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So continuing my discussion about my experiences talking to senior management at some of the largest financial, insurance and banking companies about cloud infrastructures, I’ve told you about a couple different kinds of customers (the “Huh?” and the “Been There, Done That”). In this installment, we’ll cover the particular kind of customer who thinks that simply wanting something strongly enough will allow them to negate the laws of business (and physics) and get what they want.
Special Guest Post from Trevor Bunker, Chief Technology Architect, CA Technologies What matters the most to enterprise architects as private clouds take shape at their organizations? The same issues that always matter: standards, repeatability, governance and structure.
I have been writing about my experiences talking to senior management at some of the largest financial, insurance and banking companies about cloud infrastructures and what they thought about the whole space. I broke down my experiences into 4 simple categories:
I have had some interesting conversations with clients about which hypervisor they should choose to run their production systems on. I thought it would be interesting to discuss the matter here and see what others think about virtualization platforms.
A Special 4 Part Blog by Trevor Williamson, Director of Solutions Architecture As I spoke last time about my experiences talking to senior management at some of the largest financial, insurance and banking companies about cloud infrastructures and what they thought about the whole space, I broke down my experiences into 4 simple categories:
Sitting in a meeting with a partner of ours, who provides cloud-based desktop and application services, I was struck by a statement by one of the company founders. He said “Yes, we provide customers with an efficient way to access their corporate data, consume application resources in the cloud, and drive down costs. But I’ve always maintained that our number one value to our customers is that we protect and secure their data.”
Imagine taking the entire core infrastructure of a $100 Million company, loading it into a couple of trucks, and driving it 60 miles down the road to a colocation facility. Add to that the challenge of making sure a 24x7x365 Managed Services organization stays running, even while some of their key systems are bouncing down the highway in the aforementioned convoy. And, for the icing on the cake—throw in the pressure of knowing that, if you screw it all up, odds are you’ll be looking for a new job, likely something along the line of “you want fries with that?”…
Guest Post By Rick Blaisdell: CTO at ConnectEdu Many journalists are comparing the rise of cloud computing with the invention of electricity. Now, we know that journalists are usually prone to the use of hyperbole, as electricity has completely changed the way humans live, and we are now completely dependent on it. What about cloud computing?
My name is Trevor Williamson, and I am a new Director (Solution Architecture) at GreenPages. I have been asked to write a little about what I have been doing over the last year or so. The reason why I was asked to write, other than my obvious technological brilliance, grammatical eloquence and innate humility, is that while technically I am a new employee, I actually worked for GreenPages a little over a year ago, and I have just now returned to a more senior role in the company.