The Agility Gap in Today’s Private Cloud

If you’re like most organizations, your users and even your CEO are demanding “a cloud like
Amazon” where they can instantly spin up servers through a self-service portal. And you may
have given them something that looks like that.
However, delivering a portal with scripted provisioning in a first-generation “cloud” isn’t going
to deliver the agility, service levels, and satisfaction that users are really looking for. They may
be initially requesting self-service provisioning, but what they really want are self-managed
systems to increase their agility. This paper highlights the current agility gap that private
clouds have and how to achieve true business agility.