There are multiple vendors trying to say that DCIM is easy, as if saying it enough times will make it so. I know it isn’t true because I work with their customers years later as they replace these easy DCIM solutions which are not providing them the value they thought they were buying. It is not enough to simply import your Visio diagram and transfer data from spreadsheets to a database and then call it a DCIM solution. DCIM solutions are not magical. DCIM is more than a hardware or software product; it is a process which involves multiple groups in your organization, many of which are currently working in siloes.
We’re really getting caught up in the whole software-defined storage, flash, converged architecture conversation. When looking at storage platforms, take the time to look at ALL of the features, optimizations, and add-ons storage platforms have. Do you need direct API integration for OpenStack? Are you looking for specific types of compression technologies? How cloud-ready do you want to be with storage? There are a lot of often overlooked software tools that can really go a long way.
As an IT veteran, I have observed and helped drive tremendous change, not just in the technologies we use but how we use them. Among the more dramatic shifts has been the definition of being a mobile worker. When I was a mainframe programmer in the late 80’s, being “highly mobile” meant I could log in at any mainframe terminal in the office, do my programming, submit my jobs to the queue and do my (internal only) email.
One of the newest buzz words in IT organizations is “DevOps.” The principles of DevOps are contrary to how IT has traditionally managed software development and deployment. So, why are more and more organizations looking to DevOps to help them deliver IT services to customers better, cheaper and faster? But…what exactly is DevOps anyway? It is not a job or a tool or a market segment; it’s best defined as a methodology, or an approach.
All signs indicate that 2016 will be a year of many challenges. Disruptive technologies will be introduced, the exponential increase in computing power will continue, while businesses will demand a prompt response to quickly changing requirements. At the same time the requirement to be highly resource efficient will stay the same.
As a result of these challenges we predict these changes will emerge in 2016:
Many of VMware’s customers have deployed private or hybrid clouds and automated the delivery of Infrastructure as a Service. While this accelerates the delivery of individual machines from days to hours and minutes, it only addresses about 10% of the overall business agility problem. Someone has to take those infrastructure components and […]
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Global enterprise is going through a disruption, wherein companies are trying to redefine their business models, create and sell differentiated products and services, engage customers and communities, and innovate and optimize to remain competitive.
“…CEOs were quick to recognize that there are significant challenges that are causing disruption across all aspects of their organization,” Mark A. Goodburn, Global Head of Advisory at KPMG, told Forbes when discussing their research into growth in a more competitive environment.
Over the years, I have had numerous interesting discussions on IT Services Management (ITSM) with CIOs from various organizations. It gives me immense pleasure to see that many of these customers have moved forward in the ITSM continuum. It’s a positive change, both in terms of their understanding of the subject, and taking initiatives to implement it.