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Modern Data Centers are very complex environments.  Data center operators must have visibility into a wide range of integrated data bases, applications, and performance indicators to effectively understand and manage their operations and activities. While each data center is different, all Data Centers share some common systems and common characteristics, including: Facility inventories Provisioning and customer fulfillment processes Maintenance activities (including computerized maintenance management systems ) Monitoring Customer management (including CRM, order management, etc.) Trouble management Customer portals Security Systems (physical access entry/control and logical systems management) Billing and Accounting Systems Service usage records (power, bandwidth, remote hands, etc.) Decision support system and performance management integration Standards fo... (more)

PTC 2015 Focuses on Submarine Cables and SDNs By @JohnSavageau | @CloudExpo [#SDN]

In an informal survey of words used during seminars and discussions, two main themes are emerging at the Pacific Telecommunications Council's 2015 annual conference.  The first, as expected, is development of more submarine cable capacity both within the Pacific, as well as to end points in ANZ, Asia, and North America.  The second, software defined networking (SDN), as envisioned could quickly begin to re-engineer the gateway and carrier hotel interconnection business. New cable development, including Arctic Fiber, Trident, SEA-US, and APX-E have sparked a lot of interest.  One... (more)

The Migration to Cloud Computing By @JohnSavageau | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

You Want Money for a Data Center Build Out? A couple years ago I attended several "fast pitch" competitions and events for entrepreneurs in Southern California, all designed to give startups a chance to "pitch" their ideas in about 60 seconds to a panel of representatives from the local investment community.  Similar to television's "Shark Tank," most of the ideas pitches were harshly critiqued, with the real intent of assisting participating entrepreneurs in developing a better story for approaching investors and markets. While very few of the pitches received a strong, positive... (more)

Developing a New “Service-Centric IT Value Chain”

As IT professionals we have been overwhelmed with different standards for each component of architecture, service delivery, governance, security, and operations.  Not only does IT need to ensure technical training and certification, but it is also desired to pursue certifications in ITIL, TOGAF, COBIT, PMP, and a variety of other frameworks – at a high cost in both time and money. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an IT framework or reference architecture which brings all the important components of each standard or recommendation into a single model which focuses on the most importan... (more)

IT as a Utility By @JohnSavageau | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Is there a point where business can safely assume they have hit the limit of what traditional IT organizations have to offer?  In an Internet and data driven world, does IT simply lack the agility and depth needed to fulfill business requirements and need for innovation? Parts of cloud computing have chimed a loud and painful wake up call for many IT managers. Even at the most simple level, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), it might be fair to say this is simply a utility to accelerate data center decommissioning, and the process of physically decoupling underlying compute, st... (more)