Business Agility

Business Agility covers using the technical agility delivered by virtualization and cloud computing to improve business agility, performance and results. This includes the agility derived from the proper implementation of Agile and DevOps methodologies, the agility derived from proper application and system architectures,|the agility derived from the proper implementation of Infrastructure as a Server (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) clouds, the agility derived from proper monitoring of the environment coupled with a process to resolve problems quickly, and the agility derived from have continuous availability through the use of high availability and disaster recovery products and procedures in place.

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Replacing Franken-Monitors and Frameworks with the Splunk Ecosystem

December 2, 2013
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Franken-Monitorsmall

In Beware of the Franken-Monitor, we explained how many enterprises ended up with Franken-Monitors and the dangers associated with assuming that the present state of management tools can make the transition into the software-defined data center (SDDC) and the cloud. In Getting Rid of Your Franken-Monitor, we explained how to use green-field islands to put…

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Beware of the Franken-Monitor

November 11, 2013
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Franken-Monitorsmall

If you have a Franken-Monitor, you should get rid of it. If you do not have a Franken-Monitor, you should avoid buying or building one at all costs. The correct approach is to use a strategy and an architecture to procure a set of best of breed solutions that can be easily integrated into a…

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Monitoring for Agile Operations and DevOps

November 5, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

Building an Agile Operations process will require changes in organization, processes and tools. This is an essential journey for any organization that wishes to remain relevant in the age of Agile Development, the Software Defined Data Center and the Cloud.

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Microsoft Ends Preview Period for HDInsight

October 31, 2013
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CloudComputing

Microsoft is in the news in that they are finally ending their extended months-long preview period of HDInsight and rolling out the welcome mat for big data workloads in the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform.

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Transforming Desktops: PC Lifecycle Management

October 30, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

Personal Computer Life-cycle Management (PCLM) is set of processes which manage end-user devices transforming desktops from procurement to sunset. A well developed methodology will cover all aspects of architecture, procurement, management and decommissioning of end user devices.

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Transforming Desktops, Applications First

October 28, 2013
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Transforming Desktops, Applications First

Transforming desktops is a multi-faceted process. To start, you need to get a hold of your existing desktop service inventory applications.

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Are Market Dynamics Going to Kill IBM?

October 23, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

While IBM is still a huge (and profitable) technology company it is on the wrong side of nearly every important market dynamic in the technology industry. We have a long way to go before IBM is a buggy whip, but things are definitely headed in that direction.

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VMworld 2013 Update: VMware’s Management Strategy

October 22, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

With this set of announcements, VMware has solidified its position as a leader in providing a suite of management solutions across its own data center virtualization platform, the VMware Hybrid Cloud Service, Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon AWS. As more of the data center gets virtualized, virtualization and cloud focused solutions like these from VMware become…

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Management Frameworks Will Die

September 30, 2013
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BlindDinosaur

Agile development, DevOps, language proliferation, platform proliferation, scaled out data centers, and applications distributed across private, hybrid and public clouds make management frameworks into dangerously useless legacy software. New economic models for selling and purchasing management software make frameworks unacceptably expensive. For these reasons frameworks need to be put on the glide path to oblivion.

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