This is a guest blog post. Views expressed in this post are original thoughts posted by Stuart Bates, Product Manager – Network Innovation, Imtech ICT. These views are his own and in no way do they represent the views of the company he works for.
Over the last few years I have seen many of my customers transform their IT and businesses, as they grappled with emerging technologies, namely virtualisation and cloud. These concepts quickly moved from ideas to reality and I made some notes along the way. The lessons learnt from cloud and virtualisation can be applied to the latest technology trends in our industry and Part 2 of my blog will specifically apply these learnings to Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV). But first:
Lessons from Virtualisation and Cloud
1) Not everything is worth virtualising
Anywhere between 50% and 70% of all workloads today are virtualised, but that still leaves a large amount that are not. Often these are legacy applications that are not worth the hassle of virtualising, but many applications with high throughput or processing demands run better or need to be run on bare metal servers.Read more...
The G-Cloud is a fantastic opportunity to drive down cost and radically change how UK citizen's experience public services The technology exists and there are plenty of examples in private enterprise from which government can learn. But, it takes more than just getting the technology right. Neil Pound argues coordination, cooperation, thinking ahead, and leadership have an equally important part to play.Read more...
Could the specific and different drivers for cloud within the various sectors of the financial community ultimately lead to five phases of cloud adoption?Read more...