To cloud or not to cloud is not even the question :-)

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I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the concept of “private cloud” lately. The concept is often presented as “rip” your current solution out as is and dump it into a data center managed by another organization.

Value:

  • Increased operational efficiency (the team now managing your solution in theory manages many other solutions and has a broader view)
  • Decreased cost over time
  • First step towards “cloud” enabling your business

The problem is the last bullet, that it is the first step towards cloud enabling your business.

That is the debate that I have been having with myself for more than 6 months now. I have come to the conclusion that the first two are very good reasons but the third is actually weak.

I believe that in fact a Private Cloud “porting” I won’t call it a migration will in fact delay the “Cloud” enabling of an application set rather than enable it.

That is my initial thinking, more coming!

 

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