Alex Juch, Architect, NetApp
Everyone wants cloud. No one knows what cloud is.
- Gartner: 78% of IT shops will deploy a private cloud computing strategy by 2014.
- CIO.COM: “62% of all IT projects fail”
You will fail if you approach this project as a technology project. The architect needs to sell this as a business solution. Architecture is the intersection between technology and business.
Reduce your risk:
- Business risk: people and process, managed portfolios, IT/business alignment.
- Technical risk: use reference architecture, platform bundles.
The customer must want to do this, you cannot coax/tease them into it. Too much change in mindset and established process.
Abandon hope all ye who enter here. I gave up listening, VPNed into the lab, and continued building a lab for work, happily finding that my COnfigMgr clients were pushed out, updates were downloading, Endpoint was deployed and updated, and I build a few collections and deployed some AV policy.