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 …

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 …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 2 – IT4IT

In my last podcast I started the description of how we built the Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture and I introduced the three layers (Demand, Delivery, Supply). In this podcast I overlay the four IT4IT valuestreams on top of those three layers. Here are the definitions of the four valuestreams as described in version 2.1 of …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – part 1 – Brokering

Many companies talk about transformation to digital and using many digital services in support of their business. Unfortunately they do not always understand the implications of their request. Consuming services from many suppliers is mandatory to transform at the speed required by the business, but it implies hybrid IT. Moving to hybrid requires rethinking of …

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. …

Beyond OpenSource: InnerSource. Build an open and sharing culture

Over the last several months, I’ve had interesting discussions with the DXC IT team on how they used Agile and DevOps to speed-up the IT transformation required for the separation of the Hewlett Packard Company into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and later between HPE and the entity that became part of DXC. …