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 …

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 …

7 key thoughts for the design of a hybrid IT environment

Companies are increasingly moving to a hybrid IT environment, but this happens often piecemeal. However, to ensure the end-to-end view described in earlier podcasts, taking the time to design the environment properly is critical. 7 key elements need to be taken into account in that process, user experience, security, policies, compliance, management, continuity and integration. …

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. …