Hybrid is the Norm

As companies embrace cloud in general and public cloud in particular, they open up their environments. This requires a thoughtful thinking because they are adding new workload locations, but in most situations, without removing the existing ones. Beside the public cloud, SaaS services are increasingly consumed, making the IT landscape the end-user interacts with complex.... Continue Reading →

Public Cloud and Budget Airlines

In my last podcast I talked about the things to take into account when migrating to public cloud. This time I'm looking at the costs associated with running applications in the public cloud and how you can estimate them. Unfortunately they are as transparent as the real price you pay with a budget airline. The... Continue Reading →

Cloud, a mean, not an end.

Many IT people see the cloud as the ultimate goal. It will solve all the problems IT departments have. I’m also seeing some boards having the same issue and mandating a move to the cloud. But the cloud shouldn’t be the end goal. It adds value in some situations, but should not be the ultimate... Continue Reading →

Hybrid IT is easy as Public Cloud is safe

How often have I now heard clients and colleagues saying that migrating to a hybrid environment encompassing public cloud is easy? You just transfer the workload and you know, public cloud is really safe. Well, not sure I buy that argument. Let me explain you why.Public cloud is safe.I will not dispute that AWS and... Continue Reading →

The Journey to Service Integration

In my last blog post I discussed how to manage service providers while running IT as a service broker. I mentioned that most companies go for a hybrid service integration model maintaining integration leadership and skills. I also pointed out this is a journey and not an easy one.Starting the cultural changeThe culture and working... Continue Reading →

Cloud Brokering and Provider Management

Lately I started discussing Brokering in a group conversation and took the NIST definition expecting all attendees would immediately relate to what brokering actually meant. Halfway through the conversation however somebody intervened and asked me why I was not just using a web page with links for all the services that needed to be accessed.... Continue Reading →

Security, Compliance and Hybrid Environments

Public cloud is more secure than private cloud, many specialists will tell you, and they are probably right. But that’s not the point as most companies going for hybrid environments. Let’s take a look at the predictions from Industry analysts:IDC predicts that more than 80% of Enterprise IT Organizations Will Commit to Hybrid Cloud Architectures... Continue Reading →

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