Posts Tagged ‘ cloud computing ’

Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment | CloudTimes

Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment | CloudTimes

I had another article published by the great team over at CloudTimes, titled Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment. In it I cover the challenges of the ‘cloud of clouds’, with the complexity of SDLC involving APIs, devops, rogue IT, and more … Accelerated software development has become a consistent refrain among many IT organizations. This is especially true for those leveraging next-generation technologies, such as mobility, big data, and cloud. Many organizations are making it happen, thanks to focused teams who have a number of application development tools at their disposal that are designed to streamline the creation and delivery of apps to their end users. But the job gets increasingly difficult in what I call “the cloud of clouds”—a multi-cloud environment that features layers of clouds: some on-premise, some in public domains, and some hybrid. You…

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TechViews Unplugged: August 2013

TechViews Unplugged: August 2013

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss mobile PCs, SIM card hacks, the Internet of Things, cows with internet sensors, cloud computing and more! via TechViews Unplugged – Mobile PCs, SIM Card Hack, The Internet of Things – YouTube.

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How devops and cloud can remake your IT department – Network World

How devops and cloud can remake your IT department – Network World

We had a great TechViews tweetchat recently, all on the topic of DevOps. Great turnout, and you might still be able to read the Storify transcript here. A couple of days later, Brandon Butler of Network World wrote a really great article, ‘How devops and cloud can remake your IT department‘, with commentary from Kyle MacDonald, vice president of cloud at Ubuntu; Andy Knosp, vice president of product at Eucalyptus; Lori MacVitte, a senior product manager and blogger at F5; and Chris Williams, co-founder of Rafter. In it Brandon et al explore how devops and cloud computing can reshape IT departments willing to make the jump. Then along the way, he cites me, from our TechViews tweetchat! One of the fears about devops and the cloud is what it means for traditional roles of IT folks. In this new world of combined roles, where do traditional operations folks fit in? In a recent…

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How hybrid cloud is hastening the demise of traditional firewall security – Network World

How hybrid cloud is hastening the demise of traditional firewall security – Network World

I spoke with Brandon Butler of Network World recently about the future of the firewall, and he put some of my comments in a great article titled, How hybrid cloud is hastening the demise of traditional firewall security. You should totally go and read it over at Network World, but to give you a taste …  It’s not a new notion, but one that is gaining adherents: Perimeter-based security options like firewalls and access controls just will not cut it for new technologies that expand beyond corporate networks. “Identity is the new perimeter,” said Andi Mann, a vice president at CA Technologies, during a Google Hangout with other cloud experts sponsored by Datamation recently. “You can’t lock down by firewalls any more – you can’t even really lock down by application access anymore because you’re getting portions of an application from different services and different providers.” See the original via…

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How Large Companies Are Driving Innovation

How Large Companies Are Driving Innovation

There is this myth that large enterprises can’t be innovative. Nothing could be further than the truth, and to prove it, I recently gave a videotaped talk where I ran through my top ten examples of the IT-led innovation that is taking place in many of today’s largest organizations. All these organizations are taking advantage of disruptive technologies such as mobile, social, the cloud, and the Internet of things to create new possibilities that engage their customers and drive more business. Give the video a view and see if these examples spark some ideas for what you can try in your own organization. Click here to learn more on 10 Stories of IT-Led Business Innovation. Alas, I ran out of time to run through all ten examples, so the video highlights my top five favorite examples of IT-led innovation in large enterprises. I told my live audience to look the others…

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Open Source Cloud: Video Roundtable – Datamation

Open Source Cloud: Video Roundtable – Datamation

Hey, I was lucky enough to be invited back to a Google Hangout with James Maguire of Datamation, this time to talk Hybrid Cloud Computing! Some cool smart people were there again too, this time the panel was David Linthicum, Kurt Milne, and myself. I managed to contain myself around such a luminary as David, and think I did okay. And of course, all respect for my co-author and eminent cloud and virtualization guru, Kurt. Again, we were hosted by James, managing editor of Datamation. It was streamed live, with in-depth discussion of hybrid cloud computing, including the advantages and disadvantages of this growing format. Catch the whole thing over at Datamation –http://www.datamation.com/events/hybrid-cloud-computing-video-roundtable.html

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Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos

Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos

I was interviewed recently by the wonderful people at Le Cercle Les Echos. In it, I talked to them about the issues with ‘cowboys’ in the cloud, and the need for ‘grown-up’ management tools: LE CERCLE. L’hésitation de certaines entreprises à se lancer dans le Cloud computing tant que le marché n’est pas encore totalement arrivé à maturité, n’est pas un gage de réussite pour ces dernières. En réalité, plus une entreprise accumulera de l’expérience dans le Cloud, mieux elle saura en tirer les bénéfices. C’est en effet l’un des principaux enseignements d’une étude intitulée : “TechInsights Report: Cloud Succeeds. Now What ?” et conduite par CA Technologies auprès d’entreprises engagées dans le Cloud depuis plus d’un an (janvier 2013). Read the original article (in French) at the source – Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos or check the English (Manglish) version at Google…

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▶ CloudViews Unplugged: June 2012

▶ CloudViews Unplugged: June 2012

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt discuss government savings from cloud, cloud bill shock, solar cloud, Google Chrome, Facebook, Siri and more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39INztmCeFI To read the show notes for this episode and for more cloud content, please visit the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise: via ▶ CloudViews Unplugged: June 2012 – YouTube.

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Maturity in the Cloud: Start Thinking Like a Grown-Up | CloudTimes

Maturity in the Cloud: Start Thinking Like a Grown-Up | CloudTimes

I had a new article posted by the good people over at CloudTimes, titled ‘Maturity in the Cloud: Start Thinking Like a Grown-Up‘. In it I review the results of new research into cloud computing that shows the businesses that are most successful with cloud are the ones that are have dived in, even at its earliest: Despite the inclination to wait until all of the cloud’s kinks have been worked out, holding off on cloud initiatives until the industry matures won’t guarantee success. The fact is, the greater an organization’s experience with cloud, the greater the benefits. This is one of the key findings in CA Technologies’ “TechInsights Report: Cloud Succeeds. Now What?,” a new study that queried 542 organizations in the United States and Europe using various types of cloud for at least one year or more. Read the whole article at the source – Maturity in the…

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What Happened at CA World: Mobility, DevOps and, Yes, the Mainframe

What Happened at CA World: Mobility, DevOps and, Yes, the Mainframe

After attending at least five CA Worlds over the years, the most recent show in Las Vegas hummed with a new kind of vitality. Here are some of my first impressions of what I saw and heard at CA World 2013. From our own CEO’s comments to the booths to customers describing their work, the talk and excitement went far beyond the usual topics, such as ITIL and service management. CA World has always been really practical, pragmatic and useful. This year it also had an excitement that I hadn’t felt before. What struck me especially was how our customers are finding new ways to drive innovation and business value in everything from mobile to DevOps to mainframes. First up is mobility. My conversations at CA World drove home to me how mobility is fundamentally changing the role of IT and how it develops apps. On the show floor I was…

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Nick Carr’s ‘IT Doesn’t Matter’ still matters – Network World

Nick Carr’s ‘IT Doesn’t Matter’ still matters – Network World

I recently spoke with one of my favorite commentators, Network World journalist/editor Ann Bednarz (@annbednarz), on the 10th anniversary of the publication of Nick Carr’s seminal article, “IT Doesn’t Matter’.  Carr’s article shook the foundations of IT – not entirely for the right reasons, or in the right way. In her new article, Ann does a great job tapping into the zeitgeist of that time, reviewing the surprisingly long tail of this article. I am honored that she chose to include some of my thoughts too: The jarring headline of Carr’s May 2003 article, “IT Doesn’t Matter,” is what many people remember, and it tends to overshadow his more thought-provoking thesis: that companies have overestimated the strategic value of IT, which is becoming ubiquitous and therefore diminishing as a source of competitive differentiation. … “He didn’t look into the future. He looked at the present state and saw a lethargic,…

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