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Eric Wright

Eric Wright
My philosophy in work is a simple one that comes from years of practical experience. There are three components in an IT organization; those are People, Process and Technology. The order of those is as important as any of the individual components. Simply put, the IT organization empowers business needs through technology. And that technology is driven through people and processes. An IT organization needs to be agile, as well as dependable. Agility comes from a strong group of people who are knowledgeable, dynamic and are able to respond effectively as a team. That same team is required to deliver consistency so that a business can be confident of their position at all times. Throughout my years of experience I have developed some personal principles: 1. The priority is customer satisfaction - We must strive at all times to meet and exceed the customer expectations. 2. Communicate effectively and often - Effective communication is the key to delivering complete solutions. 3. Automate where possible - DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself). Use automation where appropriate to reduce manual processes. 4. Empower the customer through self-service - The best way to ensure adoption is through active customer interaction and simple self-serve processes. 5. Support your team - An effective team works as a collective. Be a mentor, a peer and a student. 6. Balance - Work and Life, Effort and Result. Do your best to balance in all that you do 7. Be Proud - Deliver products and services that you would be proud to put your name on. Specialties: VMware vSphere and vCloud OpenStack Microsoft Solutions Specialist Systems Architecture Systems Integration Specialist
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Dynamic Performance and License Optimization with Turbonomic and FlexeraOne

Posted by Eric Wright on Mar 16, 2022 4:51:52 PM

We have more dynamic infrastructure options than ever before and it’s growing every single day. We also see organizations and teams still struggling with the challenge of managing software licensing and reconciling the cost of licenses alongside the day-to-day challenges of operating application infrastructure.

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Topics: Cloud

Data Center Consolidation is Harder than You Think

Posted by Eric Wright on Jan 20, 2022 12:15:11 PM

As you increase use of public cloud resources, how do you make sure that you're winding down and consolidating the data center to optimize performance and cost? Data centers are expensive to maintain. It's not uncommon for an organization with three data centers to spend millions annually on these facilities.

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Topics: Cloud

11 Steps to Successfully Modernize Your Organization’s Applications for the Cloud

Posted by Eric Wright on Dec 29, 2021 1:38:28 PM

Application modernization is a process, not an event. Many cloud-native apps have been developed for the cloud, but there are also legacy applications that need to be migrated to this new environment. It can be challenging to decide what cloud architecture will work best for your organization and how you should go about migrating all your existing data.

We are sharing our most often cited 11 steps towards developing a cloud strategy where organizations can modernize their application and infrastructure operations by moving their applications from on-premises servers to hybrid cloud and public cloud architectures.

 

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Topics: hybrid cloud, Cloud, application modernization

Application Modernization Begins with This

Posted by Eric Wright on Dec 29, 2021 1:07:12 PM

Application modernization requires new ways of building and operating infrastructure whether on-premises or in the cloud. Organizations have a choice between application modernization on-premises, application modernization in the public cloud, application modernization in hybrid clouds, or application modernizing with containers. In this blog post we'll explore how to choose the right application modernization approach for your organization based on where you are now and where you want to go!

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Topics: Containers, hybrid cloud, Cloud, application modernization

Hybrid Cloud: The Ultimate Strategy

Posted by Eric Wright on Dec 17, 2021 6:17:26 PM

The world of technology is changing at a rapid pace. To stay competitive in this fast-paced environment, businesses must be able to adjust quickly and efficiently. The traditional on-premises IT model doesn't work with today's modern business needs because it limits the ability for change.

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Topics: hybrid cloud

Turbonomic Announces Partnership and Support for Azure VMware Service

Posted by Eric Wright on Oct 15, 2021 3:01:22 PM

We are proud to share in an announcement here on our extended partnership with the Microsoft Azure team with the addition of support for Azure VMware Service (AVS). Turbonomic and Microsoft have been working together, along with our customers, to address the challenges that are being felt as the shifting workload deployment patterns change as customers make the jump to leveraging cloud-based alternatives to the traditional on-premises private cloud platforms.

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Topics: Partners, Azure, Cloud, Azure VMWare Service

Getting Started with Turbonomic-Optimized OpenShift

Posted by Eric Wright on Jul 21, 2021 7:15:00 AM

In this blog post, we will show you how to get started with deploying Turbonomic-optimized OpenShift on IBM Cloud. This tutorial shows the setup steps for getting your application up and running in minutes using a few simple steps in the web console for IBM Cloud and OpenShift.

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Topics: Containers, kubernetes, OpenShift, IBM Cloud

Code. Commit. Deploy. An OpenShift Primer

Posted by Eric Wright on Jun 25, 2021 4:12:52 PM

Ever felt like building a pipeline to help you with your application deployment process? It's not as difficult as you'd think and we are going to show you just how easy it is! In this blog, we will talk about how to set up a super quick code pipeline and get started with Red Hat OpenShift, so that you can be deploying faster than ever before!

This will be an end-to-end walkthrough of setting up a simple application with code hosted on Github that you can deploy into OpenShift yourself to give you a primer on the ease-of-administration when it comes to getting applications from idea to working prototype without a single SSH or FTP session required.

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The Truths and Myths of Multi-Cloud

Posted by Eric Wright on Jun 17, 2021 12:11:54 PM

It's no secret that the cloud has been a disruptive technology, and as it is still an emerging field of computing in relative terms of the age of some services, there are many misconceptions about what multi-cloud infrastructure really means. Whether you're considering going all-in on one provider or spreading your data across providers for higher availability, we'll cover some of the truths and myths behind this exciting new way to build out your IT infrastructure.

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Topics: multicloud, multi-cloud

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, It’s a Supercluster!

Posted by Eric Wright on Feb 26, 2021 2:03:07 PM

How many times do you revisit your IT architecture? One of the things that the public cloud has helped us to do is to revisit not just our architecture, but ways we can infuse some of the new processes into our existing IT platforms.

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