Let’s see if this scenario sounds familiar. One of the business units has a new application. Management is really excited because it’s been developed to run “in the cloud,” and you’ve been tasked with finding out how IT is going to take over administration, which is going to be required for security, volume purchasing, and demand-management reasons.

The business is also going to want to integrate it with several other corporate apps down the road, and your team will end up being responsible for a lot of that work. When you look into the background you find out that no real evaluation was done before an IaaS provider was selected.

The development team simply chose the service they “thought would be best,” which really means the one that they were most interested in using.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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