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Getting out of the Datacenter Business

I presented at an online education session on “Getting out of the Datacenter Business”. We talked about why companies are moving out, what they are moving, and how they are moving it. We explored Azure Governance and Policy, as well as migration approaches.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

The Data Lake vs. The Data Warehouse

Both a Data Lake and a Data Warehouse are options for storing data. While traditionally data warehouses have been the preferred storage method of organizations, recent advancements and cloud computing have seen a rise in data lakes. While both storage systems, one is not a replacement of the other, and both have their place in the modern data framework. 

Steve Campbell by Steve Campbell

Managed Services Evolved with Concurrency Digital Operations

Now more than ever, the opportunity to automate, digitize and mobilize the workforce is critical to business growth and survival across industries. Implementing new technology and transformative change within your organization does not stop on "go live day", rather it evolves as your team and organization work to embrace the new technology in new ways over the weeks, months and years following a successful launch or implementation.  

Kurt Spitzner by Kurt Spitzner

Running the Data Migration Assistant - Part Two - PowerShell

In the previous post, I introduced the Data Migration Assistant (DMA) from Microsoft.  In this post I will introduce PowerShell modules from Microsoft that can be used to run the DMA against an inventory of instances and databases.

Frank Gill by Frank Gill

Running the Data Migration Assistant - Part One - The GUI

This is the first in a series of three posts about the Data Migration Assistant (DMA).  It describes what the DMA is, how to get it, and how to use the GUI to run an assessment of SQL Server databases for upgrade or migration. 

Frank Gill by Frank Gill

5 Disciplines of Cloud Governance

The best organizations are ones that balance growth mindset in the cloud with effective cloud governance. The growth mindset is the company challenging itself, its previous assumptions, it’s understanding of what the future looks like. The partner is governance that accelerates the transformation while ensuring protection and responsibility. The goal of cloud governance is not […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Cloud Operating Model Comparisons

The transition to the cloud represents an opportunity… an opportunity to change the framework of how the traditional IT organization interacts with the business. When I was first starting my career in IT it was untouchable, in the sense that the business didn’t understand what IT did… they just knew that it was important. It […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Cloud Assessment and Migration for your Organization

If you're wondering when it's a good time to start planning your journey to the cloud, the time is now. Concurrency cloud experts Duncan Lindquist and Sean Lawrence discuss how the Cloud Economic Assessment helps you do so with financial confidence and detail how cloud migration modernizes data and processes, while cutting costs and eliminating management of on-premises data centers. 

Stephanie Siewert by Stephanie Siewert

Five Tips for Cloud Adoption

Did your dad ever say, “are you going to learn from your own mistakes or someone else’s?” Well… mine did. Having been through a large number of cloud adoption journeys I wanted to share a few tips that have been very helpful as we’ve considered what a new customer should do, especially given the current […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Why accelerate cloud migration now?

The last several months have been challenging. We’ve experienced incredible disruption to the economic market that has left businesses in challenging positions financially and competitively. Some companies have seen the challenging times and stopped everything except the most critical “keeping the lights on” activities. This might even seem intuitive to many companies… like, “why wouldn’t […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski