Breaking through the Clouds

A new cloud order is emerging Enterprises are placing public cloud services in the center of their hosting strategies. Cloud services are used next to existing private cloud and traditional IT services. This so-called ‘Hybrid IT’ is driving the need for a (cloud) service brokerage model. This model which integrates multiple cloud service providers in…

Mapping the ultimate hybrid cloud

Cross-posted on LinkedIn Pulse and Find the Best Path. Too often, the journey to the cloud is viewed as a purely technical challenge. The reality, however, proves to be different. Cloud technology capabilities must match the organization’s knowledge and processes to be able to leverage them to their full potential, and vice versa. Especially the…

Continue innovatie, DevOps en Cloud [NL]

Cross-posted on LinkedIn Pulse on April 1, 2015. Featured on Computable.nl on April 3, 2015. Recent hebben we als onze vijfde Cloud Architectuur-rondetafel in Nederland gehouden: avonden waarin we met vakgenoten een open dialoog hebben, iedere keer vanuit een andere invalshoek. De vijfde editie had als onderwerp ‘Continuous Delivery en DevOps’, en draaide om het…

Manage de chaos, help de business [NL]

Cross-posted on LinkedIn Pulse on January 30, and Computable.nl on March 13, 2015 Tien jaar geleden maakten we met service oriented architecture (SOA) voortvarend een einde aan de spaghetti van systemen. Wist men vóór het SOA-denken nauwelijks welke applicaties waar draaiden en hoe die onderling gekoppeld waren; in het cloud-tijdperk dreigt nu een vergelijkbare situatie.

Eminence in the Social Age: Why… [2/3]

In part one of this series we have explained what eminence is and why we have definitely entered the social age. This second part details why eminence matters, to advance your career and grow your knowledge. Learn why eminence in the social age matters, to you personally and to businesses around you, again with great…

2013 Cloud Prediction Wrap Up

It’s mid December, so everyone who’s anyone creates their own list (a bit of sarcasm here.) Naturally I created mine, but with a twist: I created a list of the 8 IBM white papers on cloud computing not to be missed which of which the content will transcend to 2013 and beyond. But maybe two…

Cloud consumption should be like Lego

This is a shortened version of my previous blog post Cloud is like a box of Lego. You never know what you’re gonna get updated with new insights and made more crisp for easy reading. Let’s face it; the IT department needs drastically improve their agility in being able to add value to the business …

8 IBM White Papers on Cloud not to be missed.

The new year is approaching so it’s “create your list” time so it seems. In my blog post Big Data “as a Service”, featured on The Atlantic, I stated that “Insight + Hindsight = Foresight”, so I’ll take a different approach to making my own list here.

Design patterns for the Cloud

Featured on Thoughts on Cloud on November 26, 2012. Wouldn’t it be great to harness the power of patterns in combination with cloud computing? I’ve blogged about service oriented modeling (SOM) before, because I truly believe in the power and business benefit of orchestrating commoditized IT services. Let’s see how the concept of patterns is…

Rapid elasticity and the cloud

Originally written for and posted on ThoughtsOnCloud.com. More cloud provider nowadays are advertising their capabilities on elastic scaling, but what is this exactly and how do we benefit from this? One of the five characteristics of cloud computing In 2011 the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defined cloud computing in their publication, “The…

Cloud is like a box of Lego. You never know what you’re gonna get.

Originally written for and posted on ThoughtsOnCloud.com. Abstract: “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. With cloud computing this is true on two ways because there is a wide variety of cloud services out there to compose with, like a box of chocolates, and it’s…