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If You Build It, Will They Come?

Some of you may remember the movie Field of Dreams where Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella hears the phrase “if you build it, they will come.” Ray interprets this to mean he needs to plow under a portion of his corn field to build a baseball field and risk the economic and emotional stability of the family he loves dearly. The ending of the movie is open to interpretation but we assume Ray and his family lived happily ever after even if seemed like a crazy idea to everyone else.

With all the industry buzz around Cloud, many customers believe that if they build a Cloud solution (on or off premises) people will adapt and use it. This could not be further from the truth. Those of you wanting to disrupt the status quo need to first ask the question “what problem am I trying to solve”? Without specific use cases, you can end up wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars building a solution that no one will use. Once you have determined the problem(s) you would like to solve and fully understand what the goal is, you can then begin looking at solutions.  Without a true problem to solve and full understanding of the cloud solution of choice, you risk building a cloud solution with no customers.

This past week VMware Staff Solution Architect Sudhir Balasubramanian authored a blog covering Oracle RAC on VMware on AWS.  One of the  most compelling things around VMware Cloud on AWS is the fact that it’s underlying architecture is built on vSphere, VSAN, and NSX. This makes moving  Business Critical Application  workloads to a public cloud easier.

Welcome to Street 2 Clouds!

As we discussed what we wanted to accomplish with this website, we discovered we are very passionate about what we do. We like to see customers SUCCEED! Our roles place us very close to customers who have already adopted virtualization as a core platform and are now moving forward into the new world of cloud computing. By definition, cloud computing is an information technology paradigm, a model for enabling ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable resources (such as computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services), which can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, over the Internet or on premises. While cloud computing is a simple concept, the implementation of such is anything but easy. Technology is great, but it’s people and processes that make the magic happen. Our goal is to bring our “street” experience as consultants and customer advocates and help you all become even more “cloud” ready. Come back often as we will be updating content frequently.

-SL