Modernize Applications: The Application Platform

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By Tom Hite, Sr. Director, PS Emerging Technology; Emad Benjamin, Sr. Director, Chief Technologist for Cloud Application Platforms; Cameron Haight, VP & CTO, Americas; Roman Tarnavski, Principal Architect Leaders in information technology get barraged daily by assertions they must modernize applications or face a likely business downfall. Indeed Gartner notes that “to compete with top performers, application leaders must Read more...

Infrastructure Sub-Systems of an IoT Solution

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In the IoT Single Point of View whitepaper, we looked at the key foundational decisions for successfully implementing an Internet of Things (IoT) solution. In this blog, we’ll break down the high level architecture in the infrastructure plane. This is one part of the Deployment Architecture foundational decision as highlighted in the whitepaper. An IoT solution by Read more...

DevOps: Container Build Pipeline – Conceptual Design

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By James Wirth, Consulting Architect Feature developers are concerned with reliably bringing application features from idea to production as fast as possible. If this process occurs too slowly or inconsistently, it can have many significant negative impacts on a business, including but not limited to: Inability to react to and capitalize on new market opportunities Read more...

Blockchain for the Dabbler

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By Tom Scanlan, Architect, Professional Services Emerging Technology Blockchain is a platform that has a few key characteristics: it holds blocks containing data about transactions between parties it has a data structure that links those blocks together into a ledger of all transactions the block contents are cryptographically signed in such a way as to Read more...

How We View Consumption When Designing Services: Self-Managed or As-a-Service

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By Neeraj Arora, Staff Consulting Architect, Professional Services Engineering/Emerging Technology The terms “Public Cloud”, “Private Cloud” and “Hybrid Cloud” need no explanation. We’ve come to know them to represent placement and operating models. By extension, these terms also reference financial or commercial ownership of the cloud providing infrastructure, product or software services. We believe that Read more...