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DevOps Adoption Curve

DevOps: Early Adopters and Outcomes – The Disrupters

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In my previous post “DevOps: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?” I attempted to define DevOps by examining its roots and mapping its exponential growth to digital transformation initiatives. In this post, we will look at some of the early adopters of DevOps practices and the successful outcomes achieved. From my perspective, Read more...
The DevOps Loop

DevOps: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?

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Businesses today are well aware that the ability to drive differentiation through digital solutions is critical to their survival. However, decades of focus on cost-cutting and risk elimination have resulted in the perception of their internal IT organization as slow, overly burdened by policy and process, and incapable of supporting, much less driving, innovation. Technology Read more...

The Cloud Operating Model

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The Cloud Operating Model is a high-level representation of how an organization will deliver on its Cloud Strategy. It is a blueprint for organizing effectively to deliver the capabilities and outcomes required to deliver value through cloud services. Once the Cloud Strategy has been defined, ratified, and communicated, the Cloud Operating Model defines the operational Read more...
private vs public cloud cost

To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

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To cloud or not to cloud: that is the question. A critical component of a good cloud strategy is a defined process to determine if a service should be brokered or consumed directly from a public cloud provider, or built out internally as part of a private/hybrid cloud environment. Enterprises need to define the evaluation Read more...
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The Importance of a Cloud Strategy

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A clear, unambiguous, and widely-communicated cloud strategy is critical to the successful transformation of an IT organization. The creation and publication of the cloud strategy document serves to align the various teams across an enterprise to a cohesive plan which informs and guides the adoption of cloud services. The creation of a cloud strategy may Read more...

Mature the Delivery of IT Services

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Automate like a Service Provider – Part II   In my previous post, we discussed adding automation and self-service provisioning to your existing IT services. In this blog post, I’ll share some suggestions to help make it a reality. Mature the Delivery of IT Services   Step 1: Identify the Service Analyze your ticketing system Read more...

Evolve Your Automation Journey with vRealize Automation Cloud

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Automate like a Service Provider – Part I   From IT Operator to IT Service Provider Much of the industry narrative around cloud, positions public cloud services as the solution to bring agility, scale, and flexibility to today’s enterprises. In many cases, the assumption is that these benefits can only be realized through the consumption Read more...