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VMware #CloudOps Friday Reading Topic – It’s Time for Change

As more organizations leverage software-defined datacenter technology to increase resource utilization and automate IT processes, what does this mean for how IT can organize itself to optimize results?

There are a variety of ways IT can transform itself to increase agility, reduce costs, and improve quality of service.

Cloud Computing: 4 Ways To Overcome IT Resistance (Kyle Falkenhagen, ReadWrite)
Enterprise cloud adoption is a transformative shift – these organizational change strategies can help IT departments fight fear as they move to cloud computing.

Secrets of a DevOps Ninja: Four Techniques to Overcome Deployment Roadblocks (Jonathan Thorpe, Serena Software)
Process consistency and automation help development and operations work closely together to get software that delivers value to customers faster.

On IT’s Influence on Technology Buying Decisions. Role #1: Get Out of the way (Ben Kepes, Diversity Limited)
IT needs to help set parameters, then get out of the way and let the business and users drive the process.

The Orchestrated Cloud (Venyu)
The Software Defined Admin – orchestrates provisioning, scaling, incident response and disaster recovery.

When all resources in the datacenter can be manipulated via API (Software-defined data center), the traditional role of the IT admin and how admins are grouped in the IT organization will change.

This means that IT has a great opportunity to reinvent itself as a strategic business enabler. The question is whether you’re ready to rise to the occasion.

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About Kurt Milne

Kurt Milne is the Director of CloudOps 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. He has written dozens of white papers and articles on topics as diverse as semiconductor design and manufacturing, manufacture shop-floor automation, supply chain integration, IT controls, IT service management, datacenter operations, virtualization, and private cloud.

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  1. kurt milne

    Kamagra – I’m glad you find the info useful. We are stepping up efforts to help our customers drive the transformation of IT ops in the cloud era. Your input and support is what makes the results worth the effort.

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