Multi-Tenancy Definition and Overview in the Clouds

So I was laying down by the river today in the sun and had a set of initial thoughts around defining and quantifying my tenancy within the cloud.

I really want to see my presence more defined so I have a better understanding and control. Here are some initial thoughts.

So my presence in the cloud usually is going to reside in a tenancy slot at on or more data centers, without getting too technical. Depending on the size and importance of my company or presence my tenancy will be of concern to several groups, and offer different perspectives: Areas of my tenancy that would have aspects across all those perspectives would be: So these are just some of my initial thoughts around this crazy world of Cloud Tenancy. I see a lot of standards, definitions, and policies need be flushed out.

I track my presence at many 3rd party providers both business and personal. I consider this my 3rd party IT infrastructure definition. Its key to operating in a 2.0 world. However I see it evolving into a more cloud tenancy plan.

I will need to operate at multiple providers for different services. My development, training, prototype, and QA environment may exist at SkyTap and my production environment may live at Amazon Web Services and my office documents exist at Google Apps for your Business.

I am existing at three separate cloud tenancy slots. I need things defined on a lot of levels.

Hmmmm....food for thought.