If you’re a regular reader of this blog or have ever had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Shmuel Kliger about how IT is managed today, you know that thresholds hold a special place in “IT hell” for us.
One of the key concepts in Jim Collin’s book ‘Built to Last’ is that important decisions are often not binary. For example, you don’t have to decide between being disciplined or creative. You also don’t have to decide between empirical analysis or decisive actions. The same notion should be applied to designing and building application environments that are built to last.
Picking the right EC2 instance family and type requires the consideration of multiple factors. It’s no wonder why many organizations that have moved quickly into AWS, without taking the time to fully understand how to architect applications for both cost and performance, are waking up with significant budget over runs.
I have a confession to make. I got a P in accounting. What is a P you might ask? It’s based on the grading system business schools use to make “Type As” feel better about themselves when they are surrounded by similar types. In the real world, it’s a C.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog or have ever had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Shmuel Kliger about how IT is managed today you know that thresholds hold a special place in “IT hell” for us.
For many organizations the cloud holds a promise of delivering better applications faster and some even argue more securely. While private clouds democratize access to the underlying compute, storage and network resources presented by a hypervisor they also introduce unpredictable demand on the underlying environment often slowing down the time to get resources up and ready for end-users to leverage.
Data is at the core of most enterprises today. Plenty has been written about the need to leverage insights and analytics to gain a competitive advantage as well as the mountains of data that can be collected, refined and analyzed in order to gain a competitive edge.
Today there are more choices than ever of where and how to run applications. Virtualization has made it easy to spin up a VM, containers make deployment even faster and public cloud services remove the need to procure, rack and mount hardware altogether.
“Okay, I think I’ve figured this thing out. You can go up and down, but not side-to-side, or … back in time.”
As we head into VMworld I’m looking forward to seeing all of the latest and greatest from the vRealize suite. Over the last few VMworlds we’ve seen VMware cement vRealize as the umbrella brand for their management offerings.