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Hard Choices Are Required When Adopting a Cloud Operating Model When was the last time you’ve ever heard anyone say “IT Applications & Operations”? Frankly, in my 30+ year career in IT, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone use this term. The typical term we hear is IT Infrastructure & Operations. These two go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, which tells us a lot about how we view the field of IT. For those that may not be familiar with the role of IT Operations, Joe Hertvik does a great job here of describing IT Operations Management as someone engaged in the role of providing this service to the business. As you can see it’s very interesting how he specifically addresses the gap between responsibilities regarding IT Applications and IT Operations as a Venn diagram in which there is no overlap. However, as we progress from a pre-Cloud Operating Model world t... (more)

Tail Wagging the Dog | @CloudExpo #CloudFoundry #AI #IaaS #PaaS #DevOps

Here’s a novel, but controversial statement, “it’s time for the CEO, COO, CIO to start to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions.” For too many years now technical meritocracy has led the decision-making for the business with regard to platform selection. This includes, but is not limited to, servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud and application platforms. In many of these cases the decision has not worked in favor of the business with regard to agility and costs. I see it now with clients. Senior technical leadership recommending approaches tha... (more)

The Two Faces of #Microservices | @CloudExpo @JPMorgenthal #AI #DevOps

Microservices (μServices) are a fascinating evolution of the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) paradigm. Initial design of DOC attempted to solve the problem of simplifying developing complex distributed applications by applying object-oriented design principles to disparate components operating across networked infrastructure. In this model, DOC “hid” the complexity of making this work from the developer regardless of the deployment architecture through the use of complex frameworks, such as Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and Distributed Component Object Mod... (more)

When Business Processes Don’t Mature

Have you ever dealt with a mid- to large-sized organization and come away from the interaction wondering how an organization of this size could seem so disorganized and chaotic in their dealings with customers?  After all, in order to reach the size they did, they had to have garnered a certain amount of revenue in spite of the disorganization and chaos that’s visible to an outsider.  One can only imagine how much disorganization actually exists if one were to view it from the inside.   And, therein lies the rub; from the inside one does not often see the chaos when they are enta... (more)

Analysis of U.S. CIO Federal Cloud Computing Strategy

On February 8, 2011, the Office of the U.S. Chief Information Office released its Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.  In no uncertain terms, this strategy is focused primarily on one key factor—deliver more value for the same dollars spent.  Semantically, to me, this is a very different statement than establishing this strategy around lowering IT costs.  That is, according to what I can discern, it is not the intention of this document to promote the use of Cloud Computing to reduce the overall spending on IT (at least not at this time), although, one would hope that would be a po... (more)