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I’m one of those people who take my work home with me. I know, I know… there’s that whole work-life balance thing that I’m always “struggling” to overcome. But, I haven’t yet. I am kind of sorry about it, but at the same time… not deeply sorry. Anyway … I’ve wanted to put this concept...
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...
The deployment of infrastructure systems to support applications has been a challenge since we first developed a choice beyond the venerable mainframe. To some it’s a simple formula; take a server, toss in a little network and storage, bake for a few weeks and you’re done. If you’re...
“Through effective infrastructure engineering life-cycle management comes an enterprise cloud.” In his general session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Adaptivity Founder & CEO Tony Bishop outlined how enterprise IT organizations need to institute discipline and automated intelligence on ...
Leading enterprises are revolutionizing the delivery of IT today. In his keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Tony Bishop, CEO of Adaptivity, showcased multiple case studies and lessons learned of Global 2000 organizations that have radically changing the delivery of IT in their organ...
IT shops continually struggle with keeping resource documentation up to date. Too often IT departments seem resigned to accept mediocre results, as if the world conspires against them. Resource tracking is a prime example of this. Fundamentally, the different organizational aspect...
As enterprises move inexorably towards the Cloud, a faint murmur in the distance is growing louder and louder. What is it – the security forces objecting…the CFO wondering where their money is going now…business teams clamoring for faster response time? Good guesses, but this group nev...
A global 2000 Enterprise IT group is caught in a groundswell of chaos. The current economic malaise is forcing a challenge from the business to IT to cut operating expenses by 20 percent or greater while preserving capital ferociously. All this while the IT team is faced with anot...
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...
The past week hosted the increasingly popular VMworld 2010 event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The title of the conference was “Virtual Roads, Actual Clouds”, but the undercurrent of the show was all about ‘VM stall’ and of course whatever vendor XYZ can do to help you get yo...
How do you engineer life-cycle management for the cloud? In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Tim Waters, VP of Product Research at Adaptivity, will show how to implement an engineering life cycle for the cloud that links service catalog and delivery to runtime change ...
When building a utility or cloud business plan, Wall Street IT can provide important lessons. In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Mike Tardif, President of Adaptivity, will lay out a blueprint for the CIO on how to define, fund and implement a successful transition fro...
What is the Enterprise Cloud Living Blueprint? In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Brian Sledge, SVP Solution Architecture and Field Engineering for Adaptivity, will walk delegates through the creation and linkage of a living blueprint concept and how it helps firms re...
IT must innovate - it's the new clarion call in this looming recession. Given the cost pressures required just to keep the lights on, how would IT be able to convince business to let IT innovate beyond a datacenter clean-up focus? The answer lies in the basic principle for any IT...
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 pr...
The past few weeks we have been discussing some of the mistakes made in early cloud deployments. This week we are discussing a key mistake that occurs fairly often; one that only manifests long after the solution is operational…blindly assuming that Cloud equals costs savings. Blasphem...
“Through effective infrastructure engineering lifecycle management comes an enterprise cloud” In his general session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Tony Bishop, Founder and CEO of Adaptivity, will outline how enterprise IT organizations need to institute discipline and automate...
A few days ago we facilitated a passionate discussion on the subject of Blueprints (ah, the joys of an emerging market). The gist of the conversation was focused on deciding where limited marketing resources should be applied, and during that exercise a surprising insight came to us. I...
The Economic Model for Enterprise IT can be thought of as the Business & IT linkage of demand and supply. In particular, it is the interactive dynamics of consumption of IT resources by the business and the fulfillment behavior of processing by IT. An economic model blueprint for ...
Leading enterprises are revolutionizing the delivery of IT today. In his keynote at SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Tony Bishop, the CEO of Adaptivity, will showcase multiple c...
In moving to the cloud, Enterprise IT needs to get their arms around the cause/effect and limitations that existing datacenter infrastructure design has on their agility to adopt and exploit cloud-computing models. Previous datacenter design choices have resulted in not meeting the nee...
A complex system such as an enterprise network is subjected to many kinds of stresses from a large variety of business applications that have different demand profiles. Dig deeper into any large network and you will see that one solution doesn't solve all problems. Pockets of point sol...
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 o...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT Design Company, has been named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of SYS-CON’s 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship...
IT has struggled to solve the business needs that have surfaced due to a mismatch in service expectations between business and the delivery that IT has accomplished. IT is being forced to restructure itself by offering IT as a service, which changes the mind-set of the datacenter as an...
Learn about the trajectory of Cloud Computing - where it came from, where it is today, and where it's headed tomorrow - direct from four Enterprise IT industry experts: Greg O'Connor, CEO of AppZero; Tony Bishop, CEO of Adaptivity; K. Scott Morrison, CTO of Layer 7 Technologies; and Ma...
Most organizations today continue to view technology as merely a back-office cost center, a viewpoint that diminishes the breadth of Enterprise IT's impact on a firm's competitive profile. To contribute to strategic growth, IT's role has to be understood as far more than a repository o...
Adaptivity provides integrated solutions that automate IT Delivery optimization across enterprise computing environments. In this exclusive Q&A for Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop – CEO of Adaptivity – discusses Adaptivity’s “IT Tran...
Workloads manifest the demand of the business from applications and services. These workloads have common patterns and known qualities, as do the applications and infrastructure deployment models that support them. During his keynote, Tony Bishop will describe Adaptivity’s systematic a...
Workloads manifest the demand of the business from applications and services. These workloads have common patterns and known qualities, as do the applications and infrastructure deployment models that support them. During his keynote, Tony Bishop will describe Adaptivity’s systematic a...
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: 1. Enterprise Application Architect – Recognition that a single s...
"Measuring, metering, and monitoring the work, and understand its physics so that you can understand where to move it and how" are mission-critical aspects of analyzing cloud computing processes, he noted. Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop took his audience through a tour of what the self-des...
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 part...
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.