and help companies build the workforce of the future.

Rethink your talent strategy to help accelerate cloud value

Driving value in the cloud, or any disruptive environment, requires new ideas and adaptation to constant change. Companies that build diverse workforces, get stakeholder buy-in, and relentlessly manage cultural change will be in a position to thrive amidst the disruption.

Closing the cloud-skills gap: Build an in-house cloud learning center

Cloud adoption is growing, but one obstacle organizations face is a lack of cloud skills within their IT ranks. One solution is to build a cloud learning center to give workers the skills they need to help their companies more effectively realize the potential of the cloud.

Technology is changing the future of work. Are you ready?

Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are the future. Companies that invest in new technologies can use it as a force multiplier and reap enormous benefits, but they must retrain their manual workforce to focus on value-added activities.

The road to cloud success starts with a change in culture

Increasingly, companies are realizing that their cloud migration journey is defined as much by their culture as by their technology choices. Indeed, effectively managing the seismic changes that come with cloud computing is key to enabling a successful cloud adoption strategy.

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DevOps

The importance of metrics, SRE, and human capital management in DevOps

Especially when it comes to working in the cloud space, SRE can be a boon to DevOps, but it's often the human factor that makes development difficult.

DevOps and SRE—people are the secret to success

DevOps and SRE are critical to software delivery–especially in cloud. A focus on people and collaboration, as well as shifting from a project to a product mentality, are strategies that can increase the chances of a successful implementation.

Using DevOps principles to bring change to the enterprise

DevOps is well known for increasing collaboration between application development and operations. Savvy organizations are now leveraging the ethos behind DevOps to foster teamwork, train employees on new processes, and implement change throughout the enterprise.

Utilize observability for more effective DevOps

Cloud applications are complex, and old monitoring methods don't catch all potential design flaws. Instead, it's critical to use observability, with its focus on collaboration and shared responsibility, to look for "unknown unknowns" and catch problems, and solve them, before they impact the user.

Software testing in the age of cloud—new ideas and opportunities

Software testing isn't glamourous, but it's critical. It's also often misunderstood or siloed. However, DevOps has highlighted the importance of testing and the cloud has transformed the testing process, making it faster and easier and freeing up resources to focus on human-centric testing.

Culture change, not tech, is the secret to DevOps success

Doing DevOps right involves more than technology. It requires changing the organizational culture to build a joint-responsibility model based on outcomes and value. How companies implement that culture change will be critical in determining DevOps success.

NewOps–the new way of DevOps

NewOps builds on the DevOps model to enable more effective management of the evolving cloud-based systems.

DevOps value stream issues? Check for time thieves and invisible work

Struggling with delivering apps on time and in budget? Many companies do. Often, the reason is invisible work that robs time from the development process. To fix it requires identifying, and remediating, pain points caused by invisible work, i.e., catching the "thieves" that steal your time.

Struggling with DevOps? Remove silos and embrace change

DevOps can accelerate software delivery, but many organizations still struggle with it because of ineffective processes and resistance to change. Organizations that "do DevOps right" are those that eliminate silos, automate, embrace change, and communicate effectively.

DevOps and the Enterprise Value Stream

DevOps isn't just about IT; it can help transform the entire enterprise value stream. However, there are many critical skillsets that companies deploying DevOps need, and there’s a crucial human element at play in successfully leveraging DevOps for IT–and cultural–transformation.

Outcome matters: DevOps success strategies

DevOps is a critical component of cloud deployment. However, success is often elusive. Smart companies look at DevOps holistically and with an eye toward the future. They assess their strengths, embrace change, and focus on defining specific outcomes.

Want better DevOps? It comes down to people and leadership

DevOps is a boon to software development and delivery, but companies sometimes struggle to get DevOps right. Most often, it's a people, rather than a tooling issue. Successful DevOps takes the right people and leadership, and a view from a product, rather than a project, lens.

DevOps agility requires shift in focus to product value streams

Despite the rise of agile software development methods and DevOps to organize IT teams, software delivery is often still impacted by the very bottlenecks DevOps was meant to alleviate.

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Digital Innovation & Transformation

Digital transformation: it’s not just about the technology

Digital transformation requires more than technology. To be successful long term, companies must focus on improving their customers' experience, adding value, and making sure that their digital ecosystem is secure and compliant.

How edge and cloud are powering next-generation technologies

The intelligent edge promises an exciting future. The combination of edge computing and cloud will result in a new generation of edge-native, mobile technologies that organizations can deliver to delight their customers.

Leverage open source to drive cloud innovation

Once considered to be an unusual development methodology, open source has come into its own. Companies now understand that they can take advantage of different perspectives and collaboration in the open source community to drive cloud innovation and deliver better products faster than ever.

Leverage MLOps to scale AI/ML to the enterprise

AI/ML can help transform how companies glean insights into their business, but it's often difficult to put AI/ML models into wide-scale production. Enter MLOps, which takes a disciplined approach to scaling AI/ML to the enterprise.

Bringing software to the cloud: A blueprint for success

Ever wonder how all that software that helps you get what you need out of the cloud gets to market? It starts with getting the feel of the market, establishing relationships with cloud providers, and partnering with them to meet their customers' critical needs.

Helping tax and audit work smarter with cloud and AI

Cloud–especially when paired with AI–is proving its value, even to conservative disciplines such as audit and tax, where it's helping people work smarter and fueling collaboration and innovation. One key to success: Leadership should set the tone from the top.

AI: What it is, isn’t, and how to succeed at it

AI has the promise to transform business, but only if it's implemented correctly and used effectively–and kept as bias free as possible. So, to keep projects on track, it's critical to keep humans in control and practice good governance.

Fueling cloud innovation with the power of open source

Innovation is key to cloud success. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has made it their mission to fuel innovation through leveraging the power of open source to make cloud ubiquitous.

Digital transformation: Reduce fear to produce success

Technology is often blamed when digital transformation projects stall. However, the real reason for poor results is often the fear of change and a lack of a single vision for success. The solution? Have difficult conversations that build a unified vision and welcome change.

What impact will blockchain have on the future enterprise and how will it evolve?

The future of blockchain and cloud is evolving. There are severals tools and technologies available to help add value to the Enterprise.

How is the cloud accelerating the adoption of AI?

AI and the cloud are both hot technology trends, but in tandem, they become explosive. The cloud is accelerating the adoption of AI in a way that could have a transformative impact.

Cloud native is the path to cloud innovations like AI/ML

Some organizations are using primarily lift and shift for cloud migration. However, in doing so, they may miss out on potential benefits like increased performance, scalability, flexibility, and security. They also may not be able to completely leverage machine learning and AI technologies.

Digital transformation requires a cloud-native mindset

Despite the strong imperative to digitally transform, many companies still struggle with it. One strategy is to adopt a cloud-native mindset that leverages AIOps and shifts DevOps bottlenecks left to re-think software development, delivery, and deployment in a cloud-native world.

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State of Cloud: Trends & Predictions

Overcoming barriers to cloud success with new disciplines like FinOps

Cloud is a reality for most companies across the globe, but migration costs and cost control are growing concerns for companies as they move to cloud. The emerging discipline of FinOps might help

SaaS is the future of software, and that future is now

Old software paradigm: Update every five years and bear the cost and the pain. New paradigm: Move to SaaS and get continuous updates with less complexity–all in a secure environment that fuels agility, insight, and innovation.

Cloud is here to stay–and that's a very, very good thing

The pandemic forced many companies to cloud, even though some were hesitant. Now, many are making the move to cloud permanent because it lets them offer better products, services, and customer experiences–and it lets them leverage new tech like 5G and intelligent edge.

Cloud 2021: What’s coming, why, and how we get there

Cloud adoption has wildly accelerated in 2020, and that trend will continue into 2021. However, to fuel continued acceleration, companies will need to bolster Ops, focus on using cloud strategically, and use cloud to get to market faster. Edge computing will also be a key 2021 theme.

Building a hyper-connected future with cloud, edge, ML, and 5G

We already live in a connected world, but technologies like cloud, edge computing, ML, and 5G will profoundly reshape the way people and technology connect and interact with each other, and they will usher in a future that is scarcely imaginable now.

The future of cloud: Tough challenges but great possibilities

It's not too much to say cloud has changed the way the world works. However, challenges such as data issues, economic concerns, and cloud complexity still remain–and are imperative for companies to solve. Those that do will be well poised to define the future of cloud.

How will the cloud impact your business?

Businesses have tremendous opportunities to create new offerings and to become more agile and customer centric by taking advantage of cloud’s transformative power.

The hybrid cloud conundrum

As companies assess their cloud options, it is important to understand the tradeoffs of cloud lock-in while optimizing for agility and experience.

Achieve business continuity in times of crisis: How cloud can help

The world is in crisis, and many businesses are too. However, with the elasticity to enable organizations to scale to need, cloud can help beat back some of that disruption by helping maintain business continuity, which–aside from keeping safe right now–is a top priority.

What to expect in 2020 around Cloud? AI, edge, and improving security

2020 promises to be a breakout year for cloud. But to take advantage of the cloud's potential, companies will need to focus on leveraging AI advances and edge computing, as well as investing in enhanced security to build and keep user trust.

The state of cloud: A 2019 recap and 2020 predictions

The cloud space is ever-changing, and 2019 was no exception. Top trends included AI, Kubernetes, and cloud-complexity. 2020 promises more complexity, exploding AI/ML use, and business taking the lead on driving cloud expansion.

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The Cloud journey: Strategy & Approach

The cloud CTO challenge: making decisions that add value

Today's CTOs are caught between two worlds. They must be capable of hands-on work, but they must also be keen decision-makers guided by how much business value their decisions will create. It's a delicate dance that's often hard to perform.

To reduce cloud complexity, slow down to speed up

It may seem counterintuitive, but to reduce cloud complexity, it's sometimes necessary to slow down to speed up. Why? Because planning and balancing standards with flexibility before you migrate can save time, resources, and pain in the long run.

Scaling cloud innovation to the enterprise with agile pods

Traditional software delivery methods don't work well at the speed of cloud, so many companies are turning to agile, pod-based development teams to speed their journey to cloud–and to help them continue to innovate at scale once they get there.

Cloud-first as a catalyst for higher business value

Still hesitant about a cloud-first strategy? Don't be. A cloud-first orientation gives organizations the scalability, resiliency, and business continuity capabilities they need to optimize their operations and realize greater business value.

Cloud isn’t just another data center; it’s a revolution

Cloud isn't simply someone else's datacenter. It's no less than a revolution in the very foundations of IT. Cloud has completely transformed the way software is designed, and it helps companies build IT ecosystems that are secure, safe, available, reliable, and resilient.

AI, cloud and cyber, connected: A force multiplier for recovery

This special episode of Deloitte’s On Cloud podcast focuses on the role an integrated core plays in recovery and lasting resilience, with examples of how companies are integrating AI, cloud and cyber today.

Cloud strategies to thrive in a post-pandemic world

Post-pandemic, companies will be looking to chart a new path to success. Key to that success will be overcoming barriers to cloud, finding the right partner for the journey, and embracing new ways of working. Building robust ecosystems will play a large role as well.

Going cloud-native? Think products, not projects

Companies often struggle to develop efficient cloud-native application environments. Frequently, it's because they haven't implemented product-oriented, enterprise-ready application delivery methods. Those that can make the shift, however, can reap enormous benefits.

Want cloud success? It's in the strategy, not the tools

Many organizations are wowed by new cloud technologies and deploy them to solve specific issues. Instead of getting the magic bullet they hope for, sometimes they only add to their cloud complexity. However, one key to cloud success is a sound strategy that drives business value.

AI, cloud and cyber, connected: A force multiplier for recovery

This special episode of Deloitte’s On Cloud podcast focuses on the role an integrated core plays in recovery and lasting resilience, with examples of how companies are integrating AI, cloud and cyber today.

Strategies and tools for successful cloud migration

Most organizations now realize that migrating to the cloud is a crucial decision but significant technical and cost barriers often make for a difficult move. However, with the right strategies and tools, those barriers can be overcome to enable migration success.

A catalyst for cloud: The flexibility to weather the COVID-19-related downturn

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn have most likely accelerated a shift to cloud for some companies. Why? Because cloud provides the agility and scalability that can help companies weather this, and other crises, more effectively.

Weathering the storm: Leveraging cloud for business continuity

The current environment is unprecedented–at least in modern times, and organizations need a strategy for continuity. With its ability to scale to need, cloud can help. Also key will be rethinking operational and IT strategies in the new normal when things settle down.

Do you have a strategy for your journey to the cloud?

Every organization has a different approach to the cloud. What's right for you might not be right for another organization.

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