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 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 …

Why IT Should Become an Internal Service Broker

In the previous blog entry we talked about IT becoming service focused. We also talked about the IT environment becoming more complex as, in an effort to reduce cost, services and applications are hosted in a variety of platforms. These platforms extend from the traditional environment, through private, managed and public cloud to SaaS services. …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 9 – And then there are the challenges of cloud bursting

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in February 2012. Over the last couple years, I’ve asked many CIO’s about the efficiency of their datacenters. Most did answer me it was somewhere between 10 and 15%. In other words, on average, servers are performing valuable work two to three hours a day on …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 8 – Let’s Expand the Cloud Horizon

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in February 2012. In part 3 of this series we pointed out the CIO should become a “strategic service broker.” In parts 4, 5 and 6, we looked at criteria to decide which services should be delivered by the IT department itself and which could be …