Subbu Allamaraju says “Don’t Build Private Clouds“. I agree with his rational.
There are very few enterprises in the planet right now that need to own, operate and automate data centers. Unless you’ve at least 200,000 servers in multiple locations, or you’re in specific technology industries like communications, networking, media delivery, power, etc, you shouldn’t be in the data center and private cloud business. If you’re below this threshold, you should be spending most of your time and effort in getting out of the data center and not on automating and improving your on-premise data center footprint.
His main three points are:
- Private cloud makes you procrastinate doings the right things.
- Private cloud cost models are misleading.
- Don’t underestimate on-premise data center influence on your organization’s culture.