Public clouds provide the ability to quickly provision infrastructure. Unfortunately, many companies bring their old tools, processes and mindsets to the cloud and create long wait times for developers to get access to environments.
In this cartoon, a developer is trying to help sales close a huge deal by building a quick demo to show the client the "art of possible". Centralized IT is unable to provide him with a secure sandbox in time to make a sale so he goes the "Shadow IT" route and gets punished for it, even though the result was a big win for sales.

February 21, 2021