"More specifically, we learned that data breaches are the top concern for 90% of IT security professionals. Despite this, only 15% of those same IT professionals surveyed, described their organizations as “well prepared” for a security breach."
It’s all about “Platform as a Service” these days. But juxtaposed to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), what does PaaS mean, and how do you make the right choice for a given application? I see at least two different kind of PaaS environments addressing different scenarios and needs. It’s important, when embarking on the development and/or migration of an application to a cloud environment, to thoroughly think through which PaaS environment to use.
Converged Infrastructure (CI) has generated as much curiousity among CIOs as any IT topic. How do I know? When we did a post about Converged Infrastructure for Dummies 2.0 a few months ago, several CIOs trying to get it were irate when there was a registration glitch to activate the download. I mean downright angry!
It's interesting that two or three roles, the legitimacy of the CIO was very much in question. That does not seem to be the case today. Am I wrong and if not, why is this? Why has that concern gone away?
Every 5 years or so, the IT industry comes up with a new term to represent the industry/technology evolution. Do you remember mainframe, mini, client/server, DCE, object orientation, SOA, web services, cloud ….
Let’s continue our journey discussing the 5 use cases helping you embark on the journey to cloud. Use case 4 is probably one of the most interesting ones and directly responds to the pressure put on the CIO to try keeping IT under control.
First, yesterday the day started with keynotes from Dave Donatelli, George Kadifa and Mike Nefkins. Dave discussed new products in the server, storage and network area, focusing mainly on the software defined ones, describing how HP addresses software defined data centers. George and his team walked us through the HAVEn announcement and showed through three new products how HAVEn can be used to gain better understanding of our IT environments.
As you probably know by now, I have the opportunity to talk to many CIOs about cloud and how to take some of their activities to the cloud. As long as we discuss options, concepts, offerings etc. the discussion is animated. But at one moment, THE question pops up. How can we go after this? How do we start?