It’s a safe bet your datacenter is multivendor. You chose the best devices from your preferred vendors and expect to get the most out of all of them. So how is the collaboration going?
If you operate a heterogeneous data center and have questions about new ways to manage and support your multivendor environment, here is your chance to ask questions and hear from the experts. Please join me for an HP Expert Chat on how to master multivendor IT. This will be a one-hour online interactive session which will take place at 11:00am EST (New York time), on October 4th, 2012.
Customers acquire hardware and software from multiple vendors and integrate them, often with the assistance of consultants and/or system integrators, into systems that support their business - all the way from phones and PCs to mission critical data center servers. Multi-vendor support is hard and collaboration is one of the keys to making those complex systems work as intended. But what is it about these multi-vendor systems that make them more difficult to support? MrCollaboration lists some of the major reasons he sees – Change, Knowledge, Coopetition and Communication.
Today’s computer systems are marvels of engineering. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty. MrCollaboration reviews the problems that can confront the operation of multi-vendor computer systems concluding that it's a wonder that these systems work as welll as they do.
My name is Jim Evans and I work for HP Services as a global services alliances manager … came to HP via the acquisitions and mergers (Digital/Compaq/HP) … a true techie (computer science/artificial intelligence at MIT and 35 years in the IT industry) … working with Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Red Hat, Novell, and VMware among others … consulting with HP service product groups … TSANet … work theme of collaboration with other industry vendors in support of mutual customers … (more)