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. …

Application re-architecture: how to adapt automation tools to your architecture standards

By: Xavier Plot, Global Business Analysis Capability Leader, Hewlett Packard Company Luc Vogeleer, Global Chief Technologist - Application Transformation, Hewlett Packard Company In a previous article, I explained how to not lose your application intellectual property while adopting the new style of IT by using HP application transformation re-architecture methodology. The article discussed how we …

Introducing a Hybrid Management Functional Reference Architecture

In 2013 a small cross HP team created version 5 of the HP Cloud Functional Reference Architecture. Unfortunately the original blog describing this architecture is no longer online, so I re-published it for your reference here. This work actually led some of us to further describe how a service should be managed across its lifecycle. …

The business aspects of Cloud: Part 5 – Do you need multi-tenancy?

This entry was originally published in January 2012 on the CloudSource blog. In part 4 of this series I described how to assess applications and decide whether they should be hosted in a private cloud or a public cloud. One aspect I did not address was the one of multi-tenancy. Let me take a sidestep …