Cloud Lifecycle Management: How Fast Can You Cycle?

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In the world of professional cycling, sadly, remarkable feats are often met with suspicion. While some cyclists have won by virtue of talent, commitment, and massive amounts of training, others have gained an edge by other far less noble tactics. Today’s enterprise IT teams are locked in some pretty brutal races, facing inordinate and … [Read more...]

The Operations Impact of Bimodal IT

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Bimodal IT is an organizational model that segments IT services into two categories based on application requirements, maturity, and criticality. One category, deemed Mode 1, is designated as traditional, emphasizing the scalability, efficiency, safety, and accuracy that IT operations has always strived for—providing a stable infrastructure. The … [Read more...]

How to Unlock Enterprise IT Gridlock

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“We can get you a new virtual machine in about 6 weeks.” “Approval of a new data attribute is a standard 100 hours.” “One year and a million dollars.” How often do you find yourselves facing this conundrum? Why can coordinating resources between development and operations teams resemble Dhaka, Bangladesh (above) at rush hour? The reasons … [Read more...]