No Business Case for my Private Cloud!

No Business Case for my Private Cloud!

The issue of the Business Case for the Private Cloud is a recurring theme! If I go in the cloud, particularly in the private cloud, what is the Business Case? The question is really: Am I completely embracing the innovation combined with this new model? The Private Cloud is, by far, a subject with multiple links in the organizations. You want to develop a Business Case? Implementing a Cloud without an attractive Service Offer service: fewer benefits, Implement the Cloud without process optimization: fewer benefits, Implement the Cloud without reviewing Architectures: fewer benefits, Implement the Cloud without changing Organization: fewer benefits, Implement the Cloud without rethinking your security: fewer benefits. Implement the Cloud without support change: fewer benefits, … I found that some projects leave much of these issues on the side. What are the results? A Business Case to challenge moving to the Cloud … This may well prove not to go! What is the solution? Embrace the entire subject precisely to maximize the benefits! Some friends tells me: “In France it is how much it costs, the US, how much it pays and China … we have already done!” What is your Business Case to your private...
Cloud Avantime

Cloud Avantime

Make no mistake, this is not an article for choosing your next car. Whatever! What is Cloud Avantime? This is a new trend of Private Cloud projects I meet more and more. What are the characteristics? – A Private Cloud approach proposed by the Technology, – A detailed definition of “how” before a specific “what”, – A low “clients” involvement of the future solution, – A project inspired by ancient practices. What are the consequences? Is obtained, in the best case, a Cloud Avantime. You will remember this Renault car. Successful engineering teams … Who has not found its customers. It is the same for projects of Private Cloud. You’ll get beautiful implementations struggling to find their place and their customers. What to Do? – The first: it’s work together! Share and especially associate your future customers in the project. As soon as possible, as widely and as often as possible. – The second: why? Yes, why build your private cloud? You do not wake up one morning and say, well, I’ll do a Private Cloud it is cool … What is your need? What are your issues? What would you solve for your customers? – The third: The technology is only, with my experience, one part of the issues. Governance, Service Offer, Architecture, Security, Process and Change Management are the other pillars for a successful Cloud project. You have Private Cloud projects? You are driving an...
Rent or Build Your Private Cloud?

Rent or Build Your Private Cloud?

The popularity of the Private Cloud in France can not be denied. All projects that I can see with Beamap, mainly for large groups, are building a private cloud to the customer. Why a Private Cloud? The main motivation for the creation of a Private Cloud in the customer’s premises is a security related blur and a lot of things around security: data location, identity management, access, control, information system interconnection, processes to review … As these issues are complex and poorly controlled collectively, teams prefer to deal with the subject remaining in the premises of the Company. “At least it’s home, security teams can not tell us anything, it’s easier.” Pragmatic but is it really easier? Why not create a private cloud on the outside? The main suppliers of the French market should strengthen their proposal for this type of offer. Indeed, it is an intermediate step between the private cloud is permitted (the customer) and the Public Cloud (ie shared). The offer is still under construction for the same reasons I mention above. Which Option? Rent or Build Your Private Cloud? Definitely, I am convinced that the best offer is one that is made by the Supplier in his premises. It forces teams to think in complete Service Offering and to handle the related Cloud Transformation and by the way it maximizes the benefits of the Cloud. Where to start? Respond with an updated security policy, Present a clear legal and regulatory constraints with a risk-based approach, Formalize the process between the customer and the supplier (including the information system part) Formalize a clear and validated offer by those who use it (with their...
A bright Cloud new year !

A bright Cloud new year !

I wish you, once again, my best wishes for the year 2012! It’s a new year, with good intentions, in a not easy context but with great opportunities. Anyway, it is like we are, you look at life with a half full glass or half empty. You guessed it, I think being in the first category. This is certainly a trait I’ve always had, a positive vision of the future and what we can find in it and especially with our work! For this blog around the Cloud, my wish for 2012 is that the cloud becomes all bright, clear, understandable for you to succeed in this transition to cloud computing. It is this positive vision of the future we will build based on opportunity, such as Cloud. This year I want to focus my blog around – Cloud and Men, set in the center : Teams, around projects Cloud, what are the impacts, what are the risks but also the responses, – The Cloud to increase the competitiveness of our businesses, they need it, but also facilitate the transformation, – Trends in Cloud because you have to follow the proliferation of private cloud projects, projects and the emergence of SaaS and PaaS, DevOps, and it is only the beginning! Finally, I also want to advocate a vision, an ambition and belief in our country and to be heard, modestly, to bring ideas in the debate in this election year. Very good 2012 with Patrick’s Clouds I hope;)...