Windward Insights

Putting Cloud is Perspective - Cloud Redefined

Published Aug. 24, 2011
Written by Michele Darwin

Squares in a cloud

“Beyond that, cloud IT is about achieving the benefits of mass production and automation, a“factory IT”model that fundamentally and forever changes the way we deliver IT services.”

A thought provoking article written by John Treadway in Cloud Expo today explores the fundamentally different definitions of cloud IT. I choose to define “factory IT” through the lense of Business Technology Management (BTM). I would say that factory IT standardizes on a reasonable number of standard configurations (service catalog), automates repetitive operations (DevOp) and then manages and monitors ongoing operations more tightly (management).

How do you define cloud? ReadJohn Treadway’s full article here. . .