Bridging Multi Cloud Deployments with Kubernetes
A Global Cloud Professional Services Company working with another Global Professional Services Company on bridging multi cloud deployments with Kubernetes… What could possibly go wrong? Might we all get stuck aimlessly in workshops evaluating the hundreds of tools available on the market only to reach a stalemate? Might we spend so much time evaluating tools […]
Blockchain – Revolution, or just another database?
Things continue apace at Cloudy Towers, and as a result I’m somewhat slower at blog writing this year. Today’s topic was inspired a little by my colleague Mike Mandeville, who presented on all things blockchain at our annual kick off event in Lisbon earlier this month. Sadly I missed his presentation, but the buzz surrounding […]
Cloud Computing: Waves
Technology tends to progress in cycles and contained in those cycles distinct waves of progress form. Cloud computing, the current “it” technology has been building like a storm for the past decade. Public, Private and Hybrid cloud computing offerings are leading the way for companies to expand their quest to get more for less. The […]
Google Cloud Platform – Momentum gathers
It’s fair to say that the cloud IaaS/PaaS world has thus far been dominated by AWS, and Microsoft are now recognised by most as the second “horse in the race” with their ever evolving Azure offering. I spent some time down at the Excel centre in London this past week at the Google Cloud Next […]
“Not Really Agile” – Planning and Velocity Management in Enterprises
If you haven’t read my previous post on Directionless Agile and can spare 5 mins, I would suggest having a quick read, as this section is going to build a lot on the previous ideas. For those of you who don’t have time… here is the 20 second catch up: Large Enterprises tend to not […]
Lack of Product Owners: the problem with Directionless Agile
I’m back again and this time and in contrast to my positive “falling in love” confession about Agile I also want to balance the argument and write about a reoccurring problem I have seen in large enterprises during their Agile Cloud Adoption programmes. The Problem: Enterprises saying they will implement an “Agile” way of working […]
Cloud and Agile: why do they work so well together?
It sounds really geeky but over the last year, I have ‘fallen in love” with Agile.
What the AWS Outage Teaches Us About the Shared Responsibility Model
It was essentially a fat finger on the command line. Everyone in IT has done it at one point in their career.
Cloud MSP Magic Quadrant – Life in the top right
Top Right. There it was, right before my eyes. Proudness, excitement and relief. All felt at the same time when I first opened the Hyperscale MSP Magic Quadrant preview sent by Gartner. At Cloudreach it was our first experience entering such a process and we had no idea where we stood until the results came […]