Openstack is mainstream

Openstack is mainstream

On October 17, Openstack launched its eighth release with Havana. Yes! 8 versions since Austin in 3 years. Another one is coming in 6 months probably. On the one hand, all the other Cloud providers and ISVs embrace this solution that allows them to not depend on an ecosystem of suppliers and especially to preserve the value of their own. On the other hand, large companies seriously considering this alternative to enhance their competitiveness, but also mix their sourcing panel very dominated by Vmware. Openstack is it differentiating? Certainly not, today is an essential brick as can be Linux. But, add-on with value added can make a difference on key issues (in order): SDN, Metering, Billing, CRM, Service Catalog, Offering. Focus on these bricks, the temptation will be great with integrated solutions like HP Cloud OS for example but is not the risk of falling Charibde in...
2014 will be the Cloud Service Brokerage Year !

2014 will be the Cloud Service Brokerage Year !

From the book “The Big Switch” by Nicholas Carr in 2008, I looked forward to the time when the largest French companies would be interested in Cloud Services. 2014 will be the year of Cloud Services Brokerage! For both large IT but also for cloud providers who will have to integrate more external capabilities to their offer. One due to the competition of public cloud and others to enhance their value proposition. What are the stages of this transformation in Cloud Service Broker beyond a Sponsorship at the highest level of your business? 1 – Issues and Objectives: “Start with why!” Become a Service Broker can be a great ambition but is this linked to the issues and the objectives of the Company? Back to basics with the “why” allows the project to have its landmarks in moments of doubt. 2 – Cloud Service Offering described and shared Let IaaS, IaaS + PaaS-! Precisely describe your services: Compute, vm, their associated characteristics. Storage: volume, performance. Take the time to validate with future users of the service. Their features must be small at launch then you can have a larger ambition may be with the opening of new features and services regularly. Do not forget the economic model and its associated changes over time. The user must understand the key economic evolution of what they use. 3 – Start with a blank sheet with a dedicated team Cloud Services Brokerage is a new approach that overcomes the past while having the ability to fully embrace this new model. The transversal dimension of cloud offerings requires poly-competent team. Detect talent available to build this dedicated team....
Cloud : Schengen of Data !

Cloud : Schengen of Data !

Prism can not doubt be associated with data stored in the Clouds… at risk. The information world is facing a tidal wave of unprecedented of professional and personal data. Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, rightly reminded that the data are “gold of tomorrow” true “heritage” and Europe must protect the citizen. That is why he called the “Schengen of data” (see his interview on Europe 1 end of August). It is essential that Europe is organized to develop and harmonize a space allowing free movement of digital data on the European continent. 1995 regulations  have to be reviewed. The initiatives of the European Commission since the end of 2012  have to put the topic on the table. The challenge for all is to protect the data regardless of the country in which they are stored in maintaining sovereignty and independence. This supports an entire ecosystem, promotes the development of  Cloud champions in Europe more broadly for Innovative SMEs who can use Cloud Services safely. The European Commission estimates that more than 2.5 million jobs will be created around the Cloud 2020! Protect our data and encourage our jobs! En route to the Schengen of...