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This is the introduction to a five part series focusing on identifying the problem and sharing proven strategies for transforming legacy datacenters and infrastructure to next generation datacenters that operate in a cloud computing like model for enterprise IT. The article builds on concepts I introduced in the book I published in June of 2009, “Next Generation Datacenters in Financial Services (Driving Extreme Efficiency and Effective Cost Savings.” (Elsevier). It is a continuum of thoughts I have shared in the past along with influences of recent dialogues with technology executives and the problems they continue to face. The Problem One of the fundamental barriers to business today is the intersection of the “day in the life” of the business and how that executes across the IT supply chain. The barriers caused by this Business-IT Chasm, include limits placed ... (more)

Next Generation Datacenters: From Legacy to the Cloud

This is part 3 of the continuing article "From Legacy to the Cloud: Next Generation Datacenters" Restating the obvious - Business and IT have planned, designed and operated business systems in a silo-oriented manner with disconnected decisions and actions as to how the business needs to executes and systems are created, implemented and actually operate. In the first two articles in this series I provided details as to the problems with legacy datacenter models & started laying out a proven method to attack the legacy problems by implementing a day in the life approach to get th... (more)

The American Dream Is Alive with Cloud Computing

Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo New York The principles and freedoms of the American dream are finding themselves resurrected again with cloud computing. The following blog will outline background, details and living proof that cloud computing is one of the catalysts of the future that will bring the American dream back! As an immigrant and soon to be citizen of the United States of America, I have experienced first hand and continue to experience the greatness of this country and rewards of the American dream.  My belief system of hard work combined with the principle that "busi... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Computing as the Digital Nervous System of the Enterprise

Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo Businesses today face a tsunami of challenges unlike it has ever faced in history: globalization, geo-political, rise of the Internet consumer, customer mind-share dynamics, proliferation of information and content to manage and maintain (with regulatory & security concerns). This requires new ways to do business: provide an enriched and consistent quality customer experience; conduct business over any form of electronic channel; rapid adoption of new business models; transact business in the most efficient & effective means possible; incorporate... (more)

Eleven Key Components of the Enterprise Cloud

Adaptivity at Cloud Expo Here are the 11 key components that enable IT organizations to operationalize an enterprise cloud: 1. ECONOMIC MODEL Define the business and IT linkage of demand and supply. Orient the analysis and model creations around the interactive dynamics of consumption of IT resources by the business and the fulfillment behavior of processing by IT. This needs to be correlated with the value-chain function and the corresponding products or services, differentiated by business type (liquidity, risk transference, advice), business importance (margin, labor, flow)... (more)