Despite IT’s bravado, most don’t have the skills or understanding to properly handle the task of building a private cloud
According to James Staten at Forrester Research, those of youlooking to implement private clouds may be lacking the skills required to succeed.
While many IT pros are hot on cloud computing — Staten notes that the common attitude is “I’ll bring these technologies in-house and deliver a private solution, an internal cloud” — they don’t grasp an underlying truth of cloud computing. As Staten puts it: “Cloud solutions aren’t a thing, they’re a how, and most enterprise I&O shops lack the experience and maturity to manage such an environment.”
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I’m reaching the same conclusion. While private clouds seem like mounds of virtualized servers to many in IT, true private clouds are architecturally and operationally complex, and they require that the people behind the design and cloud creation know what they are doing. Unfortunately, few do these days.