15 Questions to answer when going to Hybrid IT – Part 2

In my previous podcast I started discussing the key questions you need to ask yourself when planning the development of your hybrid IT environment. Deciding and agreeing on these topics are critical to ensure the implementation of a well integrated, secure and easy to manage environment. Often companies start experimenting and en-up with independent silos that …

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 …

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 …

DevOps, how do I implement in a large enterprise?

In my last blog entry, I mentioned the Devops culture was often counter-intuitive for larger enterprises. How do we then implement DevOps in such companies? Remember, DevOps is a culture built on collaboration and communication across all IT professional units and key stakeholders while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure change. From that …

DevOps, it’s not just about tools

In a study performed for my colleagues from HPE Software and available at Techbeacon.com, YouGov interviewed 403 development and IT professionals from 500+ employee companies in all sectors, except ISVs and Education. Their conclusion, the DevOps mindset is more important than formality. Organizations who approach DevOps as an ongoing journey, a series of pilots and …

Go to Trunk, use the Strangler application approach.

In my last post I talked about how to change your release approach by using trunk. The benefit of such way of working is that you can release new functionality much quicker and in smaller batches. However, taking full advantage of such approach implies your applications are modular and consist of blocks of functionality that …

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, improve your application agility

In my previous blog post, I described how we can use a simple model to assess where to position your applications in your future infrastructure. In the digital enterprise it’s not enough to position your applications correctly in a hybrid environment, it’s also critical to be able to adapt your applications so they address the …