What if you build a Private Cloud?

Tom Bittman has a nice post on private cloud issues; he helps cut through the noise around private clouds with a statement that could be applied to much more than just cloud computing “We’ve got to get our IT people to stop thinking about products and technologies and even architectures first, and instead to focus on […]

Tom Bittman has a nice post on private cloud issues; he helps cut through the noise around private clouds with a statement that could be applied to much more than just cloud computing “We’ve got to get our IT people to stop thinking about products and technologies and even architectures first, and instead to focus on understanding their service requirements first.” “Start by understanding your service catalog (most organizations don’t have one), understand the SLAs and costs for each service (most don’t know that, either), build strategic plans for each of those services (does anyone have this?), determine which ones might go to the cloud in the future and when that cloud service’ll be “ready” (OK, this takes some work), make your ROI decision about building a private cloud service, and then you can start looking at architectures and products and technologies,” said Tom.