Microsoft’s chief Cloud + Enterprise strategist explains why your private cloud is failing

Gartner analyst Tom Bittman

(Image by Gartner analyst Tom Bittman

Apparently things aren’t too cloudy for most private clouds. According to Gartner analyst Tom Bittman, the majority of corporate private clouds are failing. That’s because the average private cloud environment wasn’t built for internal customers, but instead reflects what IT was comfortable building, Bittman says.

James Staten, chief strategist for Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise division, agrees.

“Too many IT infrastructure managers see public cloud as the enemy and thus don’t bother to either understand why their developers are using them, or get their hands dirty understanding just how these environments work,” he writes. “Help your IT infrastructure administrators understand why the front-line developers value self-service so much and how it doesn’t breed chaos in the data center — but just the opposite.”

Read more at the Azure blog.

Jake Siegel
Microsoft News Center Staff