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Danica Esteban

Danica is a tech-savvy writer specialized in writing B2B content for technology companies and SaaS brands. She's an engineering graduate who ventured into a career in the IT industry. At 28, she decided to leave the corporate world and pursued her passion for writing. Her background as an IT Professional for nearly 7 years and her love for technology helped build her skills which she now uses in her writing business and other ventures as a digital entrepreneur.
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Benchmarking in the Cloud: Generating Cloud Baselines

Posted by Danica Esteban on May 19, 2022 2:44:34 AM

Performance and configuration baselines are critical in understanding the current state of your application environment prior to migrating to the cloud. Without generating cloud baselines, it would be difficult for you to measure your cloud migration success.

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The Role of Application Discovery in Cloud Migration

Posted by Danica Esteban on May 10, 2022 12:05:24 PM

Most organizations understand the importance of having a concrete plan and strategy when migrating to the cloud. In the article we've published recently, we've recommended starting your cloud migration journey by setting business objectives and establishing key performance indicators (KPIs). These two play a significant role in defining your cloud migration success. However, establishing KPIs and benchmarking metrics will be an uphill task if you don't have a complete understanding of all of your IT assets, applications, services, and the interdependencies among all of them. For this very reason, we've introduced the Discover stage as part of the cloud migration strategy we've been utilizing in IT-Conductor.

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How to Secure Your Cloud Environment?

Posted by Danica Esteban on Apr 27, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Security in any cloud environment is a shared responsibility between the organization and the cloud provider. The distribution of responsibilities between the two would depend on the cloud model implemented (i.e. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), services in use, and applicable security compliance requirements. But on a more general note, the cloud provider is responsible for securing the cloud itself while the customer is responsible for securing their data within the cloud.

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How Do You Measure Cloud Migration Success?

Posted by Danica Esteban on Apr 18, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Defining cloud migration success starts with setting business objectives and establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) that should meet what the business aims to achieve. In agile, think of business objectives as the Definition of Done where deliverables are discussed with the teams involved to build a common understanding of work completion. On the other hand, think of KPIs as acceptance criteria that need to be satisfied before a particular deliverable can be considered complete.

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Automated Migration of SAP HANA to Azure Cloud

Posted by Danica Esteban on Apr 1, 2022 1:46:43 PM

Migrating databases to the cloud requires rigorous planning especially when it involves mission-critical applications like SAP. From understanding the source application environment up until the deployment of application components in the target cloud environment and monitoring your newly migrated systems on the cloud, you need to plan your database migration with more thoroughness and precision.

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What is Cloud Migration? Strategy, Process, and Implementation

Posted by Danica Esteban on Mar 21, 2022 1:18:26 PM

Cloud migration may sound as simple as migrating resources from a physical to a virtual infrastructure. However, migrating to the cloud means a lot of different things. While it's true, in concept, that you move resources from on-premises to a virtualized environment, it is not as straightforward as it looks like. It can mean migrating resources to a private or a public cloud. Moreover, virtualization can exist without cloud computing, but not the other way around.

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How to Build Observable Systems?

Posted by Danica Esteban on Feb 8, 2022 1:32:36 PM

Building observable systems require understanding the concept of observability and its three pillars—metrics, logs, and traces. However, implementing a solution based solely on the three pillars is not enough. There is more to observability that goes beyond gathering data and making sense of it.

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A Deep Dive Into Observability

Posted by Danica Esteban on Jan 24, 2022 11:16:30 AM

Application Performance Management (APM) tools have evolved along with the modernization of applications and IT infrastructures. From simply monitoring the availability and performance of legacy applications to having the ability to discover and analyze distributed systems, we found ourselves in dire need to understand systems and applications on a much deeper level.

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Accelerate Your Cloud Transformation Efforts This 2022

Posted by Danica Esteban on Jan 12, 2022 1:24:49 PM

For the past two years, we have seen how the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to adapt to the new ways of working. As we continue to live in this new normal, organizations should carry on with modernizing applications, discovering new capabilities, and building operational resiliency. Cloud transformation unfolds several opportunities to level-up operations, making it a necessity in today's workplace environment. However, moving to the cloud as we know it is an uphill task for both large and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). This 2022, we recommend looking at cloud transformation with an agile mindset and start delivering value to your business right away.

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Keeping the Lights On this Holiday

Posted by Danica Esteban on Dec 20, 2021 12:47:02 PM

The holiday season is just around the corner which means organizations are now starting to operate with a skeleton workforce, including SAP Basis teams. Providing 24/7 support imposes a challenge given manpower is limited, even more so when monitoring is all over the place.

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