What Cloud Will Change For ? #4 : Renaud Brosse, A Sourcing Perspective

What Cloud Will Change For ? #4 : Renaud Brosse, A Sourcing Perspective

Following the third post on this topic by Kwame Yamgnane, with A practical implementation perspective on what Cloud Computing will change, Let me introduce this fourth post. “What Cloud Computing will change for ?…” Thanks Renaud ! Is there a change? Cloud computing is well beyond the “buzzword” or slide ware the stage. It will definitely have a large impact on every player in the IT game – end users & customers, business users, service providers, telcos, software vendors, IS shops & IT professionals. The benefits are just too great to be ignored. What kind of change ? Obviously, the changes (opportunities & threats) will differ vastly depending on the players. In 2010, Cloud computing has been adopted mostly by small & medium sized-organizations who saw immediate benefits in the speed of delivery, low entry costs, full-fledged service, time to market provided by SaaS. Larger enterprises are still in the « early adopters » stage. The more entrepreneurial or risk-prone ones have started implementing IaaS, usually for non-mission critical compute/storage clouds or email/unified communications, and a few select, low-criticality, low-integration applications such as CRM, marketing, collaboration or event-related web or video sites. If the projects where Timspirit is involved are any hint, 2011 will definitely see growing « tactical » adoption of IaaS and to a lesser extent SaaS or PaaS by large enterprises, with two main triggers : the need for new infrastructures for new application projects , and the renewal of existing infrastructure hosting/outsourcing contracts. We think that private internal clouds will never really appear : most companies lack the skills, resources, long-terme investment capabilities to build...
Extra post – Special Japan

Extra post – Special Japan

Like every week, I was preparing my new article on Cloud Computing topic. My interest was focused on topics such as relationship with sourcing the eSCM or a phased approach for implementing a Private Cloud. A great program! A little voice told me … and Japan? What about Cloud Computing even if the subject is fascinating and not to mention the plight of the Japanese. Solidarity is a core value for me. Here are some websites of charities to enable a gesture of solidarity. – la croix rouge / Red cross, – la fondation de France, – le secours populaire, – save the children. Thank you for your...
Back to basics #4 : What is Networks ?

Back to basics #4 : What is Networks ?

Networks are all about paths of communication. Whether these are interconnected highways in a country or the connection of the neurons in the brain or an electrical subsystems joined with each other, the term Network is applicable to all of them. A computer network is formed when a number of computers and associated peripherals are connected together to form channels of communication between them. The primary advantage of a computer network lies in sharing of resources and data. Computer networks can be built using physical media like Ethernet LAN, WAN on Copper and WAN on Optical fibre. While the latter two are mainly used for long-distance communication, Ethernet is the most popular and cost-effective method of building computer networks. For Wireless purpose, the usual technologies used are, microwave, satellite, Wi-Fi and IR (Infra Red). All networks employ a number of basic hardware devices for interconnection between the computers or Nodes like Network Interface Cards – NIC (you can find this in your PC), Hubs, Routers, Switches, Bridges, Repeaters and Firewalls (all of these are in the Datacenter). Computer networks are categorized based on reach (area covered), types of user and data. To name a few, these are : Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), Personal Area Network (PAN), Virtual Private Network (VPN), Campus Area Network (CAN), Storage Area Network (SAN). Still another classification exists for computer networks according to the type of logical relation between the nodes or the topology.These are bus, star, ring and mesh. A number of factors affect the right choice of topology. Networks is identified by the functional relationships of the nodes....
Less is More… also for Cloud Computing

Less is More… also for Cloud Computing

Strange to talk about Less and More ? Isn’t it ? I was reading, during a long business fly, the good book of Leo Babauta : The power of Less. In the book you will have some key points helping us improving our lives for More… with Less ! Ok, ok, what is the link with Cloud Computing ? I propose to use this habit of Less for : – Less Technologies, working with Cloud limits the set of technologies you might use, – Less Complexity for More Simplicity, in a view, Cloud Computing bring a filter for the complexity, – Less Options for More Value, if the options are fewer, then you bring more value in each one. Want to add a proposal on my list ? Practical steps could be : – Simple first step, start Small with your first Cloud implementation, it’s a good first step for implementation success, – Simple first project with simple et clear Objectives. The key word is… less, I know you catch it ;), – Simple Rhythm, slow down, it is urgent to slow down. “Smile, breath and go slowly”. Are you ready for the Cloud Computing with Less for More ? Waiting for your comments...