Cloud solutions are often presented as something completely new, where the rules of the games no longer apply. But that couldn’t be more wrong! The same principles apply, it’s just managed by a service contract instead of an internal team. That’s the big news!
You can find many parallels on this recent move to Cloud computing. Remember a time where households had to manage their own electricity supply, laundry, water or bread making, compared to the more industrial processes, created in response to the much higher demands of today’s society.
When managing complex systems on your own you will find many recurring problems:
In the end it is more efficient to manage IT resources centrally. In a cloud computing environment, there is ample computational power, and skills are maintained more efficiently for a wider base of users.
In my next blog I will explain how you still need a structure, typical of an old system, to manage the cloud. A team or individuals, not necessarily full time, with shift of focus from operation to governance and management.