Nadhan, thanks for sharing, very interesting and colorful series of application deployment blogs, my thought is: such vivid appication personality may also directly influence business process, enterprise architecture, even the business "culture", look forward to reading your upcoming blogs regarding application life cycle management on rationlization, modernization, integration, governance and optimization. thanks
If you think about it, there's a basic disconnect between entrepreneurs and CIOs. CIO's choose the IT path because they're analytical, engineering and science-minded and logical. I would argue many if not most are left brained. Entrepreneurs may share some of these traits, but have a healthy dose of right-brained creativity. Of course, this is generalizing, but there are reason CIOs and enterpreneurs choose different paths.
But Joel's over arching point that the CIO mindset has to change is a good one.
Infrastructure teams tend to think shorter term and as a consequence are often ill-suited to lead cloud migrations. How do I know? I've had contact with three customers recently where the marching orders were to move quickly and invest as little as possible in the migration. The goal was to reduce costs move by shuttering data centers and manage multiple suppliers.
Imagine having thousands of applications to put into the cloud. What are the steps to taking on such a massive project? Well, this is what I told a customer who informed me that he had five thousand apps to migrate into the cloud. I suggested a six step approach.
1) Understand the vision, establish the priorities
I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do.
While getting into the cloud fast can seem attractive, a deliberate step-by-step approach is the wisest course. Rushing to the cloud without considering all its implications is not a good idea. So here are five steps to consider as you evaluate cloud options.
Companies are adopting the cloud as they realize more and more benefits. Few jump in whole hog based on the cloud hype and there's been plenty of that. Still, as the cloud becomes more mainstream, new terms crop up.