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October 2020 Newsletter, Tidal

Tidal 2020 newsletter.

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October 2020 Newsletter, Tidal

To cap off October, we thought we’d bring a little pro-bono DevOps education to the table. We often talk about embracing DevOps as part of a Transformative Migration, but don’t just take it from us! This expert panel of the Hoff, Flavor Flav, his clock and Carole Baskin really lay it out there for all. Hey, we all need to have our fun ;)



We’ve still got spots left in our All-Virtual Migration Enablement Workshop set for Thursday, October 29, 2020. Register now and join us from home while our own David Colebatch walks you through the first 3 phases of the cloud migration process.

Can’t wait? You can sign up for a one-on-one if you like the sounds of a dedicated, private workshop, with our team.


We’ve released a ton of new improvements and capabilities recently, and we’re excited to be sharing this and others in the coming weeks:


Once you’ve created the cloud architectures that work best for you, add them to our new pattern gallery, where you can repeat these across multiple teams, making it way easier to scale. Why mess with what (really) works?


“Hey David, in the workshops and in general conversation you talk about ‘cloud-native’ services. What exactly are these and why should I know about them?” - Kirsty from Toronto

Thanks for a great and important question Kirsty,

Let’s start with a picture. Solving the problem posed here is the easiest way to understand what was originally envisioned to be the ultimate benefit of using the cloud:

What you see is the November sales for Amazon represented by the blue curve with its daily spikes and valleys. The two big peaks are, you guessed it, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amazon simply cannot fall over or run out of capacity on its biggest sales days, so they over-provision the servers in the data centre to make sure that never happens. You can imagine what Jeff Bezos from Amazon said when he learned that he had to have 76% extra computing capacity just to ensure the site would be alive when it got busy. Probably something like: “look, I only want to pay for what’s under the blue curve!”

So, cloud-native really refers to the services you use provided by the cloud providers that empower this one goal. The attributes include services that are available on-demand, adopted programmatically, utilize automation, and are inherently elastic to dynamically scale up AND down to match your traffic. Only with these attributes will you see value for value when embracing the cloud. Cloud-native services can include micro-services, database as a service, compute as a service etc.

Who knew that these cloud-native services would open the way to improve both the speed and quality of application development?

I wrote a blog post on this a couple of years ago, so check it out for more information: How to Win at Cloud Native Migrations.

Keep those questions coming!



If you’re looking to access our past webinars, they’re available on demand after you register. Topics include: ingesting your application portfolio, source code analysis and more.


That’s all for October 2020. If you’ve had a good time with us this newsletter, let us know by sharing on social media (links below) and keep your friends up to date.

And in case you missed it, check out our September newsletter.

Stay united and see you in November!