Use Web-Scale IT to Make Enterprise IT Competitive With the Cloud

Archived Published: 15 May 2013 ID: G00250754

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Many senior enterprise IT leaders are in a disadvantageous position with respect to large cloud services when comparing service delivery capability. Implementing Web-scale IT, a pattern of global-class computing, will help to even the odds no matter the size of the enterprise.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Decide Where the Web-Scale IT Approach Fits in Your Enterprise
    • Approach Data Center and Infrastructure Build-Out as an Industrial Design Activity
    • Use Web-Oriented Architectures to Build for Scale and Resilience
    • Program Your Infrastructure to Respond to Changing Demands
    • Implement Lean Processes to Maximize Delivery Velocity
    • Break Down Silos and Build Flexible Teams
    • Instill an Innovation and Responsibility Culture to Facilitate Change
    • Final Thoughts on Web-Scale IT
  • Recommended Reading
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