Category: Dependency Mapping

Frustrating Complexity

Complexities remain present with cloud migrations

For all of its advantages, cloud computing remains challenging on many levels.

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Mistake

Top tips for avoiding costly cloud migration mistakes

Cloud computing likely comes up often in corporate boardrooms where executives try their best to determine how businesses can leverage the technology to replace aging systems or keep up with the competition.

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Battle

Which IaaS vendors are winning the cloud battle?

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service industry is heating up with increasing competition among some of the industry’s top vendors.

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What Does Success Look Like?

What Does Cloud Success Look Like?

There are many gauges of success in IT today and cloud computing is no different. If you look at your initial cloud assessment and look at what your business objectives were when deciding on cloud, that is ultimately what success “should” look like, but things can happen throughout a project to change the desired outcome. […]

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Construction and Testing Cloud

Construction and Testing Cloud Services

One thing is certain in today’s IT space, organizations are moving applications to the cloud. Whether it is private cloud, public cloud or hybrid cloud, greenfield or brownfield, these are the decisions that IT leaders are trying to figure out today. In my earlier chapters I discussed how critical the network was on the cloud […]

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Grandma's Dependency Mapping

Grandma’s Dependency Mapping for Cloud Projects, Not the Best Option

When helping clients plan for cloud and data center moves, application dependencies are an important piece of the cloud puzzle. As a systems integrator or cloud provider, helping your clients understand how different components speak to each other and knowing what processes within and between applications rely on one another is critical to planning and […]

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Stop Doing Cloud Migrations

Stop Doing Cloud Migrations!

If you are doing cloud migration for your clients today, you need to stop immediately!  The majority of cloud computing migration projects today are manual processes using tools that are time consuming and in many cases are not capturing the full scope of the organizations true readiness for cloud computing. The Shoe Horn Approach A […]

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Don't Forget the Network

Chapter 3: Don’t Forget the Network

Moving to the cloud has plenty of challenges that business leaders need to prepare and plan for, in many cases the network is being ignored or left until late in the planning process. One industry analyst mentioned that of the organizations that he speaks to about cloud computing projects, 9-out-of-10 do not include the network […]

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Cloudys

RISC Networks CloudScape was honored by Channel Partners with a Cloudys Award: Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tool

PHOENIX – Sept 9, 2014 – Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, is pleased to announce that RISC Networks has been selected as a winner of the 2014 Cloudys Cloud Channel Innovation Awards. Twenty-five winners were honored during an awards ceremony on Sept. 8 at Cloud Partners, a […]

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