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4 Steps to a Successful Business Transformation

4 Steps to a Successful Business Transformation

by: Kasia Moreno, Contributor, Kasia Moreno It’s transform or wither in today’s business environment, with multiple transformation triggers creating strong pressure simultaneously. This state of affairs results from two factors, explains Robert T. Vanderwerf, U. S. Leader, KPMG Strategic Services Group. Continue reading at forbes.com This post is brought to you as part of the(…)

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On Uber and IT Infrastructure

On Uber and IT Infrastructure

by: Uber is doing their part to disrupt an industry that hasn’t seen much innovation in decades. And for cities whose public transportation is only moderately effective, the change cannot come fast enough. But what is Uber actually providing? And based on that, what are they competing for? Continue reading at SDN Journal This post(…)

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Business Transformation Big Bang Battle Zone

Business Transformation Big Bang Battle Zone

by: This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services We are all aware that business needs to change into business 2.0 today – or even some version of business 3.0 if you truly want to start placing new social and semantically-aware labels on the modern business model of today. It(…)

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Application Centricity Is the Only Way Forward

Application Centricity Is the Only Way Forward

by: Early Bird Savings There has been a revolution in application release scheduling in recent years as the nature of applications has evolved and development methodologies shift. With DevOps now hitting the mainstream,IT is becoming more agile, responsive and aligned to business goals. But traditional application infrastructure – the world of servers, network switches and(…)

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OpenStack Fundamentals: Ceph: Distributed Storage for the Cloud

OpenStack Fundamentals: Ceph: Distributed Storage for the Cloud

by: Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability. With an advanced placement algorithm, active storage nodes, and peer-to-peer gossip protocols, Ceph scales from terabytes to exabytes with no single point of failure. Through native integrations with OpenStack and Apache CloudStack, Ceph provides(…)

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The Relevance of OpenDaylight’s Hydrogen Release

The Relevance of OpenDaylight’s Hydrogen Release

by: OpenDaylight’s first release, appropriately named the Hydrogen release, is imminently available. This marks the initial release of the networking industry’s largest open source SDN initiative. While most of the attention will naturally flow towards the newly-minted controller’s capabilities, the relevance of the Hydrogen release extends well beyond mere features and lines of code. Continue reading at(…)

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The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

by: In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it’s time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. Continue reading at Government(…)

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Cloud Operating Model Transformation

Cloud Operating Model Transformation

by: Choong Keng Leong In my previous blogs I have discussed setting up a Self Service Portal and what a Service Catalog and Chargeback model look like. Let’s now look at the implementation of an IT operating model to support the Cloud way of delivering IT services. Both EMC and VMware have published articles on(…)

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Software Defined – Not About Infrastructure

Software Defined – Not About Infrastructure

by: The term “software defined” has taken many forms in recent months from Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC), Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) to even component vendors adopting the tagline to exalt their own agenda with Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Software Defined Storage (SDS). Yet ironically the majority of the vendors adopting the tagline are also(…)

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