Netflix offers another sophisticated cloud management tool to open source. This time its Asgard, which you can use to deploy massive code projects to Amazon Web Services.
Last week featured two major web site updates. In one, the site handled it smoothly. The other crashed within minutes, proving you should always assume more traffic and line up virtual servers. They’re cheap enough.
Amazon recently dropped the prices of EC2 server and storage services and IT pros had to be wringing their hands with glee over the news.
If you want to run a private cloud with a services portal, you need to start treating IT like a business, and that means offering service level agreements just like the public cloud providers.
It seems odd that there are still so many private cloud haters out there, when a private cloud could make a lot of sense for the right organization and help departments see the actual value of IT services.
IT is transforming from a top-down dictatorship to a service catalogue and it’s not an easy transition, but if you saw how some perceive you as obstructionist, you might want to accelerate the change.
It might be tough to hear, but IT is sometimes perceived as being inflexible inside organizations, and it could be time for a kindler, gentler more flexible IT group.
When Target failed to anticipate a big traffic spike the day it released a low-cost clothing line from an expensive Italian designer, the web site crashed along with Target’s reputation.