Ben Newton

IT as a Service – The Unified Theory of IT


It seems that every couple of months I read another article about the search for the Higgs Boson, and how that will either confirm or call into question various all-encompassing "theory of everything" in particle physics. While that story of particle-colliding is interesting in its own science-geeky way, I also think that the drive towards the … [Read more...]

What is Automation? – Part 2 – IT Orchestration


In my first post, we talked about the first layer of the automation stack. We discussed how Embedded Automation (e.g Server or Database Automation), provides the domain knowledge to accurately provision and manage the devices and applications in the data center. Enterprise Job Scheduling provides the business-driven automation for scheduling tasks … [Read more...]