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For Busy People Who Do Things

By: Kurt Milne

This blog is for busy people who do things. It offers applied insights and lessons learned for IT infrastructure and operations professions responsible for building, managing and optimizing IT Operations in the cloud era.

And, it is for people who make decisions about how to do things. It offers insights and frameworks to guide decisions that impact strategy and execution in a software-defined data center.

VMware is investing in CloudOps – a new operating model for highly automated infrastructure, which we often refer to as the Software Defined Data Center. We understand that change in technology is driving the evolution of the people, process, organization, governance and business management of IT operations, as surely as automobiles created a need for driver training and traffic laws.

And we are committed to helping our customers discover, refine and validate best practices that optimize results, as we deploy powerful new technology capabilities.

CloudOps is a term that represents a new way of managing IT. Not everything new is cloud. And not everything cloud is new. But the term CloudOps is intended to stand for an updated set of operating practices and principles that apply in this post -silo era.

We assume change will be uneven. Many of the IT best practices currently in place will hold and apply as more dynamic service delivery models take hold. But some practices will need more than tweaks and require significant transformation to fit the capabilities and constraints in an abstracted, pooled, and automated environment. Some existing practices will no longer be needed. And other new practices will be born of necessity.

It is an amazing time to be an IT professional. Join us on this exciting journey to discover how to optimize results in the software-defined datacenter, and be sure to follow these hashtags on Twitter to join the conversation: #cloudops, #sddc.

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About Kurt Milne

Kurt Milne is the Director of Product Marketing at VMware with more than 20 years of experience in various executive management, engineering, and analyst positions at leading tech companies, including Hewlett-Packard, BMC Software and several startups. In 2011, he released a book called “Visible Ops Private Cloud: from virtualization to private cloud in 4 practical steps”. Formerly the Managing Director of the IT Process Institute, he was the primary investigator and author of 6 major research studies on private cloud, virtualization, IT controls, change configuration and release, strategic alignment and IT governance.