Adam, a Red Hat Senior Solution Architect for APAC, has 10 years experience in Information Technology and open source, with the last three years spent architecting, deploying and operating private clouds. He focuses heavily on the design and implementation of cloud governance procedures, including chargeback/showback, policy, compliance and auditing, as well as using automation to lower the administration overhead for private cloud teams.
Building frequent, small, incremental updates into your architecture minimizes disruptions and helps keep everything patched.
The right culture, risk management, and continuous improvement processes can multiply the value of what a private cloud has to offer.
There's much more to cloud lifecycle management than just running regular updates. If not done correctly, fixing problems can consume your entire team.
Keeping the cloud platform stable and available requires a disciplined approach to resource and capacity management.