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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; incorporate "turn on dime" transaction workflow, and rapidly make informed decisions. So what are IT executives supposed to do with this? Most are faced with... budget cuts; skill set shortages; complexity of their infrastructure; while keeping the lights on and doing more with less! The good news is... ... (more)

Next Generation Datacenters: From Legacy to the Cloud

This is part 3 of the continuing article "From Legacy to the Cloud: Next Generation Datacenters" Restating the obvious - Business and IT have planned, designed and operated business systems in a silo-oriented manner with disconnected decisions and actions as to how the business needs to executes and systems are created, implemented and actually operate. In the first two articles in this series I provided details as to the problems with legacy datacenter models & started laying out a proven method to attack the legacy problems by implementing a day in the life approach to get th... (more)

Stop Designing Data Centers from the Bottom Up

Anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of swinging a hammer for a living or to pay for a semester of school knows this fundamental truth: build a solid foundation or whatever you place on top of it stands a pretty good chance of toppling over at some point in the future. This truth is perpetuated everywhere, in the Bible, in the story of the Three Little Pigs...it’s as old as time. Read more ... (more)

The American Dream Is Alive with Cloud Computing

Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo New York The principles and freedoms of the American dream are finding themselves resurrected again with cloud computing. The following blog will outline background, details and living proof that cloud computing is one of the catalysts of the future that will bring the American dream back! As an immigrant and soon to be citizen of the United States of America, I have experienced first hand and continue to experience the greatness of this country and rewards of the American dream.  My belief system of hard work combined with the principle that "busi... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Design and Understanding Latency

Tony Bishop Keynote at Cloud Expo Design of enterprise clouds incorporate multiple dimensions (security, data,service brokering, infrastructure management, etc..) and one of the most critical to understand is the impact of latency. With Network vendors starting to provide 10GigE connections, switches and fabric, and given the exponentially increasing demand for bandwidth, enterprises will buy this equipment. Design considerations for eterprise clouds must be aware and accomodate for applications that can gobble up ubiquitous and on-demand bandwidth of cloud delivery model. It i... (more)