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Despite the fact that all the marketing glitz promises dramatic
improvements (including solving hunger, curing the common cold, and
providing world peace) merely by using the cloud, there are a lot of
operational prerequisites and gotchas that abound with cloud deployments
regardless of vendor or project. We'll explore monitoring,
provisioning, and of course the config management pre-reqs and gotchas
that simply must be in place for a cloud effort to be a success.