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Blueprint4IT on Ulitzer In this exclusive Q&A for SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop - Founder & CEO of Adaptivity - discusses Adaptivity's "IT Transformation Factory" and their Cloud Computing strategy. Bishop gave a General Session at the 5th Cloud Expo in New York in April entitled "Understanding the Relationship Between Workloads and the Cloud." About Tony Bishop: As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for Adaptivity's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking ... (more)

Adaptivity “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of Cloud Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Adaptivity's CEO Tony Bishop (http://tonybishop.ulitzer.com) will be offering major thought leadership on Day Two of the 3-day event in a Morning Keynote. Read Exclusive Cloud Computing Journal Q&A with Tony Bishop here. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. The three-day event will attract more than 5,000 delegates from 48 co... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 New York Expands Technical Program

Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including "Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing," "Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track. Because the sheer quantity and quality of submitted sessions has outstripped the ability to assess each one fully and fairly - there have been a staggering 1,300 submissions thus far, for just 150 or so slots - the deadline for submitting speaking proposals to the conference is also being extended too, unt... (more)

Cloud Expo "Power Panel" Live from Times Square in New York

View this fast-moving industry dicussion panel moderated by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan and featuring Greg O'Connor, CEO of AppZero; Tony Bishop, CEO of Adaptivity; Scott Morrison, CTO of Layer 7 Technologies; Marty Gauvin, CEO of Virtual Ark. The topics discussed include a educative concept coined live during this discussion in order to help explain elastic IT: view now to hear all about "FaaS" (Father as a Service")! ... (more)

Business Value and Cloud Computing

In our last post we discussed the positive shift in the Cloud Computing discourse towards actionable steps rather than philosophical diatribes on definitions. And to support that discussion we offered the following list of things not to do: Not understanding the business value Assuming server virtualization is enough Not understanding service dependencies Leveraging traditional monitoring Not understanding internal/external costs In this installment we are going to focus on the first mistake - failing to understand the business impact of leveraging a Cloud delivery model for a given application or service. What are you trying to do? The first step when evaluating a Cloud delivery option is to define the service: is it new or are you considering porting an existing service? Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. If new, there is a lower financial bar t... (more)

Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop's Cloud Expo Presentation on SYS-CON.TV

Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo The applications in support of an enterprise exhibit a wide range of operational characteristics. That diversity is the key to business success, but it has consequences. Three different perspectives must be accommodated: Enterprise Application Architect - Recognition that a single standard platform configuration is insufficient to meet the behaviors exhibited across the portfolio of applications. Most critical applications have extreme operational requirements that require specialized adjustments to operating environments. Data Center Manager - Accommodating a proliferation of platforms makes it impossible to contain costs, manage complexity or maintain reliability, especially for those critical applications. Business Executive - Applications cost too much to develop, run, and maintain. They cannot correlate growth to investment in I... (more)

Adaptivity Chairman and CEO Launches His Cloud Computing Blog on Ulitzer

Adaptivity Chairman and CEO Tony Bishop launched today his Cloud Computing Blog on Ulitzer, Tony is the Founder and CEO of Adaptivity. As Chairman and CEO, Tony leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for our key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure. Tony and our team have been recognized by the industry with awards from InfoWorld, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Waters, and Wall Street & Technology, amo... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Exclusive Q&A with a Cloud Revolutionary

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Adaptivity, Inc, the company that is putting "IT Blueprinting" on the map of Enterprise IT, is adamant: IT must invest in architecture and engineering, and it must do so right away, here and now in 2010, 2011 and beyond. An innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations, before founding Adaptivity Bishop served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia's Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure. So he knows whereof he speaks. And speak he does, including an upcoming keynote on The Enterprise Cloud Revolution that he is due to deliver next month at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, t... (more)

Vivek Kundra: "Engage the American People in their Daily Digital Lives"

Today I attended a very impressive talk by the Federal CIO, Mr. Vivek Kundra at a Northern Virginia Technology Council Public Policy event. His open and "matter of fact" approach to explaining the coming government IT transformation was focused and direct. After engaging the audience with a personal anecdote about the 9/11 interview in Arlington that catapulted his professional career, he outlined why Virginia was his model for transforming the Federal information technology platform and bureaucracy. In tackling this huge task, his baseline assumptions appear to be as follows: The Federal Government has not done a good job of establishing IT requirements; Private companies have not been held accountable for their failures in delivering IT to the Federal enterprise; and "Faceless accountability" for the failure of Federal IT efforts must become a thing of the past.... (more)

Nine Design Principles of an Enterprise Cloud-oriented Datacenter Blueprint

An Enterprise Cloud-oriented datacenter is a top-down, demand driven datacenter design that maximizes efficiency and minimizes traditional IT waste of power, cooling, space, and capacity under-utilization while providing enhanced levels of service and control. The following design principles are proven to enable firms to create an enterprise cloud-oriented datacenter. #1: Dynamic provisioning A package-once, deploy-many application facility that incorporates application, infrastructure, and IP dependencies into a simple policy library is critical. This affords the capability to deploy in minutes versus days. #2: Dynamic execution management Dynamic execution management performs allocation that is managed in real time based on monitored workloads compared against service contracts adjusting allocation of applications, infrastructure services, and infrastructure resour... (more)

Building the Cloud Blueprint for Enterprise IT

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here! The "root cause" of IT delivery limitations is directly linked to how systems are designed, built and implemented. Designing and implementing cloud in an enterprise requires a multi-dimensional design approach. In his general session at Cloud Expo East, Tony Bishop, Founder and CEO of Adaptivity, walked through how to create a tailored Cloud blueprint for Enterprise IT. You wouldn't build a building without a blueprint, right? So why would you build a Cloud for IT without a blueprint? Click Here to View This Session Now! About the Speaker Tony Bishop is the Founder and CEO of Adaptivity. As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for the company's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strateg... (more)