DevOps, Swarming and Automation to complement Brokering

In my last podcasts I talked about hybrid IT, brokering and supplier management. But there is more to the new digital world. IT departments need to respond fast to ever changing requirements of the business. The user experience is becoming critical to ensure lasting relationships and successful business. Agile and DevOps tend to make the …

4 key items to keep in mind when identifying the perfect cloud for an app.

I'm better off because I put 50% of my workloads in public cloud. Why 50, why not 75. Such comparisons don't make sense. Defining ratios upfront, just thinking about infrastructure are not helpful and may result in the inability for the company to achieve its digital transformation in the long run. Designing a hybrid cloud …

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 …