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 "business is differentiated through IT" has
led to an amazing journey over the last several years living in the United
States. I come from humble beginnings of Saint John, New Brunswick,
Canada. My life and career has been influenced by both IT and business. I
have been blessed to live and wor... (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)
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
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)
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)
Today’s CIO organizations face a complex array of challenges in managing
the Business Platform (the group of applications and services that implement
the Business Value Chain (BVC)).
The business expects technology innovation as a business differentiator,
demands application portfolio stability, requires change requests to be
handled promptly, experiences growth rates that are often unpredictable and
exponential, and exerts continuous pressure to reduce product time to market.
Complicating this, these challenges are being made to IT with reduced
investment support from the busine... (more)