The cloud has swept in, bringing change in its wake. One of the most important areas that has been affected by this change is the IT market, with many of them experiencing a sense of dismal, overcast dread as they realize just how much their job has changed in the new and virtualized world. Cloud environments cannot be managed in the same way that physical servers were, and this had caused a great many issues for a large number of IT teams that find themselves on the outs in a world they used to know very well. Now, new strategies must be developed in order to deal with the cloud world and ensure that teams can not only stay current but stay on their game.
The nature of the IT industry is that it is both inclusive and “owned”. Those who administer IT services or who create or provide them have a tendency to feel what they have worked on is theirs and theirs alone, and that anyone else will not understand it as well as they do. The problem in the cloud comes because no single service can do it all, and a blend of IT services, platforms and applications must run in concert in order to provide a streamlined experience.
From a customer standpoint, why their virtual server or cloud isn’t working doesn’t matter to them – regardless of who is really to blame, they just want it to work. The new environment does not support IT teams that are exclusive and closed; instead, teams need to be willing to work within one another in order to forward services as whole. The cloud can bring rain, but IT teams can weather the storm by being willing to adapt.
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