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Private Clouds Made Easy

AA is a 12-step program. Jason Cowie claims he you can kick out a private cloud in only 10. (Kinda reminds me of "There's Something About Mary" where the creepy hitchhiker told Ben Stiller about his idea for 7-Minute Abs.)

In any event, Cowie, a VP at Embotics, thinks you should:

  • Prepare to scale up your virtual environment so it can turn into an elastic utility, i.e. a cloud, and increase your level of IT automation so your shop can handle this level of scale.
  • Invest particularly in configuration and change management, capacity planning, and resource management to make your cloud work properly.
  • Not be afraid to take baby steps as you build your private cloud.
  • When you hit glitches, find a permanent fix so you don't keep repairing the same problem again and again.

For more insight, check out Jason's piece here.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/03/2012 at 12:47 PM


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