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5 Hybrid Myths Busted

Michael Steinhart
dstrait
dstrait
10/13/2013 6:57:54 PM
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Multivendor Management
I think that there is opportunity for management suites to mask the underlying complexity of deployments onto the various choices that are now available. One of the strengths of sofware, generally, is to allow humans to deal with complex systems by masking the underlying complexity. As long as vendors provide open, stable APIs, there is no reason that this can't be done in a reasonable fashion. If vendors start closing their APIs to lock out third party tools (or the tools of their competitors), the situation becomes murky.

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Michael.Steinhart
Michael.Steinhart
10/11/2013 1:04:33 PM
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Editor
Re: Clubhouse
And the fans may be clearing the decks and charging the field? And there are at least half a dozen streakers? And two of the teams are making up new rules as they play. Or something like that.

It does provide some comfort, though, that there's really no way to predict what's coming down the pike. It lowers the stakes for me.

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kdawson
kdawson
10/11/2013 12:59:43 PM
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Clubhouse
Have to say I love Golden's simile here. And there are six clubrooms and nine teams are getting ready to take the field simultaneously. And the players on three of the teams are already breaking out in fistfights.

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Michael.Steinhart
Michael.Steinhart
10/11/2013 12:50:39 AM
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Re: IT management 101
I'm convinced! So what does it take to implement IAM widely? How costly or time-consuming is it? Are there relatively easy 'plug and play' options, or does it require extensive retooling?

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jagibbons
jagibbons
10/10/2013 7:43:54 AM
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Re: IT management 101
IAM should be part of every IT project, but all to often it isn't. We continue to rely solely on passwords and usernames, both of which can be compromised without too much difficulty. Not only does strong IAM make an enterprise safer, but it is a win in the PR area for employees who don't need to remember dozens of passwords anymore.

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Michael.Steinhart
Michael.Steinhart
10/10/2013 12:10:34 AM
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Re: IT management 101
That's an interesting observation, jagibbons. Do you think IAM is generally considered an important part of IT projects, either historically or currently? Because judging from my company, it's the farthest thing from anybody's mind.

Seriously, though, it's a very common complaint in the enterprise world -- I have too many logins and passwords. How do you implement IAM in your organization?

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jagibbons
jagibbons
10/7/2013 7:02:44 PM
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IT management 101
  • Know that it will be messy.
  • Develop requirements for agility and governance.
  • Integrate identity and access management (IAM) across all environments.

These are good points for anyone working in any facet of IT, not just for those looking toward a hybrid cloud. All technology decisions should involve those considerations.

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Michael.Steinhart
Michael.Steinhart
10/7/2013 12:27:57 AM
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Editor
Re: Did he
That wasn't a direct quote, Rich, but a distillation of his point. Did I write it too jargony? Or is process tweaking in the pursuit of leveraged flexibility just a funny turn of phrase? I can consult my notes. That's the lesson I came away with.

What do you think the effect of cloud is on operations?

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