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Wrap Your Management Arms Around the Cloud

If you think you can run your cloud operations the way that many data centers are managed, your head really is in the cloud. IT shops have spent years adding this and decommissioning that. The result is often a hodge-podge, and managing all this is like corralling a bunch of wet cats.

As operations move to the cloud, it is time for a fresh start. And author Jaydeep Marfatia believes this is the time to, from the very beginning, create a cohesive set of management tools and policies.

I think Jaydeep is right. If your internal data center is a mess, at least you can walk in there and fix it. How do you fix problems that may be a half country away?

The trick is to prevent problems and when they occur, have clear procedures to resolve them. That is what management is all about.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/13/2012 at 12:47 PM


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