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. …

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 …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 7 – A cloud computing case study from ACME Corp.

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource blog in February 2012. In part 4 we looked at criteria to decide which application to locate where, in part 5 we discussed single-tenancy versus multi-tenancy, and in part 6 we looked at different types of clouds we could use to host specific services. Let’s now try …

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 …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 4 – Core versus context services

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in January 2012 In part 3, I talked about the importance for the CIO to become a strategic service broker. I mentioned the CIO will have to decide whether a service resides within the enterprise or is sourced from a public cloud. Let’s take a moment …