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Adaptivity Session at Cloud Expo There is so much waste in the data centers of Fortune 1000 companies today that a CIO – as an officer of the company – could be considered in breach of their fiduciary duty to stockholders given the dollars in question. Of course that requires costs transparency, so sadly most are safe for now. It seems that every new technology innovation brings the promise of greater efficiencies and cost savings but in reality tends to leave a mess of ‘legacy’ infrastructure on the floor that results in a net higher TCO than the CIO had in the first place. So what does this have to do with Cloud Computing? While there is no shortage of companies trying to ply their wares as the ideal enabler for Cloud, I am surprised by the lack of attention from vendors that have the most to gain – the Cloud providers themselves. If I put on my CIO shoes here are... (more)

From Legacy to the Cloud: Next Generation Datacenters

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 exe... (more)

Clouds for the Enterprise Security & Performance

Cloud Security Journal The intent of the blogs is to provide the thought leadership for readers seeking to create a sound strategy for exploiting cloud computing for the enterprise. Foundational principles of enterprise-class clouds To create a real-time enterprise, firms must assemble an IT operation that executes as the business behaves: on demand, ad-hoc and predictable calendar events The IT delivery model must accommodate an as-needed/when-needed set of capabilities that deliver information, processing, and collaboration in an on-demand manner Operational risk cannot be sac... (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)

Enterprise Cloud Computing Utilities

Today’s CIO organizations face a complex array of challenges in managing the Business Platform (the group of applications and services that implement the Business Value Chain (BVC)). The business expects technology innovation as a business differentiator, demands application portfolio stability, requires change requests to be handled promptly, experiences growth rates that are often unpredictable and exponential, and exerts continuous pressure to reduce product time to market. Complicating this, these challenges are being made to IT with reduced investment support from the busine... (more)