8/27/2014 | Posted by Mike Alvarado, Overland Storage

In an earlier blog, I argued for changing the understanding of cloud to be less about the technology of cloud and focusing more on cloud as an extension of strategy. The challenge is how to get consensus within an organization. How to develop the set of principles needed to focus organizational attention requires a common set of operational experiences. The best approach is to focus on creating active prototypes to establish what works in practice. Such an approach will more likely ensure that the cloud delivers a genuinely valuable business outcome. This may seem like an oversimplification but the reality is that with a strong set of operating principles and hands-on experience, it will be easier to make sense of and chose a durable cloud business and technology strategy.