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 …

15 Questions to answer when going to Hybrid IT – Part 1

Many companies end up with hybrid IT environments by accident. They have decided to use Office 365, SalesForce, Workday or another SaaS application, while some of their developers have started experimenting with public cloud. It's time to take a step back, review 15 topics and take decisions that will be embraced by the whole organization. …

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 8 – Service Assurance

Now that the user runs the service instance, let's finish the description of the pillars in the hybrid management functional reference architecture by focusing on the service assurance, called Detect to Correct or D2C in IT4IT. A user is using a service instance and something goes wront. What actually happens? At supply layer, the resources …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 7 – Service Usage

In the last podcast we described how to provision a service and how the automation enabled the set-up, change and shut-down of a service instance. Let's now look at how the service instance can actually be used by the user and what happens in the background to enable monitoring and metering of the service. There …

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. …