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Workload Assessment for Cloud Migration, Part 2: Service Portfolio Mapping

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By: Andy Troup Successfully assessing workloads and placing them in the appropriate private, hybrid, and public cloud environments can make or break a cloud strategy, enabling greater agility and cost efficiency. In this series, I’m reviewing four key areas to look at when performing a workload assessment. Last time, I suggested a framework for classifying Read more...
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More Thoughts on the Benefits of Standardization

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By: Pierre Moncassin A couple of months back, Rohan Kalra and I looked at how modern IT organizations are helping their clients trade control over compute assets for control over business processes. In the cloud era, we explained, IT can give developers and users immediate access to standard IT services that are accessed and then Read more...
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Clouds are Like Babies

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By: Kurt Milne While preparing for the Datamation Google+ hangout about hybrid cloud with Andi Mann and David Linthicum that took place last week, I referred to Seema Jethani’s great presentation from DevOps Days in Mountain View. Her presentation theme, “Clouds are Like Babies,” was brilliant: Each cloud is a little different, does things its Read more...
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Automated Deployment and Testing Big ‘Hairball’ Application Stacks

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By: Venkat Gopalakrishnan What changes when you automate provisioning of complex, business-critical application stacks? Many good things, as it turns out. As the director of IT Operations in VMware’s corporate IT team, I’m responsible for our portfolio of 140 enterprise applications. Some of these applications are mission critical and power the most important value chain Read more...