What is this series of events I keep writing about? How do you join in the conversation?
Continuing the discussion of the role of the CTO. When you look at a company such as HPE, there are groups of technologists with the title of CTO. What's the difference between a CTO at a technology company and a CTO in a customer organization?
Every few years there are external events that change the course of an entire industry. When Sarbanes and Oxley (SOX) was introduced, an entire industry spawned as a result. When Target was breached, company board of directors started to mandate "micro-segmentation" projects. Similarly, the Equifax hack will impact the attention information security and IT receive from the highest levels of the business.
It's been a couple of weeks since I've updated the community on the business. How do I plan on making money?
One of the common questions I read after the VMware Cloud on AWS was what's the average cost per VM vs. EC2. In other words, if you are just going to provide VMs in the cloud, why not do it in EC2 opposed to VMware Cloud on AWS. Today's daily dose tackles that question.
Every time I've walked into a private cloud environment, I've been disappointed that their definition of cloud didn't reconcile with mine. In this bonus CTO Advisor Podcast, I ask the question if I'm the one that's wrong?
Serverless is all the rage. Application developers are able to create amazing new applications with little to no friction with IT. However, the capability comes at a cost. For regulated industries does Serverless offer the controls for requirements such as FDA or PCI? Find out in today's #CTODAILYDOSE.
Much of the talk coming out of VMworld was about VMware Cloud on AWS. What makes the service interesting is VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). VCF is a validated design that runs in a customer's data center, a colo and AWS. Why is this of any importance and what does it mean operationally?
Coming out of VMworld 2017, I was reminded of the frustration when a technical executive hears the words "digital transformation." A common refrain was, "doesn't every business use technology?" It's a similar argument to "software-defined." Isn't all hardware software-defind by nature? I take a stab at explaining digital transformation and giving an example of how digital transformation doesn't prevent disruption.
Rubrik Inc. won best of VMworld 2017. What does it say for all of IT infrastructure that judges considered a backup system the best product at the show? It means that invisible infrastructure has value.
VMware moves at the speed of the CIO. It may not be the speed that developers want but developer aren't exactly VMware's core customer. What does this mean for transformation and where does VMware fit?
VMworld is still a very big and very important industry show. Find out what I'd like to hear from VMware and what questions I expect to ask on theCube.
Digital transformation is powered by cloud computing. However, what powers cloud computing? In this #CTODailyDose, I describe the building blocks to cloud computing and where vendors fit in each block.
In enterprise IT we understand optimization well. The cycle of innovate then optimize is well understood. However, digital transformation is presenting a new challenge to the enterprise. The types of technologies needed to power digital transformation are fluid and complex. The model of buying this technology from vendors and then optimizes is broken.
We've joked about this being the year of VDI for at least 10-years. I even wrote a piece about the death of VDI a few years back. However a strong argument can be made for VDI to protect agains such threats as Petya.
First off, trying a new studio setup. Let me know which setup you prefer, the physical white board or the virtual screen shown today. With IoT data, there's a belief that edge computing will reverse the trends of cloud computing in the enterprise. I address to strategies for moving the cloud closer to the edge.
We spoke with former Switch executive Mark Thiele on the podcast on the value of cloud hotels to multi-cloud strategies. This #CTODailyDose I draw out a strategy for multi-public cloud using a cloud hotel.
What motivated me to quit my full time comfortable job and start for the unknown of The CTO Advisor full time?