First off, let’s give credit where credit is due. The Jovi philosopher said, when talking about a woman, “You promise me heaven, then put me through Hell”. I have loosely adapted it to cloud implementation strategies.
Well, it happened again. I was talking to some clients and it happen again. What happened you may ask? The US and THEM thing. US meaning the server guys which usually includes the storage guys and THEM the network guys. I wonder, why is that? In the same corporation, it would seem that factions exist. Am I exaggerating a little? You would think so, but, as I look around, it would seem like IT has its own politics also. Alright, accuse me of being ‘Vieux Jeu’, but, can’t we all just get along? The nasty thing about clouds is that it will bring to the surface just about every dysfunctional corporate relationships you have. The cloud is as much about communication as it is about technology. Communication because you will need to have some of the best communication practices around. The server person, the storage person, the network person will need to all be in sync in order to have smooth operations. Will the server person built profiles that also require detailed networking information? or will it be the either way around? Will one mind the others interference? And that’s just for starters. Who will “own” the business process? Will the business units accept sharing servers with others? All of these functional groupings will need to evolve with the new paradigm that the cloud represents.
Well, I am no psychologist, but it sounds like the CIO could use the help of one.
In the meantime, I promised my brunette a Bon Jovi concert, he is coming to town, ahem. 😉