What do Walt Disney World, The Matrix, and Big Ben have in common? On the surface they do not share much. Each of these is special because everything that makes them tick, pun intended, are hidden from view of the consumers. We all intuitively know there is a great deal of complexity behind the scenes, but it is intentionally hidden from the users. This is the behavior consumers of cloud-based services also expect, even in the datacenter.
Today vendors are working hard to make their products and services more consumable in a nearly seamless fashion. They are accomplishing this by adding abstract control layers, open APIs with robust development kits, and enabling cross platform integrations. The recognition is that in today’s virtualized datacenter and the Internet of everything no technology is an island any longer. Efforts have to be made to make interoperability a priority in order to provide the polished experience that consumers have grown to expect. The question being answered is ‘Why doesn’t X communicate with Y?’ Read More »