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Extending applications personalities to cloud computing service providers

Not too long ago, I introduced the concept of personalities being associated with applications. The underlying purpose was to profile them so that we can determine the strategic and tactical steps we can take to manage their complex environment. However, as we architect the enterprise to transform to the cloud across the right mix of cloud environments, some of these applications are likely to be replaced by service providers who need to be managed as well. This raises the question in my mind as to whether the concept of application personalities could be extended to service providers. I wonder.

Does your House of IT need an Extreme Makeover?

In my third interview on sdrnews.com, Andy McCaskey builds upon the profiling of applications that we discussed in the first interview to consider various options for housing the applications on the right infrastructure. After an initial discussion about the significance of having the right infrastructure for the right application, the interview gets into the different types of personalities like the Big Kahuna, Problem Child, Lone Star, Crowd Pleaser and the Generalist.

What is the TCO of your Applications Portfolio?

By Ram Ponnapalli

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In a recent session at HP Discover, we presented the methods HP uses in Applications Rationalization engagements to determine the TCO of an application portfolio. We shared our experiences and discussed some of the barriers our clients face in this area while computing their application TCO. Check out this summary of the key points.

 

Surprising and not-so-surprising results from an IT Applications and Services Survey – Part 2

By Ram Ponnapalli

Per my first post, the objective of the survey was to gain a better understanding of the applications market with a focus on the state of the applications portfolios.Here is the Part 2 - continuation of the results with a few thoughts of my own:

Take a look at the Applications “Big Picture”

By John Bennett, Applications Services Marketing

It’s great that, when considering Applications Transformation, you look at all your applications. But to really be transformative, you have to look at more than that.

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