Adaptivity Session at Cloud Expo
There is so much waste in the data centers of Fortune 1000 companies today
that a CIO – as an officer of the company – could be considered in breach
of their fiduciary duty to stockholders given the dollars in question. Of
course that requires costs transparency, so sadly most are safe for now. It
seems that every new technology innovation brings the promise of greater
efficiencies and cost savings but in reality tends to leave a mess of
‘legacy’ infrastructure on the floor that results in a net higher TCO
than the CIO had in the first place.
So what does this have to do with Cloud Computing? While there is no shortage
of companies trying to ply their wares as the ideal enabler for Cloud, I am
surprised by the lack of attention from vendors that have the most to gain
– the Cloud providers themselves. If I put on my CIO shoes here are... (more)
Adaptivity at Cloud Expo
There are a variety of applications that support numerous business lines
across an enterprise. These applications exhibit a wide range of operational
characteristics as they service the diverse business demands. That diversity
is the key to business success, but it has consequences.
Ask an enterprise application architect about how IT should run a data center
and you will find that the range of behaviours exhibited across the portfolio
of applications cannot be run on one set of standard platform configurations.
Most critical applications have extreme ope... (more)
Adaptivity at Cloud Expo
Here are the 11 key components that enable IT organizations to operationalize
an enterprise cloud:
1. ECONOMIC MODEL
Define the business and IT linkage of demand and supply. Orient the analysis
and model creations around the interactive dynamics of consumption of IT
resources by the business and the fulfillment behavior of processing by IT.
This needs to be correlated with the value-chain function and the
corresponding products or services, differentiated by business type
(liquidity, risk transference, advice), business importance (margin, labor,
Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo
Businesses today face a tsunami of challenges unlike it has ever faced in
history: globalization, geo-political, rise of the Internet consumer,
customer mind-share dynamics, proliferation of information and content to
manage and maintain (with regulatory & security concerns).
This requires new ways to do business:
provide an enriched and consistent quality customer experience; conduct
business over any form of electronic channel; rapid adoption of new business
models; transact business in the most efficient & effective means possible;
A complex system such as an enterprise network is subjected to many kinds of
stresses from a large variety of business applications that have different
demand profiles. Dig deeper into any large network and you will see that one
solution doesn't solve all problems. Pockets of point solutions are installed
to solve problems as they arise; this is rarely efficient in a large network.
The big question for IT is whether it is possible to be forward thinking when
deploying these solutions through the use of network ensembles which are
essential for migrating the enterprise networked f... (more)