This applies to all enterprise apps that need to run on highly-available, service-level-driven, on-premise infrastructure.
A picture paints a thousand words, but I’ll chuck in a few words just to make sure we’re all clear:
- Business demands focus on applications, how to generate revenue, how to increase margin, cut costs
- That drives focus away from “under the water” (ie. in the data center) infrastructure
- It also drives a focus on cheapest tin wins, which is like using spray-on cheese in a good restaurant. Customers won’t come back. If you have to ask why, you’re an idiot.
- If you think “under the water” is easy, you will hit the ice berg and be eaten by penguins.
- What you need is a way to do the “under the water” stuff in a repeatable, predictable, scalable, cost-effective way (VCE and Vblocks)
I’m picking Microsoft only because I’m presenting tomorrow at Microsoft, but all other vendor Enterprise Apps apply.
Now for the picture: