As company’s and vendors cloud wash all aspects of IT, IT decision makers need to step back and look at their entire sytem and decide how we want to get to the cloud (if we want to get there at all).The more we think and talk about Cloud or IT as a Service, the more I think there is something missing….
IT as a Service is not just about cloud. Having automation does not imply your virtual environment is a cloud or visa versa. Granted, using IT as a Service is important for a cloud if you look at the NIST definition of a cloud, but it is not necessary for a cloud.
You can read more here: IT as a Service: Not Just for a Cloud