Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hot off the Press: The Cloud Computing Journey (Part 1 of 2)

As IT departments across the globe embark on their cloud computing journey, they inevitably discover that cloud computing is the ultimate "paradox of ease." Things that should be difficult are handled by the cloud with suave finesse. On the other hand, things that might be dismissed as trivial turn into nightmares. But a cloud computing journey no longer has be an unpredictable series of events given the wealth of knowledge we can gain from the lessons learned by the early pioneers who are well into their respective cloud computing journeys.

Four key lessons that I will walk you through over the two-part series include:

  1. Plan, plan, and execute: getting your data center in order

  2. Understand the converging service models and their manifestations

  3. Governance is crucial: not as an afterthought but from the get go

  4. Workload migration: starting with the low hanging fruit

Click here to read the first part of the two-part series on "The Cloud Computing Journey - Learning from the Early Pioneers".