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Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop Expounds on Physics of Cloud at Cloud Expo

Keynotes at Second Day of Cloud Expo at Javits Center in New York

During his keynote at the Fifth International Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop presented a comprehensive view of the "science" involved in designing Cloud Computing infrastructure, whether public, private, or hybrid.

"You need to incorporate four types of science," he said. "Economics, management science, physics, and information science."

Bishop urged delegates to "create an economic model of demand and supply-chain mapping analysis and discipline. If you don't know your inventory or dependency maps, and if you don't know the performance and utilization of those systems, you can't build an optimal delivery program."

In preparing for his keynote, Bishop had noted that "workloads manifest the demand of the business from applications and services. These workloads have common patterns and known qualities, as do the applications and infrastructure deployment models that support them."

Then, in his presentation he said that by taking a thorough, systematic, scientific approach, IT executives can "make your arguments objective when it comes to the business. You will have the power of leverage rather than being levered all the time." Bishop said it's critical for IT to "profile workload and information flow. The user-driven, event-driven workload is your key...(in designing) flexible, dynamic corporate infrastructures."


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