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    Architecting Transformation – News of the Week, 10/7/16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Oct 7, 2016 8:45:42 AM
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    dreamstime_sm_40626024.jpgHyperscale data centers, digital transformation, Cloud, IoT, SDN… how do you tie it all together and make it work for your organization? That’s an ongoing discussion in the tech media, and one with at least as many answers as there are writers!

    This week’s roundup takes a look at a few of them, from how to “right-size” a data center, to a collection of four different digital transformation journeys.

    “Right-Sizing” The Data Center: A Fool’s Errand? 

    Data Center Knowledge | Tim Kittila gets down into the nitty-gritty of fine-tuning data center operations. Too often, teams get stuck on an idea of what’s wrong, rather than systematically identifying the source of a problem. Unfortunately, if you spend time and resources solving the wrong problem, you’re not likely to actually fix anything. Instead, check out Tim’s four key steps to consider when you’re getting started.

    Architecting IT in the Cloud Era 

    IT World Canada | Don Sheppard discusses the relationships among emerging technologies – and the difficulty of incorporating them into a comprehensive architecture. Some of the larger scale changes that IT architectures will need to adapt to are hybrid and public cloud, shadow IT and rapid development approaches like DevOps and Agile. He doesn’t suggest any solutions within this article, but identifying the challenge is a good first step!

    The Digital Transformation Journeys of Four CIOs 

    ZDNet | Alison DeNisco’s first few words, “The digital transformation is upon us,” struck me as an interesting way to look at the topic. She has a point, too – digital transformation is no longer optional, it’s a competitive necessity. Even supermarkets are embracing the transformation of their business models! She goes on to share interviews with four CIOs on their digital transformation journeys. Click through to read more from Fujitsu America, Ceva, Orange County, CA and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

    How do you keep up with new technologies, and integrate them into your existing systems? Let me know your problems and solutions in the comments below!

    Topics: Network Architecture, Industry News, digital transformation