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In This HP Cloud Source Blog, HP Expert, Christian Verstraete will examine cloud computing challenges, discuss practical approaches to cloud computing and suggest realistic solutions.

The CloudSource Blog is on the move

As part of the HP Separation, HP's blogging platforms are being changed. As a result the CloudSource blog will move location and the current site is being frozen. I unfortunately do not yet have the new URL, but we will redirect as soon as the information is known. If you are following me through an RSS, you may have to update your link though.


If you want to be notified quickly of new blog entries, you may want to join me on twitter under the @christianve handle.


For a couple weeks I will be unable to blog, waiting for the new location to become available. I thank you for your patience and hope to see you soon in the brand new environment. I also want to take a moment to thank you for your great readership, your encouragements and your comments. Please keep them coming.


See you back soon,



Go Cloud Native and Forget About Your Legacy Applications, Really?

Returning from the holidays, I came across an article titled “Applications and the Cloud: Time to Go Native.” In this blog for IT Business Edge, Arthur Cole states that in all likelihood cloud-native applications are going to assume the bulk of enterprise activity before the end of the decade. I agree with Cole that cloud-native applications are the future for new applications; but knowing the amount of existing apps available at companies, I do not believe his statement that the bulk of enterprise applications will become cloud native. Let me explain you why.

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Migrating Apps? What you need to know first.

Regularly I am involved in estimating the effort required to migrate a large number of applications to the cloud. Certain application information is required in order to produce an execution plan and effort estimate.

The problem is I rarely have all the information required. To my utmost surprise, many companies only have partial information on their applications. In fact, the information needed is often scattered over a large amount of IT people and seldom centralized. To get applications where they need to be, there are a few crucial pieces of information I need to know.

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The role of the CIO in a digital enterprise

For several weeks now I have discussed the digital enterprise and highlighted the role of DevOps and Cloud in such environment. A fundamental question remains open though: what is the role of IT moving forward and what should the focus of the CIO be? Before discussing these questions, let’s start by understanding what other business functions expect from IT.

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  • Christian is responsible for building services focused on advising clients in their move to cloud, particularly from a business process and application perspective, and establishing a global community to deliver those services to our customers worldwide.
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