Cloud Strategy: Ideals Meet Policy – Part Deux

In the Spring of 1911, Teddy Roosevelt was asked about a reciprocity agreement with Canada. He said, “Economic considerations mattered less in foreign negotiations than those of national pride.” What was true then still holds today.

What does something Teddy Roosevelt said in the early 20th century have to do with the cloud? I address these questions, and other related topics, in Part two of my latest Data Center Knowledge (DCK) Industry Perspective.

In the first part on cloud strategy & policy, I identified six top-tier policy and standards considerations, based on Keio University’s Asia Cloud Manifesto, that you need to consider in your journey to the cloud—and your cloud service provider needs to understand intimately.

As we discussed in the earlier column, a robust cloud framework— whether private or public— must be community-oriented if it is expected to provide on-demand services, rapid elasticity and resource pooling. In practice though, it is this community-oriented element of the ecosystem that poses the greatest threat to broad adoption. In a response posted to the earlier column, Intel IT senior data engineer Brad Ellison says, “One of the things often lost in the industry’s discussion about the cloud is that there is a physicality underlying the capability.”

This simple, yet brilliant statement summarizes the cloud’s greatest challenges and, happily (at least in my view) substantiates content I included in earlier posts about cloud computing. Thanks again, Brad. I wish I had come up with those words!

I think you’ll find Part two interesting. As always, I welcome your feedback, so please join the discussion. For more on this topic or answers to your questions, feel free to contact me on LinkedIn.