Isn't it time for us to have a blueprint for IT?


Subscribe to Blueprint4IT: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Blueprint4IT: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn

Top Stories

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 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 CEO to Present at Cloud Expo East

Adaptivity General Session at Cloud Expo 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 the 5th International Cloud Expo, Tony Bishop, Founder and CEO of Adaptivity, will walk 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? Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five times a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The 5th International Cloud Expo is co-located with the 8th International Virtualization Conference ... (more)

Cloud Expo Sponsor Adaptivity Named OnDemand Top 100 Winner

Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo Adaptivity, a leader in IT design for cloud computing and data center transformation, on Friday announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners.  Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Adaptivity was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Adaptivity and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's OnDemand event on April 19, 2010, at Hewlett-Packard's Worldwide Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. This two-and-a-... (more)

Back to the Future: Monitoring the Cloud

Over the past several weeks we have been discussing some of the mistakes made in early cloud deployments. As a refresher, here are the issues we outlined: Not understanding the business value Assuming server virtualization is enough Not understanding service dependencies Leveraging traditional monitoring Not understanding internal/external costs This week, we're exploring the problems associated with leveraging traditional monitoring solutions in a Cloud delivery paradigm. There is a common assumption that leveraging a Cloud operating model will save money. We won't debate the accuracy of this statement (tune into our next installment for that discussion!). For the purposes of this discussion, we'll assume it's true. But if that's the only benefit who, besides your CFO, really cares? Everyone wants to save money, but if you told a critical business customer that you w... (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)

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)

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 (, which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Adaptivity's CEO Tony Bishop ( 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)

Adaptivity’s Mike Tardif to Discuss the Science Of IT Design in the Cloud

Adaptivity Session at Cloud Expo The "root cause" of IT delivery limitations is directly linked to how systems are designed, built and implemented. Transforming IT Design from an Art to a Science is a critical success factor to enabling the Enterprise Cloud. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! In his session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Mike Tardif, Chief Strategist for Adaptivity, will describe how to take the aspects of IT Economics, IT Physics and IT Supply Chain Management and create a systematic design discipline that will enable you to create higher performing and more cost-effective IT solutions for the Enterprise Cloud. You wouldn't build a building without a blueprint, right? So why would you build a Cloud for IT without a blueprint? Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five ti... (more)

Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop Expounds on Physics of Cloud at Cloud Expo

During his keynote at the Fifth International Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop presented a comprehensive view of the "science" involved in designing Cloud Computing infrastructure, whether public, private, or hybrid. "You need to incorporate four types of science," he said. "Economics, management science, physics, and information science." Bishop urged delegates to "create an economic model of demand and supply-chain mapping analysis and discipline. If you don't know your inventory or dependency maps, and if you don't know the performance and utilization of those systems, you can't build an optimal delivery program." In preparing for his keynote, Bishop had noted that "workloads manifest the demand of the business from applications and services. These workloads have common patterns and known qualities, as do... (more)