It’s July, and we really hope you’ve found the outdoors this summer. We’ve got so much going on at Tidal that the sun seems like a distant memory - but we’re excited to tell you about it!
WHAT’S NEW WITH US
We’ve been hard at work trying to fulfill our promise to help our migration partners develop and enhance their migration practices with business-first, application-centric assessments, deep dive database and source code analyses and migration execution best practices. Some new graduates from our workshops in June and July are littered throughout our new partners. I’m so proud to announce that we have welcomed 4 new partners to the Tidal wave…
We can’t wait to work with you to bring superior value and transformative cloud migrations to your customers!
If you missed our last one, we’re booking another All-Virtual Migration Enablement Workshop set for Tuesday, September 16, 2020. Register now and join us from home while our own David Colebatch walks you through the first 3 phases of the cloud migration process.
Can’t wait? You can sign up for a one-on-one if you like the sounds of a dedicated, private workshop, with our team.
“Hey David, what factors do you consider when assessing applications?” - Saulo from Brazil
Well Saulo, that’s a big question, however, this is something we do every day, so here goes. We subscribe to the notion that IT should partner with the business. We need to understand what the business values and what applications are driving the processes & services that deliver that value.
All too often, we try to be a service provider to the business and end up creating an unhealthy set of silos and processes that detract from what should be a common goal of service delivery to stakeholders.
Interestingly, In order to identify candidates for modernization, it’s not enough to solely look at the technical complexity of the existing applications, we need to also quantify the value to the business provided by each application.
We start by identifying the goals of a particular project which can include improved development velocity, financial cost reduction and/or improved security amongst others. Then, on an app by app basis, the cloud architect reviews the value, such as revenue generated, person-hours saved or regulatory requirements. She then combines that with a review of technical complexity data such as, source code complexity, database migration complexity, application dependencies, server dependencies and server operating system migration complexities. With both the business value and the technical complexity, she can then make recommendations that support the overall objectives identified for the project.
I hope this gives you some clarity Saulo… thanks for the great question!
Keep those questions coming!
APPLICATION PORTFOLIO REPORT
This recently-added feature allows you to generate reports and charts in just one click. You can now easily export a full assessment report of all the applications, complete with their assessment results, dependencies, and recommended migration order. Alternatively, export a set of charts that summarize your application portfolio assessment which you can drop into any executive presentations you need to make!
If you’re looking to access our past webinars, they’re available on demand after you register. Topics include: ingesting your application portfolio, source code analysis and more.
- Google Cloud unveils new features to enhance security and compliance for sensitive data - At their first-ever virtual Cloud Next ’20 event, Google introduced Confidential VMs and Assured Workloads for Government, both of which will presumably allow highly-regulated organizations to move more securely to the cloud.
- Surface and non-Pro Windows growth surges for FY 2020 Q4 results - Look out Apple! Sales of Windows Surface and products are up and they have world-wide work-from-home to thank for it. And it looks like Windows’ spike in growth isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
- Top 5 Cybersecurity Risks with Cloud Migration - Abhijit Chakravorty of IBM security services helps you navigate the “wild west” of cloud computing to keep those cybercriminals away from your systems.
- Powering past limits with financial services in the cloud - Google counts Cleveland’s Keybank as one win among many skeptical financial institutions making the move to the cloud. Don’t take our word, Keybank walks us through their choices and worries themselves.
- Google Cloud’s new BigQuery Omni will let developers query data in GCP, AWS and Azure - Big news for BigQuery! The launch of Anthos-run BigQuery Omni will now allow developers to go multi-cloud, analyzing data locally without having to switch data sets between various cloud providers. Get to your data wherever it may be!
- Army Takes New Steps to Stop Hackers - the U.S. army seems to get it - making it easier to get their data through the cloud means better missions, faster intel, and hopefully keeping people safe!
- New End-to-End Platform uses AI and Distributed Tracing to Secure Cloud-Native apps - Jyoti Bansal, CEO of Traceable, saw a significant increase in cloud-native architecture adoption, and wanted to try and reduce any additional risk by making it possible to ID malicious users. Good to see a new way to keep your cloud-native apps safe.
That’s all for July 2020. If you’ve had a good time with us this newsletter, let us know by sharing on social media (links below) and keep your friends up to date.
And in case you missed it, check out our June newsletter.
Stay united and see you in August!