Ajay Budhraja

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Enterprise Cloud Governance is the specification of policies and procedures for cloud solutions and services for the organization. Many organizations struggle with having silos of clouds without a coherent approach for governance. It is very tempting for departments or groups to go and buy new services and try to plug them and then play  to see how they work. If specific services have their own individual policies and procedures, this can lead to problems due to lack of centralized management. Without proper alignment with enterprise architecture and security, this can lead to spaghetti like conglomeration of Cloud services without proper attention to interoperability and service management. With enterprise-level solutions that leverage hybrid services, the situation can quickly spin out of control. It is extremely important to have a strategy and vision in place to a... (more)

Multi Community Cloud Services - Moving Beyond the Community Cloud

Community cloud services are services that are shared by multiple members of a community. They centralize the functions and can provide specific mission requirements. The mission requirements can be related to specific policies and compliance. Community clouds leverage the benefits of a public cloud but can satisfy specific requirements. These are perfect for communities with specific focus areas such as performance, auditing or policies that need to be applied across the community. A major benefit of community clouds is that many organizations can come together and pitch in for... (more)

Chief Executives and the Cloud - Leadership for the New Frontier

Cloud facilitates a new generation of technology and related impacts that have never been seen before. With utility computing and on demand capabilities, many organizations want to jump on the bandwagon as soon as possible. As the Chief Executive, there are some tough decisions to be made. There will be people in your organization who say that Cloud is the best thing that happened since the emergence of the internet. Others will paint a picture of gloom and doom by citing issues such as security, privacy, control over data etc. Cloud can enhance productivity by providing the infras... (more)

Cloud Computing and the Olympics

The London Olympics are not using the Cloud. Cloud computing seems a good match for the Olympics for provisioning a scalable and on-demand architecture quickly, and then taking it down after the event. That is precisely what the technology supports. The integration and deployment of the infrastructure for the Olympics is a big program with hundreds of servers due to the various events and related technology needed to support them. This can cause technologists to take a more conservative path to manage risks and stick to utilizing existing technologies. An event like the Olympic... (more)

Cloud and Change Management

Change management is important for Technology initiatives and since many Cloud services focus on rapid deployments, this area is sometimes forgotten. The move to Cloud has not only technology implications but also business implications. Business processes and operations can be encapsulated as services and delivered expeditiously. Change management for the Cloud should look into the strategic, technology and development changes and related impacts. If you need new tires for your car do you just go and buy the first set of tires you see or do you check specifications, compatibility... (more)