muSOAing for 12/29/10 – Cradle to Grave

With Cloud based initiatives accelerating and becoming mainstream, management of these infrastructures is proving to be a very big challenge. This is a very new discipline that will need a lot of attention while chalking out your Cloud Enablement strategy. This would form part of your Cloud Governance Strategy. What you want is a comprehensive mechanism for not only setting up your entire cloud infrastructure but also looking at the whole thing from a very holistic standpoint.

What we are talking here is essentially the setting up of a Private Cloud Infrastructure. If you do not want to deal with the hassles of the infrastructure that goes into this, then there are provider who will let you host a Private Cloud but then again it comes with it’s own set of problems so choose wisely. It is better to have total control of your entire private cloud infrastructure. For a successful implementation all layers of your IT Infrastructure will have to be virtualized and that is your Server Hardware, Storage and Network layers. Then you will plug in the various tool(s) for performing the various tasks involved in maintaining and running this infrastructure including the provisioning of entire virtual compute stacks at the click of a button.

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