15 Questions to answer when going to Hybrid IT – Part 2

In my previous podcast I started discussing the key questions you need to ask yourself when planning the development of your hybrid IT environment. Deciding and agreeing on these topics are critical to ensure the implementation of a well integrated, secure and easy to manage environment. Often companies start experimenting and en-up with independent silos that …

15 Questions to answer when going to Hybrid IT – Part 1

Many companies end up with hybrid IT environments by accident. They have decided to use Office 365, SalesForce, Workday or another SaaS application, while some of their developers have started experimenting with public cloud. It's time to take a step back, review 15 topics and take decisions that will be embraced by the whole organization. …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 9 – Architecture Recursivity

In the previous podcasts, I discussed the Hybrid Management Functional Reference Architecture step by step (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8). Let's now discuss how this architecture is operating in a multi-cloud environment. Indeed, Hybrid IT, being the combination of legacy with private & public clouds and with SaaS services, consists by …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 8 – Service Assurance

Now that the user runs the service instance, let's finish the description of the pillars in the hybrid management functional reference architecture by focusing on the service assurance, called Detect to Correct or D2C in IT4IT. A user is using a service instance and something goes wront. What actually happens? At supply layer, the resources …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 7 – Service Usage

In the last podcast we described how to provision a service and how the automation enabled the set-up, change and shut-down of a service instance. Let's now look at how the service instance can actually be used by the user and what happens in the background to enable monitoring and metering of the service. There …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 6 – Service Fulfillment

In the previous podcasts we have spoken about the development of the service, its automation and its inclusion in the service catalog. Let's now go to the consumption of services and pretend we are an end-user wanting to request a service for consumption. Here is where we encounter the difference between the service and service …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 5 – Service Fulfillment Design

In my last podcast, I talked about the Service Capability Design of Requirement to Deploy, let's now focus on the Service Fulfillment Design, in other words the development of the automation required to make the service available to the end-user. Whether the service is developed internally, intermediated or aggregated, it requires some interaction with the …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – part 4 – Service Capability Design

In my previous podcast we described the Strategy to Portfolio aspects of the architecture. Let's continue and address the Requirements to Deploy section. As I pointed out in the overall description of the link between the architecture and IT4IT, we have divided that value stream in two parts. Let's focus on the first part, the …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 3 – S2P

In the first podcast of this series, I described the three layers in the architecture, in the second, the relationship to IT4IT. Now it's time to dig a little deeper in the architecture and describe the actual functionalities at each layer. Let's start with the Strategy to Portfolio functions. The demand layer contains the interaction …