App Think Tank: Why would I ever build another data center?

This week is the last set of videos from the Dell Services Application think tank held earlier this year.   These last two snippets focus on cloud and infrastructure and today’s clip features features Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society and Barry Libenson, SVP and CIO,  Safeway.

Jay and Barry respond to the question, how would you set up your IT environment today if you had the luxury of starting completely afresh.  One thing they are both quite adamant about is that they would own as little as possible.  Take a listen.

While owning no servers is not a reality for the majority of existing enterprises, there is quite a bit of traditional IT functionality that does make sense to outsource.  Whether outsourcing takes the form of managed services, BPO or cloud-based systems, its something to seriously investigate.

Stay tuned

Tune in later this week and we’ll have the final video clip from the application think tank.  In it Jimmy Pike, a Dell senior fellow and chief architect, will talk about cloud and hyperscale and the difference between the two.

The Think Tank, Sessions one and two

  • Think Tank Session 1– Welcome to the application-centric world – best practices in the ‘greenfield’
  • Think tank Session 2– Nexus of forces – CIOs under pressure and the rise of the enterprise developer

Extra-credit reading (previous videos)

Pau for now…

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