Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs It seems like where ever you look across the public cloud landscape you will find a partnership between VMware and Hyperscaler. Far from 2020 being the year of VDI, it seems to be the year to move your VMware workloads, as VMware workloads, into a Hyperscalers cloud. The current portfolio for public cloud providers where you can run VMware workloads is very impressive; VMware Cloud on AWS… Read More »Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs
Application Ontology I’ve been thinking about the different services, policies and functions that support the delivery of applications to individual lines of business. Many of the organisations seem to struggle with this more than anything else in moving toward cloud adoption. As I’m often found saying “the technology can pretty much be made to do anything, the difficulty comes in first knowing what you want to do and then how you want to manage that”.… Read More »Application Ontology
Following on from my earlier post about requirements, still remains as catchy as ever, I thought I’d try and cover off a quick example of what makes them and principles so important.
When working on any project, before commencing any kind of design work you should have a set of measurable requirements and principles to follow. I appreciate that these are not available in all cases. However, they do take away the guess work during design phases and help to keep everyone focused on deliverable.Read More »Requirements!
Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way that organisations can do business. Bringing benefits, that were previously reserved for those that could spend the cash to build capabilities and capacity, to anybody with a credit card.
Digital disruption means that to remain competitive organisations, increasingly have little choice but to utilise cloud technologies.
Migration to the cloud should be about adding scale, being efficient, enabling innovation and providing great value. It should not result in head scratching and introduced problems! Before pulling the trigger on cloud projects, pause to make sure that you are not about to make an easily avoidable mistake.Read More »Cloud Strategy Mistakes to Avoid
I had the pleasure recently of working with a client that had a very well-defined target architecture. They knew exactly where they wanted to get to and perhaps more importantly they knew why they needed to get there.
They had a defined target with defined business justifications for that target.
From a consultative perspective having this clear understanding of what and why certainly helps me to add value with the technical how.
But what if you don’t have a defined target architecture? What if you don’t know where you need to get to? What do you do then?Read More »Target Architecture
Perhaps not the most eye catching of blog titles, however this is an area I see problems with time and time again. Perhaps it is human nature to get excited and eager, in wanting to skip the requirements phase of any project and jump straight to the solution. It’s something that I’ve been guilty of in the past. Certainly, it is something I’ve anecdotally observed across sectors, industries and technologies.
So, what is the problem? To skip the requirements phase is to run the risk of missing the goals of the project. Read More »Why do I need requirements again?
As discussed in the previous article around cloud strategy, some areas might require there own succinct strategies. This article will attempt to outline some of the cloud security challenges for cloud adoption and promote discussion.
There is an element of stepping into the unknown with cloud and cloud security, to a degree that is caused by the way cloud is represented and sold. As an industry there needs to be an increased understanding about what cloud is, and more specifically about the model that cloud represents. Read More »Cloud Security Strategy
I thought I’d put together an overview of Cloud Strategy Considerations. This isn’t an exhaustive list, is provided for discussion and as with many of my blog posts is partly an aide memoir.
We need a cloud strategy!
Cloud services are not going away, they are very much here to stay. Many organisations will be reviewing strategies for adopting cloud services.Read More »Cloud Strategy Considerations
I get really nervous taking exams. I never feel prepared enough to sit the exam and unless I have a hard deadline I will always procrastinate and avoid revising. That was part of my strategy for booking TOGAF with just two weeks of revision time. Nothing seems to focus my mind more than a tight dealing and a bit of pressure.
So drum roll please….Read More »TOGAF Exams!