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Founder, Chairman and CEO of Adaptivity, Inc, the company that is putting "IT Blueprinting" on the map of Enterprise IT, is adamant: IT must invest in architecture and engineering, and it must do so right away, here and now in 2010, 2011 and beyond. An innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations, before founding Adaptivity Bishop served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia's Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure. So he knows whereof he speaks. And speak he does, including an upcoming keynote on The Enterprise Cloud Revolution that he is due to deliver next month at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, t... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Computing Requires Service-Level Discipline

Adaptivity at Cloud Expo Organizations have become increasingly dependent on technical infrastructure to enable customer interactions. As such, the business has a vested interest in making sure its technology partners understand what constitutes good customer experience so that it’s prepared for projected volumes and rapidly knows how to resolve any impediments. Yet, the industry standard model and best practices for establishing, managing, and measuring contracts via traditional Service Level Agreements (SLAs) has not been successful. In practice most agreements are based on si... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Design and Understanding Latency

Tony Bishop Keynote at Cloud Expo Design of enterprise clouds incorporate multiple dimensions (security, data,service brokering, infrastructure management, etc..) and one of the most critical to understand is the impact of latency. With Network vendors starting to provide 10GigE connections, switches and fabric, and given the exponentially increasing demand for bandwidth, enterprises will buy this equipment. Design considerations for eterprise clouds must be aware and accomodate for applications that can gobble up ubiquitous and on-demand bandwidth of cloud delivery model. It i... (more)

Enabling Enterprise Cloud Models

In moving to the cloud, Enterprise IT needs to get their arms around the cause/effect and limitations that existing datacenter infrastructure design has on their agility to adopt and exploit cloud-computing models. Previous datacenter design choices have resulted in not meeting the needs of the business. In particular, these design choices have resulted in complexity, waste, performance barriers, and cost models that don't work for the business. Lack of understanding and transparency of what has been done in the past will continue to create misalignment with business needs if no... (more)

How the Enterprise Cloud Computing Affects the Datacenter

Adaptivity at Cloud Expo There are a variety of applications that support numerous business lines across an enterprise. These applications exhibit a wide range of operational characteristics as they service the diverse business demands. That diversity is the key to business success, but it has consequences. Ask an enterprise application architect about how IT should run a data center and you will find that the range of behaviours exhibited across the portfolio of applications cannot be run on one set of standard platform configurations. Most critical applications have extreme ope... (more)