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Today is the topic of integration in Business Service Management land. The nature of taking advantage of cloud and dynamic resources will require open connectivity. The subscriber maintains the responsibility for overall management of services to their customers. This in and of itself screams of open systems and integration platforms.
The role of the data center is changing and will continue to rapidly evolve as the service provider, stitching together the best services to drive the growth of it’s business and operate the business efficiently. This will require integration of subscribed to software services and the sharing of corporate data, integration of management technologies and feeds from the infrastructure running the workloads the subscriber pushes off premise. The workloads themselves will need to be intelligent and service enabled providing a view of risk of failure as an early warning system just as organizations have today.
In my opinion, this is the reason IaaS is so popular as a first stab at the cloud. Providing hardware is a bit less complex, but still requires feeds of data for management and monitoring.
Are you considering your integration strategy as you go ‘To The Cloud’?
Few people would argue against the efficacy of open, interoperable systems. And yet market forces being what they are, a fully open IT universe has forever been hopelessly out of reach. (Read Full Article…)