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NFVaaS DevOps Transformation A headline theme of NFVaaS is one not about technology but about organizational transformation, shifting to the ‘DevOps’ mode of IT delivery, [...]
An especially powerful aspect of the TM Forum is their ‘Catalyst Projects’, a portfolio of prototype focused projects that set out to identify and solve [...]
Building the NFVaaS Ecosystem One easy way to visualize the intended end results of the innovation work of industry projects like the TMF’s ‘ZOOM‘ initiative, [...]
Our efforts to develop an industry roadmap for NFVaaS includes direct participation in the relevant industry forums, in particular the TM Forum’s project to ‘Build [...]
Our analysis of AT&T’s SDN and Cloud strategy sets the scene for the recent moves of one of the industry’s major players – Gigaspaces. Their Cloudify product is [...]
A question that’s likely to arise for many considering implementing a Business Architecture practice is how it might relate to their existing skills and artifact [...]
Providing an executive summary of Business Architecture best practices, through describing the journey of ‘Canvas to Blueprint’, is easy to do because there are already [...]
Bringing Agile to the Whole Organization One of my principle goals with this content is captured in this HBR article ‘Bringing Agile to the Whole Organization‘, which is to [...]
From Canvas to Blueprint Business Architecture is a set of best practices defined by organizations like the OMG and the Business Architecture Guild, that provide a [...]
As the Enterprise Irregulars discuss in this blog the Cloud Native model is underpinned by early maturity model work. Cloud Aware Application Maturity The ODCA describe the [...]
CBPN Insight Using existing management best practices notably Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints, any organization can systemically apply new ‘DevOps’ software practices to [...]
The Milton Keynes MK:Smart project, their Smart City initiative, is a world leading case study that others can learn from. Smart City Platform – Innovation Ecosystem [...]
Cloud Native primarily represents the fusion of two core technical architecture and organizational design concepts: Microservices and DevOps. The Rise of Cloud Native It also means [...]
John Donovan leads the Domain 2.0 initiative for AT&T, and in this video describes their work with and vision for OpenStack. He sets the scene [...]
DCAE – Real-Time Analytics and Cloud Management Another of the main foundations of the AT&T Domain 2.0 program is the ‘DCAE’ framework: Data Collection, Analytics and Events. [...]
The primary reference backbone for our NFVaaS Roadmap is the technical standards work from ETSI, most notably ‘MANO‘, which specifies how telcos can implement Cloud Native [...]
The entire technical design for a digital-enabled smart city is a reference architecture that’s available from a number of expert industry sources. For example an architecture [...]
Network DevOps: Target Operating Model A critical artifact required to plan business transformation programs, such as the shift to an NFVaaS sales model, is the [...]
Last week I was at TMF Live, the annual telco conference organized by the TM Forum. It’s a huge industry showcase, with a powerful sub-thread [...]
As demonstrated by the latest issue of Harvard Business Review having a section dedicated to it, the ‘Platform’ business model has entered the mainstream consciousness. [...]
Data Centre and Application Consolidation The primary business benefit outputs of a business transformation-driven virtualization project are achieved through multiple levels of consolidation. This includes [...]
The CBPN is building ‘Roadmap Solution Communities‘ around key Industry Requirements – From telco NFVaaS through to Government Cloud procurement programs, such as the USA’s NIST [...]
The ‘Platform Manifesto‘ describes APIs as one of the key building blocks of a Platform Business Model. Digital leaders like Pearson have pioneered them to [...]
Our focus here is on Enterprise Cloud Computing.
Another of the main foundations of the AT&T Domain 2.0 program is the ‘DCAE’ framework: Data Collection, Analytics and Events. In short their Big Data platform for enabling smart management. “In the D2 vision, virtualized functions across various layers of functionality are expected t...
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The conversations about the Cloud industry tend to be dominated, understandably, by AWS, Microsoft and Google as the main providers, and the tech pioneers that utilize them, like Netflix. We don’t tend to look at the ‘plumbing’, the telco service providers who deliver...
The primary reference backbone for our NFV Ecosystem is the technical standards work from ETSI, most notably ‘MANO’, which specifies how telcos can implement Cloud Native principles like virtualization and containers. In November 2012 seven of the world’s leading tele...
One of our first Industry Roadmaps is entitled the ‘Cloud Native Digital Operator‘. This refers to telecommunication providers applying Cloud Native business models and technology architectures to achieve their futurist vision of becoming a Digital Operations Centre of the ...
Like most industries the telco sector is gearing up to adopt the Platform Business Model. This has taken on a ‘XaaP’ moniker, ie. ‘something’ as a Platform, like GaaP for Government, and at it’s heart is an ‘Ecosystem‘ design model, a collabora...
Written by Isaac George, SVP and UK Regional Head, Happiest Minds Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed some of the largest cyber-attacks in history. Some of these attacks have been very well publicised and are probably already familiar to you – Target, Home Depot, eBay, JP Morgan C...
A hot trending topic in the Cloud industry is the Kubernetes container technology, with many vendors announcing support. Cloud Native Computing It was the first defining container technology to underpin Cloud Native computing, and thus sets the scene for vendor profiling relevant to ou...
Nike is an organization that understands the shift driven by trends like the Internet of Things, where technology becomes an integral part of product value. Fitness is a key area where IoT wearable technologies combined with new apps will become differentiating factors that influence ...
As we introduce in the previous article From Silos to DevOps, implementing DevOps is essentially the start of adopting ‘Lean’ practices. Going ‘Cloud Native’ is an expression of this which also incorporates the best enable technical architecture too – Micr...
Cloud Native primarily represents the fusion of two core technical architecture and organizational design concepts: Microservices and DevOps. The Rise of Cloud Native It also means there are two fundamental transformational journeys, one of a technical architecture and one organization...
iland cloud API empowers developers to tap into the advanced security, disaster recovery, compliance, management and Big Data functionality of iland’s enterprise-class cloud LONDON – 29th March 2016 – iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud hosting provider, today announced its ...
As the Enterprise Irregulars discuss in this blog the Cloud Native model is underpinned by early maturity model work. Cloud Aware Application Maturity The ODCA describe the same principles calling the evolution ‘Cloud Aware Applications‘, explained through a detailed refere...
The primary business context for Cloud Native case studies like Netflix is the ‘Platform Business Model‘, the conceptual design model for the particular commercial models they implement as well, one that is directly enabled by the technology. Considering the business wealth...
At the heart of the Cloud Native recipe is the shift to a ‘containerized microservices’ application architecture. This is a pretty fundamental shift in IT habits, embracing both the Docker-inspired container technology wave as well as a holistic transformation of how softwa...
Although the conversation about DevOps typically focuses mostly on the tool sets and platforms – Puppet, Docker, Microservices et al, the more profoundly challenging aspects for most large organizations will be in the organizational transformation is proposed as part of the ‘Cloud Nati...