The massive enterprise movement toward all things “digital” has accelerated the adoption of DevOps in all kinds of projects, but particularly in digital transformation initiatives. Apart from the productivity benefits gained by automating software development and rollout, the increased agility has helped move DevOps adoption to gain critical mass in a relatively short time. However,
When it comes to the en vogue subject of business transformation, many think that it is synonymous with a complete ‘rip and replace’ of existing IT infrastructure. They would be wrong. You simply cannot expect a company driven by older, legacy technology one day, to then make a complete switch to new technology the next.
I discussed a successful use-case of application migration in my previous blog. In this blog, I cover the other aspect of application migration – managing monoliths. Enhancing an application and managing IT systems is like walking on a tightrope. It is a delicate balancing act – where even the most experienced developers are cautious to
In our Twitter-fueled, Facebook-fed society, it’s very easy to get caught up in hype. So after AWS’s outage last week, it was amazing to see all of the anti-cloud pundits coming out of the woodwork to hold AWS responsible for taking down a majority of the internet. Pundits said there were too many monopolies. Some global
The present market is evolving into a system of connected enterprise. Thus, cloud has become the central driver for this evolution as the primary focus shifts towards accommodation of future scalability and improving business efficiency. This rising popularity of Cloud Computing has given rise to multiple misconceptions over various aspects, some common and some not
While cloud adoption is growing rapidly, most enterprises (80+%) run approximately 30% of their workload in the cloud. However, a similar percentage of enterprises report that an additional 30% of applications are built on cloud-friendly architectures and are ready for the cloud. As this trend settles in, the major driver for this change in IT
That’s right — I said it! Digital Transformation is not about IT. (I’ll pause a moment for some IT leaders to stop reading this and go back to managing the latest round of reductions to their annual budget). The Cloud & Digital markets are exploding! And everywhere you look, corporations are talking about and acting
Legacy business applications are often challenging to migrate to public cloud. Some of the key challenging questions are – Is the application suited for the public cloud? Does the application require any code remediation, re-engineering, re-architecture or can it be migrated as lift-and-shift? How long will the migration take? Can we accelerate the migration process?
Dow Jones, a leading publishing and financial information firm in the world, had envisioned building a robust digital platform to distribute content that would help them reduce TCO and improve business efficiency. Dow Jones wanted to leverage agile DevOps methodologies to reduce time to market. Challenge Dow Jones greatly promotes the use of industry standard
News Corp, a leading media conglomerate, owns a number of world known companies and has multiple LOBs under their business portfolio. They developed a multi-year business transformation strategy with an objective to move majority of their infrastructure and applications across their subsidiaries and LOBs to the public cloud. Challenge News Corp’s subsidiaries and LOBs
News Corp, a leading media conglomerate envisioned building a robust digital platform to distribute content that would help them reduce TCO and improve business efficiency. As part of this transformation, they were looking to address number of challenges including applications with multiple physical instances running on diverse platforms, making operations expensive and consistently difficult. News
October 4, 2016 will prove to be a very significant day for the communications market. Salesforce announced their ecosystem map (or reference architecture) for the Communications market. The map includes two of our key partners in the cloud space – Salesforce and Aria Systems. Let me tell you why this is such a breakthrough day.
Community based news organization Daily Voice covers important news, sports, and information from a local level. When rolling out a new version of their application, Daily Voice had two main concerns: they wanted to make sure they could handle the spikes in traffic that come with breaking news and they wanted to make deploying upgrades
Affinion is a leader in loyalty and customer engagement solutions with more than 250 million customers and operations in more than 20 countries. VirtusaPolaris was engaged to assess and migrate one of their customer loyalty solutions in the Webloyalty Line of Business. The final solution also had to provide measures to improve agility in the
Enterprises today are embarking on their cloud migration journey but they are still struggling to define the perfect roadmap towards a successful migration. The secret lies in a well-defined, phased and iterative approach that would help streamline and accelerate their cloud migration. Roadmap for a successful cloud journey Phase 1: Plan Benjamin Franklin once said
The cloud has taken the world of computing by storm, a growing number of organizations worldwide are seeing the value of cloud computing as a way of increasing agility in their business processes and optimizing the cost of their supporting infrastructure costs. However, enterprises still need to get their cloud approach and strategy right if they
In the last couple of years cloud adoption has seen significant growth and has now become almost a main stream technology. Till only a year or so ago discussions were around cloud centered on issues like – cloud security, feasibility, performance, compliance and availability? While these questions still exist in the minds of customers, they
When advanced powerful technologies are brought together, and their potential tapped the right way, business outcomes in terms of service delivery, cost, market extension, software maintenance can all take a significant leap. Cloud is a well-established technology continuously expanding it’s service areas and meeting ever-changing business challenges. On the other hand, big data has evolved
Cloud adoption across enterprises is accelerating and this momentum will continue to be a core focus for many organizations in 2016. Realizing we are still in the early stages of the cloud migration tsunami is both exciting and scary at the same time. When it comes to the cloud, unprecedented opportunities lie ahead that can
In my previous blog of this series, we looked into the three key structured processes that demystified the migration to cloud based testing. In this one, let us understand the role of test environments in such migrations. In a cloud environment, due to the availability of infrastructure, it is best to have the test environment closely