Cloud Computing: IT as Commodity – InfoWorld

Posted on 01 February 2011

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As the writer mentions, a lot of ink has covered cloud computing – I might suggest a lot of that ink has been about the commoditization of IT.  As I posted yesterday with the 2×2 grid of service classification, most of what falls into the Cost quadrant are services that could be considered commodity. Applying business service management practices and taking a top down view as my friend Siki suggests in the article, is the first step in identifying services, where they should run and how they should be managed for that end-to-end view as she also mentions.

The for Cost services are not unique and different from one organization to the next and those resources can be redeployed for applying technology to growth opportunities for the business.  As we have posted many times on The Hub on this topic, management has to be baked into workloads making them not only secure, but also intelligent to feed the proper monitoring information back into your management tools.

How are you taking advantage of the cloud today?



So much digital ink, on InfoWorld and elsewhere, has been spilled analyzing cloud computing — what it is, whether it’s anything new, whether it will change IT as we know it. But a recent conversation has me thinking that cloud computing’s greatest contribution may be in the way it applies the principles of mass production to IT.  (Read Full Article…)

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