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What “Digital Transformation” Means Today

Like many IT leaders, you’ve been pursuing digital transformation – perhaps for years.    But what does “digital transformation” mean?   Like many before it, the phrase has taken on the reputation of a buzzword, a popular term that eludes a specific definition.  As Softchoice VP of Innovation Craig McQueen writes in his recent article “Digital Transformation: Why Now?” (published […]

Cloud Success Stories – Part 1

Multicloud has become a popular approach for organizations moving to the cloud.   Although it isn’t practical in all business cases, RightScale finds 84% of companies already run applications in a mix of cloud environments.[1]   In the last several years, Softchoice has seen many of our customers revisiting their approach to the cloud to gain the distinct advantages of several cloud platforms. At the same time, many are looking to […]

What to Know Before You Migrate – [Cloud Migration Checklist]

The drive to modernize IT infrastructure by adopting public cloud services and infrastructure is an established fact of business today.  In fact, Forrester Research finds 76% of enterprises in North America and Europe have or plan to start migrating their applications to one or more public cloud providers[1]. However, many of these organizations fail to consider the cost and complexity involved in moving existing workloads.   […]

Getting Workload Placement Right – [Infographic]

Placing application workloads in the public cloud comes with a few key benefits, including ease of deployment, pay-per-use billing and scalability.   But as we discussed in our previous article, a “cloud-first for all new workloads” approach may be premature.   Varying performance characteristics, security and compliance requirements mean some workloads are better suited to legacy or private cloud infrastructure. Furthermore, the cost of modifying workloads for cloud-readiness and the expense involved in repatriating […]

Roadmap to Multicloud Success: 5 Things to Consider

You want to spin up new digital business capabilities. Maybe compliance requirements mean some of your workloads can’t move to the public cloud.  Or you’re a cloud-native business with no plans to build your own data center.  If any of these describes you, multicloud is an attractive option.   Combining cloud services and infrastructure from several providers allows you to bolster your portfolio with the best features from each. At the […]

Legacy vs. Cloud Environments: How to Determine Workload Placement

Imagine buying a home. Soon after you purchase, you discover that it has a hidden structural flaw – termite damage, black mold or crumbling clay-tile plumbing. This requires a very expensive fix. In that case, it may have been better to have not purchased the home at all, and instead found a place with fewer […]