Cloud is a Journey, not a Destination
November 04, 2020
Remember when you were a kid and went on a family vacation with your parents in the car? If you were lucky enough to take a road trip on the Classic Route 66, you might have seen some cool sights like the Gateway Arch in St Louis or the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma or maybe even the Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona. You of course were excited to be seeing so many cool things even if you had to be stuck in a car with your pesky siblings. Your parents of course knew you were learning new things during the whole journey.
Tags: Cloud, Data Center
Building Forward Thinking IT Architecture with Strategic Business Intent
May 17, 2020
Like 90,000 others, I attended Think2020 virtually this year. There were over 250 virtual labs covering everything from #AI to #Cloud to #5G. Some of the themes of the conference that resonated for me were Hybrid IT and the OpenShift messaging of “Run on Anything, Anywhere”
Tags: AI, Cloud, 5G
The right IT infrastructure is hybrid
March 04, 2020
From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends on the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM.
Gartner forecasts worldwide public cloud revenue will grow 17 percent in 2020. While it’s clear that cloud is still being rapidly adopted, on premises and private cloud are growing as well. My team and I see this on a daily basis as we visit with enterprise clients...
Dear CFO: Are Your Cloud Costs Out of Control? Ask IT These 4 Questions to Find Out Why
November 13, 2019
This article for Oracle Netsuite that discusses 4 Questions to find out why cloud costs are creeping up. Jo begins by asking 4 critical questions designed to foster constructive dialogue between CIO and CFO to help understand and contain optimal cloud spending.
Tags: Cloud, Procurement, Business Strategy
Secure hybrid cloud with encryption everywhere on IBM z15
October 07, 2019
Securing hybrid cloud environments is a shared responsibility. IT teams are looking for reliable tools to help navigate the process. It’s ideal if these tools can scale automatically and are customizable and programmable. Tailoring security for a client’s specific environment is key. A nice-to-have is a security tool that has a certain degree of decision making baked in. Smart tools or systems like this allows for security decisions to be made in real time on behalf of the organization.
Tags: Cloud, Privacy, Data Center
3 reasons why enterprise clients are opting for hybrid cloud
August 03, 2019
Tags: Cloud, Data Center
VMware on AWS: A Fit for Your Customers?
July 11, 2019
Many people may not realize that VMware has been a pioneer and leading innovator of “software-defined” technology for almost two decades. It is best known as a market leader in virtualization technology – the basis of software-defined servers, storage and networking – that has been the key enabler of enterprise-class private cloud infrastructure globally.
9 Pitfalls of Cloud Migration and How to Protect Your Customer
February 28, 2019
Jo Peterson co-authored an article about the pitfalls of cloud migration and how IT professionals can avoid some of the common missteps and misconceptions that lead to poor outcomes.
Tags: Cloud, Customer Experience, Change Management
Ericsson provides orchestration agility for service providers
May 15, 2017
According to Forbes the Internet Of Things Market To Reach $267B By 2020. Much of the underlying platform technology that IoT will use to provide digital transformation globally will be cloud services. Cloud operators need to be agile to deliver services on a global scale. We’ve entered an era where speed is essential. Along with speed comes the need for governance. Delivering service to customers on demand is table stakes. The partners who are embracing this challenge realize that customer provisioning of cloud environments must move from weeks to minutes and service level agreements must be measured and enforced. As cloud providers move forward to meet client demand, automated orchestration at scale is a foundational need.
Tags: Cloud, Agile
AWS Or Azure? 7 Decision Points
December 18, 2015
We’re often asked, “What are the differences between AWS and Azure?" The question generally comes from clients looking to decide which path to head down, a decision that depends on figuring out the best-long term solution to support a particular workload and satisfy a client’s business needs and drivers.