I think the blog upon how to manage cloud service seamlessly touches the overarching cloud architecture --the cloud strategy as integral piece of business strategy; the knowledge/insight mangement to share best cloud practices; the portal/sevice catalog as interface and service delivery, and cloud governance -continue to monitor and manage cloud performance accordingly.
ProQSys, provider of scalable network security software for enterprise environments, today announces the availability of the latest version of FlowTraq, its flagship product. With significantly enhanced threat detection capabilities, version Q2/13 provides IT security and network managers with more flexibility and power to spot deviating behaviors.
CIO.com blogger Martha Heller, writing in CFO.com, offers some basic advice about how to grow your own IT talent. In a nutshell, she urges CIOs and CFOs to rotate IT leaders in and out of business units; to invite business leaders to meet with senior IT leaders; to embed IT personnel in business units and use a buddy system.
More and more articles point to the uptake of cloud in enterprises. And, if I believe the interactions I have with CIOs, it is definitely the case. The big question is whether to go private or public cloud. That, in my mind, is the wrong question. I’ve already mentioned several times that “one size does not fit all” when we talk about the cloud.
In my last blog post I pointed out you can never actually avoid vendor or technology lock-in. This is particularly applicable to the main orchestration tool you use. You have to choose one orchestrator and will want to stay with that choice for quite some time. So, making the right choice is key.
As I mentioned previously, I’m privileged to meet with companies on a regular basis. And I don’t know how often I’ve had a discussion around the subject of vendor lock-in. I clearly understand the fears companies have to hook themselves with a vendor and not be able to take advantage of innovations coming from other sources.