When I gave the keynote at Open Compute Platform (OCP) European Summit this past October, I talked about disruptive technologies. As anyone reading this blog knows quite well, our industry moves very quickly, constantly bringing new disruptions to market. That’s a given—and a good thing. In this case, what was disruptive five months ago is […]
Currently, there’s a lot of focus in the marketplace on how to successfully implement, use and manage cloud technology, migrate applications and systems to the cloud and use the cloud to solve all the problems and issues in your organization, company, and your life in general. Supposedly, cloud solves everything. Back in 2010, I created […]
One of the things I’ve learned from my work at IBM is that many clients need a hybrid model for information technology (IT). The ability for clients to modernize their existing infrastructure, migrate key data and credentials, establish secure connectivity and use their existing policies and practices is vitally important. While it’s quite popular to […]
Have you ever wondered why most things need to be “software defined” nowadays? Instead of asking if something needs to be software defined, I would ask: Does that something need to be interfaced with or automated through software? For highways, I would ask: Do the highways of the future have to provide interfaces for traffic […]
In my first post, I discussed how combining deployment automation and software-defined environments (SDE) reduces application delivery time and increases agility. In this post, I look at these two solutions in greater depth. In summary, the two solutions deliver the following benefits: • Deployment automation streamlines the deployment of applications to the development, test and […]
This blog post is part of a series in which I am exploring how open cloud-inspired approaches, OpenStack, DevOps and open standards can help IT adapt to the shift to user and customer engagement through social and mobile applications. In many of the client cases I work with, users are demanding new applications and services […]
This blog post is part of a series in which I am exploring open cloud-inspired approaches such as OpenStack, DevOps and open standards. I want to look at how these approaches can enable IT to adapt to the shift to user and customer engagement through social and mobile applications. This debate is shaped by the […]
Dinosaurs are not usually something you equate with cloud computing, but bear with me while using this analogy. Around 20 years ago I had my summer internship in the internal IT department at IBM in Norway, and I can still remember a poster that hung on the one of the office doors. It said “The […]
I believe the enterprise IT application delivery model as it exists today in many organizations is broken. With the advent of cloud, social and mobile, it requires new thinking. Users seem to agree as shadow IT has grown exponentially in recent years. The advisory firm CEB estimates that 40 percent of all IT spending at […]
Cloud computing gave rise to a variety of new technologies that are needed for efficient cloud deployments. DevOps and Software Defined Environments (SDE) are among those. These two technologies are designed to support similar IT infrastructures. Let’s explore how DevOps and SDE are designed to complement each other. What is DevOps? DevOps is a software […]
As the prominence of software defined environments grows in tandem with new vulnerabilities in the virtual environment and the new technologies to secure the virtual assets, picking up an adequate deploy pattern for your security services will become critical to increase your return on investment (ROI).
Organizations today likely face the same challenges as many of our large complex accounts. Specifically, they would like to be in a position to anticipate market changes and shifts in customer sentiments or preferences while continuing to not only outpace the competition, but also disruptions in their space.