Don’t get me wrong. I am not writing this article to encourage or show people how to fail. I am sure that every person or organization wants to succeed. As we all know, unless you are super lucky, you will likely experience a few failures before success is achieved. “Fail fast, fail cheap” is the motto for rapid innovation. It is about quickly turning ideas into reality. It’s about speeding up the process of experimentation, learning and eventually get to winning business outcomes quickly.
Don’t just look for ways to incrementally improve your datacenter efficiency, or tips to make your existing legacy applications run a little faster. Look for the BIG WINs – discover what are the pragmatic ways to transform your business and how you deliver IT and business services!! There is no better place to go for the BIG WIN than in Las Vegas, at HP’s premier event HP Discover from June 2 -4, 2015.
There has been a lot of discussions out there about moving applications to the cloud for the benefits of scale and agility. However, not too many people truly understand how to reap the full benefits of cloud. I like to touch on a few basic concepts here on how to write a cloud-native application that is smart enough to take advantage of a true cloud infrastructure environment.
I have been fortunate in having many opportunities to work with different types of clients in various vertical industries. While not every organization has the same challenges when moving to the cloud, I do see one common theme that, while many of them understand the benefits of cloud, they don’t know how to get there. Many of them believe that if they virtualize everything, they will be in the cloud. And that is simply not the case.
I recently spoke with the CIO of a major Asian manufacturer, who relayed a familiar tale of woe: his developers aren’t able to release applications quickly enough to meet the demands of the business. After finishing an application, rather than moving on to the next project, the developers have to spend time in production fixing bugs and other problems. At the same time, business leaders are pressuring IT and the app dev team to release applications faster. To remedy the situation, the CIO planned to hire more staff, even though the extra resources would strain his budget.