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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, virtualize and automate. This strategy is absolutely critical and is part of a target foundation that must be built. However, it will NOT solve the challenge of above. A different approach needs to be taken.  The approach starts with a fundamental principle - IT delivery must be "as needed... (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)

IT Change Management: The Foundation to the Cloud

IT shops continually struggle with keeping resource documentation up to date. Too often IT departments seem resigned to accepting mediocre results, as if the world conspires against them. Resource tracking is a prime example of this. Fundamentally, the different organizational aspects refuse to comply with these manual processes to keep a CMDB updated. This creates the number one barrier to moving to some form of a cloud-like delivery model. Furthermore, advancements in virtualization have made the situation worse, as software resources have been severed from physical resources. T... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Exclusive Q&A with a Cloud Revolutionary

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Adaptivity, Inc, the company that is putting "IT Blueprinting" on the map of Enterprise IT, is adamant: IT must invest in architecture and engineering, and it must do so right away, here and now in 2010, 2011 and beyond. An innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations, before founding Adaptivity Bishop served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia's Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed... (more)

Next Generation Datacenters: From Legacy to the Cloud

This is part 2 of the continuing article series “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. In the first article in this series I stated that there is not silver bullet or single strategy that solves all. There is however, proven methods and successful strategies that multiple firms have employed to attack the legacy problems in their existing data... (more)