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Thought Leader Series with Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource
Treb’s perspective on the Cloud hype was fascinating. He had a simple no nonsense approach to explaining it last month when we sat down to discuss current industry trends and how Cloud is affecting businesses.
“First of all not many people even know why it’s called Cloud. When you look at the structure and architecture of the system you realize that it’s because of the way people drew the diagram and the internet was on the top “in the Cloud.”’Simply put . . . it’s just a term for the internet. He notes that there are a few major key elements to helping deliver the Cloud: Availability, immediacy and expandability.
Interview with Darrel Strom, a Release Architect in TelePresence at Cisco.
We reached out to our team to talk about the current trends in the tech industry and what it takes to be a successful consultant. We sat down with team member Darrel Strom, a Release Architect in TelePresence at Cisco. With more than 30 years of experience Darrel is a recognized guru in software build automation, Software Configuration Management (SCM), and release engineering. He specializes in implementing and configuring SCM tools like ClearCase, Subversion and Perforce to make it easier for developers to check code out, modify and test it to check it back in. He automates build and release processes and integrates these with SCM tools to create easy, reliable, push-button releases.
Last week Armada’s President and CEO, Jeff Tavangar, sat down with Tom Gill to talk about the Cloud hype, vendor choices, and challenges that CIOs face today. In addition, Tom describes in detail where Plantronics is at on the ‘Diffusion of Innovations’ curve and gives insight on how he approaches new business ideas and what resources he uses for new deployments.
It has become increasingly obvious that the marketing has turned on the cloud, supported by articles and interestingly the apparent abandonment of the clouderati. I wrote a post a couple of weeks back titled “Its getting a little less cloudy” discussing the passing of the marketing hype and a new awareness of the real benefits of Cloud based architecture. The conclusion it reaches, is cloud has abstracted a lot of detail that might be labeled support and/or operations at a infrastructure or physical data center level. It has not however reduced the importance of IT Service Management (ITSM) or proper architecture design.
At the peak of the hype curve, the statements were;
- Don’t have to worry about (monitoring, operations, power, cooling, servers, infrastructure etc.. etc..)
- Infinite scalability and high availability
- Infrastructure is a commodity