So much of IT is governed by self optimizing behavior by different fiefdoms. Security, Web, Data, Apps, Mobile, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing most of the time own their own gear. I had a chance to talk to Gigaom’s Jonathan Vanian to discuss how data center clusters (sometimes called cores or pods) are used to organize IT resources to be efficient vs. a departmental approach. This has been done for so long it’s been well proven.
Here is Jonathan’s post.
The fundamental idea is to let system architects define systems as resources for departments.
“You need to have some group that is looking at the bigger picture,” Ohara said. “A group that looks at what is acquired and makes it work all together.”
If more companies were using this approach making them more efficient many times they can get better price performance making them competitive with public clouds.
Jonathan wrote about my perspective.
How pod and core configurations boost performance
And Jonathan was able to discuss with Redapt a systems integrator who has build many clusters/pods/cores.
Working with companies to build their data centers