Dan Pigat

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The Key to Moving Applications to the Cloud is in your Code

Posted by Dan Pigat on Mon, Sep 21, 2015

So you have an application, and cloud is all the rage. Just put it up there, right?

If only things were that simple.

Why Move to the Cloud?

First, let’s ask why should you move to the cloud (no matter your definition of “cloud”). Of the various preaches and promises, the cloud computing benefits boil down to:

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Keeping a Lid on Exploration Costs: The Art of Collaboration

Posted by Dan Pigat on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

With the price of oil cut in half over the last half of 2014, there is renewed and increased pressures on the costs of oil & gas exploration.

With a deep water well costing anything up to US$100 million plus and with many of the ‘low hanging’ fruit of the world’s oil & gas fields long since depleted, operators are pushing into more remote, technically complex and capital-intensive fields to sustain long-term production.

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Why is a Cloud Like a Bank?

Posted by Dan Pigat on Fri, Aug 15, 2014

To explain cloud computing, the analogy of public utilities is commonly used: power plants deliver electricity to an entire city more efficiently than everyone having their own generator. But at this stage of industries adopting the new wave of cloud computing, banking may be a more appropriate comparison.

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Up in the Clouds at Cloud Factory

Posted by Dan Pigat on Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Written by Dan Pigat, VP Cloud and Collaboration Solutions.

We spent the past couple of days up in the clouds (high in the Banff mountains) at the Cloud Factory conference. Attendees ranged from experts to tire kickers, with the general theme being "open" (open source, OpenStack). The big vendors (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM) were almost invisible but discussed often, with the undercurrent that you don't want to "lock-in" to their offerings.

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With Amazon’s new GPU's, the sky is the limit

Posted by Dan Pigat on Tue, Nov 5, 2013

Written by Dan Pigat, VP Cloud and Collaboration Solutions.

Something has been quietly happening in data centers around the world: new GPU’s were being installed by Amazon Web Services. This sounds like more of the same – adding specialized processors to support millions of jobs already swarmed by millions of CPU’s. Where’s the news in that?

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Journey to the Cloud: Some have arrived and others en route, but we can all get there

Posted by Dan Pigat on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management.

People used to keep money under their mattress, and some still do, but most of us see the benefits of banks. Our money is safely deposited, but not just in savings accounts. We pool it with others and put it in investments diversified across industries and countries.

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Enterprise Applications: the Writing is in the Cloud

Posted by Dan Pigat on Fri, Nov 23, 2012

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management

Cloud computing is not just a new technology buzzword but a logical and inevitable software path, enabled by the power of the Internet. Migrating applications to the cloud gives companies a more flexible model for supporting and deploying corporate applications. Employees can access critical applications anytime, anywhere. IT departments can quickly dial server capacity up or down to handle more users or apps. And, centralized access and deployment gives IT managers more control, especially over BYOD devices. These days, every software firm is jumping on the bandwagon to prove how their solution fits in, bringing about a new trend in “cloud-washing.”

But before an enterprise makes the leap to the cloud, there is some complexity to navigate and decisions to make:

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Overcoming the “Wall of Disbelief” with Developers

Posted by Dan Pigat on Wed, Oct 31, 2012

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management.

Since we discovered the PureWeb approach (read: we solved a problem we faced with our own products, and realized it could be used by others), we’ve had some interesting conversations with companies across a variety of industries. They’ve been educational (to both sides), and sometimes even colorful, but they seem to fall into a pattern – usually by stereotypical job description.

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Report on INTEROP 2012 NY: Game Changing Trends in Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data

Posted by Dan Pigat on Tue, Oct 23, 2012

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management.

Last week, our PureWeb Developer Community Manager, Lino Ramirez, had the opportunity to attendInterop New York, a independently organized conference designed to help IT professionals make smart business decisions. The conference showcased a number of technology speakers and solutions in the areas of networking, cloud, virtualization, data centers, wireless and mobility, and information security.

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