In a recent conversation with a government technology official the topic of conducting a converged infrastructure asset audit arose. As you know, these audits are typically designed to determine the hardware and software inventory in governmental agencies in much the same way that clerks would do inventory in grocery stores after hours.
Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be challenging. I personally believe that every company has the ability to migrate most of their existing business to the cloud, but before doing so, it’s necessary to complete a proper assessment of your applications and the requirements needed to support them.
If you want to know what technologies are rocking IT's foundations, look no further than cloud, Big Data and smart phones. Here's IDC's latest predictions (IDC and the ECF are both part of International Data Group):
-- More than one billion smart phones will be sold or twice as many as two years ago. That number is forecast to hit 1.7 billion by 2017.
Cloud services in use at enterprises are "broad and rampant," according to a new study of more than 3,000,000 million across 100 companies in financial services, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, media the and the services industry.
I write about cloud computing so much that it’s a wonder I don’t have VMs spinning up in my head. And yet I simply can’t stay away from the topic. It’s too fascinating, too compelling a technology paradigm for me not to think about. As I’ve mentioned, I think it’s the next major fundamental shift in technology, destined to change both the economics and the compute strategy of generations to come.
These five check list items in evaluating whether to move an app to the cloud are practical and spot on. Well, four of them are. I take issue with one even though the author of this Information Week piece is a CIO and I am not.