Choosing a cloud provider can be a difficult process that has long-term impacts to productivity, cost, and features. Do you select based on your existing environment's Microsoft investment and go with Azure? Do you use the largest provider, Amazon Web Services(AWS)? Or do you choose the newest provider, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)?
Over the years, we've perfected our standards regarding product management, scrum management, code quality, peer review, continuous deployments, and others. With each new learning of our own that we standardize, we also take a look at the latest standards from the broader ecosystem and attempt to incorporate them as well. For best practices with cloud environments, we've been leaning into the AWS Well Architected Framework (WAF) and continue to learn new approaches.
At IBC2019, the biggest international conference for the Media & Entertainment industry I am evaluating which cloud provider is showing up with the most substantial ecosystem to tackle the concerns of the industry. If you'd like to get up to speed on some of the major themes of the conference or learn about the showing by AWS check out the first post in the series.
This article article focuses on Microsoft/Azure, the #2 cloud provider in the outside of the M&E industry by market share:
At IBC2019, the biggest international conference for the Media & Entertainment industry, there were some major themes:
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal ominously titled Capital One Breach Casts Shadow Over Cloud Security, veers dangerously close to blaming an internal company error at Capital One on one of the most secure companies in the world. The article might be better headlined as "dirty bath water casts shadow over baby".
As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Metal Toad helps our clients identify their cloud solutions. However, one question I frequently hear is, “If we are building cloud solutions, then why is there a need for engineers in Android, iOS, and React specialties?”.
At some point in the last decade, you’ve probably bought a new computer. And at first, it’s great: performance is zippy, but after a few years, things start slowing down. Even though you upgrade your OS things seem wonky. And your friends—who just bought the latest model —are talking about all kinds of cool features that aren’t available on your machine. So you start shopping for a new computer...and the cycle repeats.