by: Steve Herrod, General Catalyst Partners, Guest Column
In a recent “Silly Things in IT” blog, I cheekily proposed the mission statement for IT Infrastructure:
I exist to run applications. I shall run them quickly, efficiently, and safely. I should minimize the time it takes humans to use me.
I continue to meet many IT department heads and infrastructure startups that get so wrapped up in the feeds-and-speeds of their domain, that they lose track of the fact that infrastructure is just a means to an end.
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