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An Enterprise Cloud-oriented datacenter is a top-down, demand driven datacenter design that maximizes efficiency and minimizes traditional IT waste of power, cooling, space, and capacity under-utilization while providing enhanced levels of service and control. The following design principles are proven to enable firms to create an enterprise cloud-oriented datacenter. #1: Dynamic provisioning A package-once, deploy-many application facility that incorporates application, infrastructure, and IP dependencies into a simple policy library is critical. This affords the capability to deploy in minutes versus days. #2: Dynamic execution management Dynamic execution management performs allocation that is managed in real time based on monitored workloads compared against service contracts adjusting allocation of applications, infrastructure services, and infrastructure resour... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Computing as the Digital Nervous System of the Enterprise

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... (more)

Secure Enterprise Cloud Computing at Cloud Expo

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... (more)

How the Enterprise Cloud Computing Affects the Datacenter

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)

Four Steps and 90 Days to Transform a Datacenter to the Cloud

All this while the IT team is faced with another reality, the main corporate datacenter has 6-18 months left in terms of shelf life. The datacenter's power distribution and patch panel design was not built to handle the massive density and cooling power requirements. The sprawl of unstructured data, app servers, web servers and now virtual machines is proliferating at a pace that will force a space crunch in a time frame that is counter to the challenge from the business in terms of capital preservation and opex reduction. What does a firm do? The standard playbook is consolidate,... (more)