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Cloud Migration: Know Your Current and Future Infrastructure Costs

31 Jul
By: ClearScale
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There are many well known benefits of moving to the cloud - increased productivity, optimized performance, enhanced flexibility, and more. But to get a clear picture of the value that a cloud migration can provide, you should start in the pre-migration phase with a cost calculation. To determine what it will cost to move to the cloud, as well as the potential savings it can yield, you first need to know what you’re currently paying for your on-premise IT

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Best Practices for Successful Big Data Implementations

21 Jul
By: ClearScale
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Big Data adoption is skyrocketing all over the world. According to Wikibon, the Big Data market is projected to grow to $103B by 2027. In five years, more than 150 trillion gigabytes of data will require analysis. That’s a lot of data. Companies are growing increasingly aware of how valuable all of this information can be for driving critical business decisions. Big Data insights allow organizations to identify new sources of growth, accelerate innovation, and mitigate risk. However, taking

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Your Cloud Migration Checklist

09 Jul
By: ClearScale
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Purchasing cloud services — including those from AWS — is easy. Just enter a few pieces of information and a credit card number and push “Go.” But ensuring you make the most of a move to the cloud entails much more. That’s why the pre-migration phase is critical. This is when you determine what workloads can and should be moved to the cloud and what will be required to optimize their performance once there. It also provides you with the opportunity

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Cloud-Native App Development: Containers and Serverless Computing

30 Jun
By: ClearScale
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At a time when business leaders are trying to create more value with fewer resources, containers and serverless computing enable organizations to reduce IT overhead, improve deployment speed, streamline app development, and more. However, taking advantage of these technologies requires much more than simple “lift-and-shift” migrations. To achieve maximum performance, your applications must be built for the cloud. Otherwise, you risk leaving tremendous growth and cost-savings opportunities on the table. One of our Solutions Architects, Ed Ip, led a webinar

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Is It Time to Go Serverless for App Development?

23 Jun
By: ClearScale
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For app development, infrastructure is usually cloud-based or server-centric. But developers do have another option — one that can help them significantly decrease their go-to-market time. It’s called serverless, and it’s what the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) considers to be the next step in cloud-native computing. Despite the name, serverless doesn’t mean that there’s no need for servers to host and run code. It simply means that developers don't have to provision them or manage infrastructure

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Migrating Windows Workloads to AWS Generates Savings

18 Jun
By: ClearScale
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An often-cited IDC report notes that Amazon Web Services (AWS) ran nearly two times more Windows server instances than the next largest cloud provider in 2017. There are many reasons why so many companies choose AWS for their Windows workloads. The most compelling among them may be the cost advantages. Another IDC study put the value that its participants would achieve by running Windows workloads on AWS at an average of $6.59 million per organization. Pricing Advantages The savings

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How Containers Facilitate Cloud-native App Development

11 Jun
By: ClearScale
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Although they’re not restricted to running in the cloud, “containers” increasingly pop up in discussions about cloud-native application development. But before getting into the “why,” here’s a brief overview of what containers are. In simple terms, a container is a standardized package of software. Everything needed for the software to run is inside the container, including the software code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, and settings. Containers isolate apps’ execution environments from each other, but share the underlying

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Is Cloud-native Application Development Worth It?

28 May
By: ClearScale
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With the right development team, just about any application should be capable of being moved to the cloud. But to fully reap the benefits of the cloud, it’s not enough to move apps there. For optimal performance and value, an app should be architected and created specifically to run in a cloud environment using what’s known as cloud-native app development. This is different from the traditional waterfall approach development teams have used previously and is the basis for

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Deployment Pipeline Facilitates Complex Workloads Migration

27 May
By: ClearScale
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From reducing infrastructure costs to minimizing security risks, organizations are increasingly aware of the benefits they can reap from modernizing their continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and migrating them to the cloud — the AWS cloud in particular. However, conducting a migration isn’t easy — especially when it involves a diverse mix of technologies and platforms. Containerizing workloads, using CI/CD, and automating infrastructure provisioning are among the tactics that help facilitate the migration process. But many organizations

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Why You Shouldn’t Migrate to the Cloud Without an Expert Partner

21 May
By: ClearScale
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Many businesses today are brushing up against the limitations of legacy IT architecture. On-premises systems don’t cut it anymore for those who need to scale, innovate, and adapt to market trends and competitive disruption. However, migrating critical applications away from old-school infrastructure can be intimidating and difficult. Companies that require more than simple “lift-and-shift” migrations must have robust capabilities and expertise to move to the cloud successfully. Otherwise, they can fall victim to a variety of issues in the

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