Got Visio???

March 30, 2014 4:13 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

This past week we got together with an old business associate to document a customer’s existing IT environment.  Rack elevations and power/cooling calculations.  While the deliverable was absolutely needed as part of a phased move to a new data center it is a good reminder that documentation – while tedious and time consuming – is critical to ensure successful IT operations.

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But with virtualization mainstream, a serious push toward hybrid clouds in flight, and the eventual adoption of DevOps as a standard these documentation efforts take on new meaning.  Less important are the physical diagrams of IT infrastructure, replaced by copious detailed logical diagrams.  These documents – while existing in traditional IT – take on new importance with a cloud focus.  The aggregation of virtualized assets, consumed public/private services, integration points and data flow are not just the domain of application engineers and developers.  To operationalize the cloud ALL parties need an understanding of the relationships between services.

Here is to documentation!

 

 

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Nebulaworks launch!

March 24, 2014 8:46 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

The time has finally come.  With the fanfare of launching a ship on her maiden voyage, we give you Nebulaworks.

Both my business partner and I have long considered what makes great companies tick; culture, offerings, success, failure, and differentiators.  We’ve worked with some of the best – both leaders and organizations.  We have also have witnessed the effects of ill timed and/or poor decisions.  We have both resolved to learn from these mistakes.

So what are we doing differently?  We will dig into our offerings in later posts but right now I’d like to take a moment to discuss our credo.  Unwavering focus to:

  • Educate our clients on innovative and disruptive technologies and methodologies
  • Challenge the status quo…both clients and internally on strategy, process, and operations
  • Facilitate transformation through disruptive cloud technologies and service offerings

These three tenants – simple and easy to keep in the front of our mind – are core competencies which drive us every day.  It is our DNA.

Over the coming weeks and months we will expand our offerings, grow our staff, and engage customers in ways that we believe are distinctly different.  Both Gerry and I plan on writing often as it is through this blog we will represent Nebulaworks; from services discussions, news about the Company, technology reviews, and of course random ramblings – if you decide to read them 🙂

We are very excited…so here is to the next big thing.  For more info about us, head to Nebulaworks, About Us.

Cheers!

Chris

 

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