It’s always been an issue—those who look at IT architecture as something that exists to serve a single application or small systems domain. These days many organizations fail to select a cloud technology to serve enterprise IT as a whole. They deal with a series of tactical application cases that all have one-off cloud architectures. Do that 20 to 30 times, and you’ll have a real problem.
The result is predictable. Cloud promised to lower costs and increase agility, but you’re facing a complex mess of cloud technologies built by one project after another. Things are difficult to change, and the value cloud was supposed to bring isn’t there. Moreover, toss the keys to those in CloudOps and you’re likely to see them fall down from the number of moving parts and heterogeneous complexity they are attempting to operate.