It’s Deja Vu All Over Again in the Cloud

There is an old saying, “the definition of is to repeat the same thing over and over and expect a different result.” The way many enterprises are approaching the , insanity would be a great way of classifying it. When we look across most enterprises, we see a collection of technologies from every era of computing. We have just about every vendor solution imaginable—often multiple versions of products from the same vendor—and a hodgepodge of architectures that makes spaghetti look organized.

Enter the Cloud

Now is our chance to fix some of our sins from the past, right? Now we will take a pragmatic approach and analyze our portfolio of applications. We will determine which applications and workloads make sense to run in the cloud. We will determine which cloud service model (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) makes sense for each workload. We will spend time understanding how to secure applications that run outside of our firewalls. We will analyze our organization structure and the strengths and weaknesses of our culture and our processes. We will transform our culture to a DevOps mindset and break down the silos. We will focus on automation, metrics, and the customer experience.

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Author: Mike Kavis, The Virtualization Practice

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