Category: Cloud

January 18, 2022

Cloud security forecast: Hazy with a chance of outages

A string of disruptions to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud servers in the final months of 2021 affected holiday package deliveries, streaming and gaming apps, personal cash transfer apps, home security cameras and a number of Amazon products, including Alexa and Kindle. These outages further underscore the urgency and importance of cloud security on the …

Uma Palepu

June 24, 2021

PODCAST: Unlock the Value of Cloud and Drive Enterprise Adoption

The cloud has become integral to modernizing IT environments and enabling the digital transformation of companies, large and small. A large-scale move to the cloud isn’t a simple lift and shift of applications and data from between platforms. It’s a complex endeavor that requires companies to build new capabilities. Listen to the podcast here.

OpTeam Crosslake

November 11, 2020

Unlock the power of rapid cloud migration with AppStream

In one of my recent articles, I described the six Rs of cloud migration. Most of these frameworks require time-consuming redesign and development to make applications more cloud-friendly. This post highlights an interim step that can be used to move your legacy Windows desktop application to a scalable, high-availability, reasonably priced cloud deployment model where users can …

Mike Jenkins

November 5, 2020

Cloud cheat sheet

Considering a move to the cloud? It’s hard to make it through a day in life without hearing about the cloud. From news to product announcements, conferences, social media and articles, such as this one right here, cloud technologies are one of the constants in our lives. All of the major companies are utilizing cloud …

OpTeam Crosslake

September 2, 2020

Migrating legacy applications to the public cloud

Our recent article, Cloud migration: The advantages of the public cloud, described the concepts and advantages of public cloud migration. This post goes into further depth and discusses the functionality of an existing application that captures, tracks and reports issues as the basis for migrating the application into the public cloud. The post continues by migrating the …

Mike Jenkins

July 28, 2020

6 successful cloud migration strategies

A cloud migration strategy provides the framework to help your organization move data and applications from on-premises architecture to the cloud. Learn more about the advantages of migrating here. Not all workloads are created equal. There are several migration strategies to help transition your legacy application, known as the six Rs. The “best” option is based on each …

Mike Jenkins

July 22, 2020

Cloud migration: Cloud concepts

Before implementing or adopting cloud technology, it is important to understand the cloud and what options you have when thinking about your deployment. Let’s start with the basics: What is cloud computing? Cloud computing delivers on-demand computing services — from applications to storage and processing power — managed virtually on a pay-as-you-go model. Companies can …

Mike Jenkins

July 7, 2020

Cloud migration: The advantages of the public cloud

Efficiency. Agility. Productivity. Businesses everywhere are trying to do more with fewer resources in less time. In the age of everyday disruption and continuous innovation, the public cloud allows business owners to focus on what is most important — their core business. While few can deny how prevalent the public cloud is becoming on the …

Mike Jenkins

June 11, 2019

VIDEO: How Crosslake helped to bring financial services to the “underbanked” in Africa

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation set out with an ambitious goal: to change the way the world’s unbanked communities access money. Current digital payment systems exclude those in developing nations and those living in poverty without bank accounts and smart phones. The foundation engaged Crosslake to lead a team of developers from four separate …

OpTeam Crosslake

October 28, 2017

Will this scale? Part 2: Evaluating infrastructure for scalability

In Part 1 of this post, “scalability” was defined and scalability issues with the software itself were described. In Part 2, we look at evaluating infrastructure for scalability (i.e., anti-patterns that commonly affect scale). The scale is primarily accomplished vertically Because of anti-patterns previously discussed, adding new application or database servers may be difficult. If …

OpTeam Crosslake

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