What if “hybrid cloud” didn’t mean anything?

What if “hybrid cloud” didn’t mean anything?

For years now, we have been talking about Cloud Computing implementation models, and the latest buzz word hybrid Cloud now echoes everywhere. As a reminder, public Cloud offers shared resources for multiple customers. It is a genuine implementation of Cloud Computing Disruption with huge mutualisation benefits including marginal costs, pay per use on opex mode and last but not least a true service-based offer. This is the Cloud promise expected by all. As to private Cloud, it was invented by some brilliant marketers to address the main concerns of Clients : Security. “Don’t worry about Cloud, we can build one dedicated to you”. Then, you loose all the benefits of pooling resources as well as a quicker and standardized integration because each client wants too many specificities and customization. This said, don’t imagine I am against Private Cloud; I am convinced it’s a necessary step in the Cloud adoption process. As an organisation becomes more service-based,  it becomes easier to migrate to Cloud. What about hybrid Cloud : what is it? Some are saying it’s a mix between private and public. I have a question: Where is the application running? Could you imagine an application running in two different places? It makes no sense, does it? It could be the case for brand new applications but most enterprises don’t start with a blank page, they have a legacy IT to take into account. In a nutshell, Information Systems are way too complex today to be everywhere. Rather than dealing with your whole Information System  or a critical application, start small -with a web app for example- and learn step...
Modern times ?

Modern times ?

Do not you run after time? “It is time to do this, to do that?”, “No, we do not have time for this type of project”, “Time is money”, “Do not waste a precious time “… And if things were not only related to time but rather to the attention that it carries? Look, for example, the Private Cloud example. Beamap found two types of projects: Projects that spend a lot of time for POC testing and validation with other expressions needed to compete with the phonebook, The project focused on the simplest use, its implementation to make “good” the first time. Are you not amazed how businesses never have the time nor the means of doing things “correctly” the first time. But they always have the time and the means to repeat multiple times...
Cloud Computing and men : What about knowledge ?

Cloud Computing and men : What about knowledge ?

Earlier this year I introduced the impact of Cloud for the teams. IT is moving for “Plan” “Build” “Run” to  “Source” “Integrate” “Manage” model with more transversal skills needed. As we mentioned in the last CRIP white paper, with a need a reinforcement of skills for some such as Architects, Integrators, Service Manager or Security men. It is important to do this, but how to make concrete response for teams who want to start the challenge of the Cloud? I wanted to share with you an initiative I found quite interesting. Central Paris and Global Knowledge offers a diploma, to enable professionals, both users and providers to move to the Cloud. The Executive Certificate is issued after 21 days of training, a very rich and adapted for the challenges of Cloud. The training is divided into four modules covering the areas below. The foundation for a common language, A structured approach for Cloud projects, A implementation model to integrate Cloud in the Strategy, The integration of cloud in the process of Enterprise Architecture, Transformation with human aspects. This initiative is a practical response to support the transformation to the cloud. It allows you to capitalize on the professional path and give an opportunity to continue your development and your career with a new impetus. What about being ready to meet the challenges of Cloud! Find more information on the...
Key Principles for Private Cloud Implementation

Key Principles for Private Cloud Implementation

Implement a Private Cloud is a challenge that is worth it. This article aims to give some key principles to transform this challenge. 1 – Create a Team in any event, Nothing is more strong as a great team. The ideal is to go on the principle of the seven dwarfs. Doc, it can facilitate agreement on vocabulary and definitions. Happy, he is always ready even if he does not know why. Sneezy, just for paying attention to the season at the launch of the project, avoid the spring with hay fever. Sleepy, to add the necessary dynamism to the team. Grumpy, its role is to remind you that 25 years ago we did the same thing at Digital. Bashful, I do not know why but he knows. Finally, Dopey for any project to succeed we need a mascot! 2 – Benchmark yourself Compare its performance with its peers is essential to ensure benefit from best practices. Sectors such as Steel, Bank or Ice factories are an insurance to take up your project. Perform the operation several times. 3 – Structure your project Like the benchmarking, best practices should guide your project. Specify your needs before starting any implementation. Your need to be fully formalized and described by the project team. Unnecessary at this stage to involve the users of the solution, this can only lengthens the time of implementation. Governance around your project must be flawless with an operational committee based on diaries. 4 – Seek partners Partners are key to success. Little advice, only see the market leader ASM Cloud. The other offers are not yet fully...
A fresh saturday with innovative projects at Epitech !

A fresh saturday with innovative projects at Epitech !

For over 5 years, I participate regularly (just to say not every year) in the forum dedicated to EIP – Epitech Innovative Project. Guess what? It is always incredible! I am always impressed by the work of students. It is always with a very good quality. The students are ready to present their projects with a hook, usually a special shirt, some papers and videos on screens. The projects are all interesting. I found during this edition, two projects that I want to share with you. The first is called Cloudly Have you ever had the unpleasant surprise of having no more space on your USB drive? It’s annoying right? With Cloudly it is finished! Your storage is always on a USB key but this time you have no limits! How? Cloud effect! Cloudly gives you a USB stick without limitation by storing information on a space in the Cloud (Amazon). Guaranteed effect!       The second project is called Diva You tell me that this is a premium service based on music? Not really … Diva merits its name for the configuration of environments: Platform as a Service (PaaS) this around a very simple Appstore. A Diva for PaaS! Imagine you need to install MySQL for 5 hours for the duration of a test? In normal times it is long, it’s complicated and it is expensive. For less than one euro Diva gives you this service! To achieve this feat Diva uses ElasticHosts. Very promising for SMEs and all developers who want quick service without server configured and caring implementation. The icing on the cake? Once the server is configured, if you do not use it … you pay nothing. A true Diva! After...
Cloud computing definition ? You said fog ?

Cloud computing definition ? You said fog ?

Do you try do find a clear definition of cloud computing ? I tried and to be frank it is fog ! Each vendor have its own vision due to their position, service or products they provide. Try to find one ! First, search on the internet, you can have Wikipedia definition (here) something clear. Then you can ask some analysts on the topic, they will provide more precise. Gartner says “Cloud Computing is a style of computing where massively scalable IT related capabilities are provided ‘as a service’ over the Internet for multiple customers. ” My favorite was found in a very interesting book related to Cloud Computing : “Cloud computing explained : implementation handbook for enterprises”, the author, John Rhoton, gave a very detailed definition. I extract my favorites points. Cloud computing introduces off premise, elasticity, flexible billing, virtualization, service delivery, universal access, simplified management, affordable resources, multi tenancy, service level management. All theses topics are key for developing Cloud Computing capacity. These points could be a starting point for measuring where you are on developing your Cloud for example. Look at John Rhoton book and let me introduce the “Good reading” page. And you, what is your definition...