The simple truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all cloud adoption strategy that works for everyone. Fitness is a great analog for cloud adoption. To get fit, we must eat well and exercise. But the types of food we eat and training we undertake has many varying factors.

From the dozens of new announcements at 2020’s AWS re:Invent, by far the two categories with the most announcements have been in the areas of compute and machine learning. While attempting to summarize those here would not do them justice, I’d like to highlight three of the most interesting and eye-popping ones as we begin 2021.

InterVision executed the DRaaS solution to AWS, then tested it for verification. It has given them confidence in recovery, freed up their IT team to focus on other priorities, and has enabled the ability to scale as the company grows.

When deciding whether to migrate your critical workloads to the AWS cloud, it can be difficult to understand what your full scope of spending will be. AWS total cost of ownership (TCO) varies from organization to organization, as many have differing compliance and security requirements, customer expectations for service and availability, and DevOps goals.

Deciding which target or targets are right for your DRaaS strategy can be complex. Some of the factors end up being tradeoffs, speed vs. cost.

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, people were forced home, hospitals were quickly overwhelmed, and the economy dissolved into a recession. As companies are working hard to support their employees, serve their clients and survive, IT leaders are in the forefront now more than ever.

Traditional norms were no doubt disrupted in 2020, which makes 2021 predictions a big question mark of how things will evolve. As we reflect on lessons learned from 2020, one commonality among those we saw thrive is that being prepared for the uncertain means pivoting your company toward a stance that emphasizes agility, speed and security.

As stay-at-home measures have accelerated the need for production workflows that can be performed remotely, DirecTV has delivered for its workforce and led the industry in overcoming this challenge.

When searching for a reliable cloud managed services provider, it can be difficult to see through the noise. Indeed, there are hundreds if not thousands of cloud service providers out there. In evaluating providers of cloud managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure, it is not enough to check the accreditation level, certifications and competencies of these vendors alone. Instead, companies should examine a variety of other aspects to find the truly right fit for their business. Here are a few areas to check during your selection process.