Mar 15 2017

How Software Vendors are Responding to Cloud-first Strategies

Crystal Bedell

There are benefits companies can get in the cloud that they can’t get with on-premises software. These benefits are driving more companies to adopt a cloud-first strategy and, in turn, software vendors are following suit. Nearly 50% of companies surveyed for North Bridge’s sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey have a cloud-first or clou …

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Feb 28 2017

IDC Cloud Computing Forecast Should Be a Wake-up Call for Software Companies

Crystal Bedell

Many companies continue to have concerns about moving their software products to the cloud. We understand. Transitioning to a SaaS business model is a big change that’s not without risk. But if you’re holding out because you think cloud is a passing fad or that your customers will continue to buy from you regardless of […] …

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Jan 24 2017

The Benefits of Working at RightBrain: More than a Cloud Job

Crystal Bedell

It’s a New Year, which means new goals. At RightBrain Networks, we’re thinking about the certifications our engineers will earn, the conferences we’ll attend and how much we plan to grow. If your goals include a career in cloud computing, we might be the place for you. In the past three years we’ve grown 400%, […] …

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Jun 30 2016

Versioning, Branching and Testing Infrastructure as Code

Derek DeJonghe

Infrastructure management is evolving. Instead of provisioning hardware and tracking infrastructure in Excel spreadsheets, we can now interact with virtualized infrastructure resources in programmatic ways. Enter Infrastructure as Code (IaC). IaC allows us greater reliability and flexibility than traditional hardware. We can now treat the infrastru …

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Mar 23 2016

AWS vs. Azure: Answering the Quintessential Cloud Question

Vito Brooks

In some ways, choosing a cloud provider can be as difficult as the decision to move to the cloud. Creating a shortlist is easy. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are the two kingpins of public cloud. But choosing one cloud provider over another with confidence? That’s another story. There are a few issues […] …

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Mar 15 2016

RightBrain Networks Recognized for Growth, Success in Moving Companies to the Cloud

Jamie Taralunga

We’re so excited that we’ll just get straight to the point, We are a 2016 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Awardee!  This honor comes from the Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB), an organization that supports and celebrates entrepreneurs in Michigan! The award recognizes our innovative approach to enabling organizations in the …

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Mar 8 2016

Testing the Cloud to Validate Platform as a Service (Paas)

David Barnett

Developers and testers have traditionally left hardware testing to electrical engineers. However, an interesting thing happens when we deploy code in the cloud — we open ourselves up to a whole new area of testing by replacing hardware with software abstractions. Tools like Puppet, Salt and Chef have turned much of our hardware deployment and …

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Feb 29 2016

Top 8 Gotchas of Working with AWS Lambda

Jamie Begin

AWS Lambda is among Amazon’s cutting edge services designed to allow you to build microservices using serverless architecture. It’s an exciting technology (I’ll get to why in a second), but like being an early adopter of anything, it does require some patience. I’ve encountered a number of gotchas while working with AWS Lambda that I [&hell …

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Feb 8 2016

The Realities of Cloud Computing Deployment Models

Robert Evans

In the past few months, I’ve attended several technology conferences, presentations and MeetUps, and it seems that everyone is using “The Cloud” to deliver technology services to their businesses. But with so many definitions for the cloud, what are businesses really getting? What is the Cloud? Last week I googled “What is The Clou …

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Jan 13 2016

Top Five Objections to Going Cloud Native

Crystal Bedell

Everyday our team here at RightBrain Networks encounters a number of objections to going cloud native. More often than not, these objections are ill founded. Given the significant advantages of building an application for the cloud infrastructure it runs on, we think it’s unfortunate that any company should let these objections get in their way. …

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