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Cloud Adoption Strategy – Best Practices for Success

With 83% of enterprise workload projected to be running on the cloud by 2020 as per Forbes, it is necessary for companies to have a definitive cloud adoption strategy. Also noteworthy is the distribution of projected adoption of the type of cloud with 41% of enterprise workloads to be running on the public cloud (AWS, GCP, IBM, Azure, and the likes). Another 20% are projected to be taking the private cloud route and 22% opting for the hybrid cloud.

Adoption of the cloud in a business setting is not an overnight exercise. Companies need to acquire the skills and knowledge before initiating the cloud migration process, which needs to be backed by a solid strategy. With proper planning and execution of the strategy, companies can start reaping the fruits of the cloud. The top practices, a company should adopt for successful cloud adoption are outlined below:

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Scale your Global Sitecore Business Platform for Real-Time Customers

Why should your team Scale Sitecore?

I decided to write this article because recently customers have been asking if they should move to the cloud and the steps for migrating their On-Premise Architecture to Cloud Scale.  If you have ever worked on a Sitecore Project or any software project with multiple team members, then you are well aware of the pitfalls of On-Premise management.  Scaling your platform in the cloud not only gives your team development and design benefits but also allows them to make strong cost-saving arguments to corporate management.

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Architecting and Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform – Part 2: Foundation for Properly Managing a Business Data & Communications Framework

The Anant STACK process is fairly generic in that it can be applied to any technology whether it’s SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Open Source or Commercial. You can always elect to implement a full-blown ITIL service strategy if you already have it at your company. Our process is meant to be an easy to understand enterprise architecture process.

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Top Cloud Trends to Watch Out for in 2019

Cloud computing is an ever-evolving organism, which spins out new trends and technologies every now and then. With such high versatility comes a high number of options, which often cause headaches for technologists. With the projected growing adoption of cloud, expectations, and the necessity to find the best solutions will only grow as companies try to remain competitive.

As reported by Forbes, almost half of IT spending in the year 2018, was on cloud-based services and this is predicted to reach 60% of all IT spending and 60-70% of all software, services and technology speeding by 2020. Thus it becomes necessary to pay attention to cloud demands, while also keeping an eye on evolving technologies to better use it to fulfill business needs. In this article, we will see some of the technologies that have the potential to trend in the cloud computing domain in 2019.

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Architecting & Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform Part 1: Foundation of a Business Data, Computing, and Communication Framework

This series covers different aspects of architecting and managing a global data & analytics platform. This is not as simple as choosing some technology and installing it. This work involves proper coordination of people, processes, information, and systems to ensure that the business needs are met at all times. We will cover the components of the “SMACK” stack although many people may not necessarily use Akka or Mesos, they will find much value in our coverage of Cassandra, Spark, and Kafka. We will also cover the Anant “STACK” set of procedures which we use at our company to manage data & analytics platforms for our clients.

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