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