If I look at some of my own personal data that I've accumulated over the years, for example - my contacts - I can tell you that I have that sort of information stored in at least three places: on my phone, on my computer, or written down somewhere. I can also safely say that there's a great deal of overlap between each of these sources, and also a great deal of inconsistency.
There is no denying it: companies are either moving to the cloud or thinking about it. But the choices are many and most companies are still experimenting on what will work best for them. Questions are being asked: Will the Cloud integrate properly with traditional IT? Will we succeed in keeping control of our workloads, data, and costs? What are the long-term benefits of the cloud? Those are huge questions yet to be answered.
If the teams in charge of enterprise applications operations are dedicated to the stability of systems and infrastructure to provide business users with the means to carry out their work, by contrast it is expected of those that develop the applications to regularly develop new features to ensure an evolving and competitive business. These two conflicting objectives often cause problems and tensions between the two teams.
Many years of experience in support tells me that more than 50% of customer cases arise during installation, upgrade, and configuration. When the WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Management Hypervisor Edition was available, it immediately attracted my attention, because it has shown so many promising features that can eliminate many headaches of portal customers.
This article was originally posted on Dustin’s blog A View from the Clouds. A couple of weeks ago, I dropped by the Intel Developer Forum to present a session and listen in on a few others. As always in these types of shows, I learned quite a bit. Most strikingly though, I was reminded of […]
Compute, storage, and network infrastructure use cases continue to remain the bulk of cloud computing discussions in addition to virtualization and server consolidation. Consumption- and subscription-based software services also get attention for specific, non-differentiated services that can be efficiently delivered with cloud. The application platform capability between the infrastructure services (IaaS, infrastructure as a service) […]