Digital Society Depends On Robust Digital Infrastructure

So much became clear yesterday when a power failure at Easynet’s Schiphol datacenter affected the proper functioning of parts of the traditional, connected and online economy. It took about 1.5 hours before Easynet went public with a tweet and about 11 hours before services were fully restored: We suffered a power failure in our Schipol […] Read more »

The Big Switch: From BPO To BPaaS

‘The World Is Flat’ by Thomas Friedman and ‘The Big Switch’ by Nicholas Carr are two bestsellers that deal with the globalisation of labour (Friedman) and the emergence of a global compute grid (Carr). Both phenomena are essentially driven by the Internet and computer revolution. Both phenomena are also having a profound effect on the […] Read more »

Computing Deployment Models And Cloud Traceability

In a previous post we talked about balancing computing architecture and operational management choices. We built a model that defined four computing styles: legacy IT, outsourcing, private cloud and public cloud. In a subsequent post we refined this model to include four hybrid solutions: hybrid architecture, hybrid operations, hybrid cloud and hybrid hosting. We introduced […] Read more »