Re: Interesting post
Karen, thanks for your comment. I think there's a couple of interrelated things happening here. While I would agree that the cloud skills gap is real and therefore certainly a contributing factor, I also think that overuse of the "cattle vs. pets" analogy (and the resulting oversimplification to "I don't need to care for my workloads" that frequently occurs) might actually be contributing to the cloud skills gap. In other words, organizations think that going to "cloud" means they don't have to develop skills, tools, processes, and procedures to handle workloads because in the cloud, it's all cattle instead of pets. Hence, the cloud skills gap.
My key point is that, as an industry, we need to shift the discussion around "cattle vs. pets" to a discussion of orchestration, automation, systems, tools, processes, and procedures for operating at scale.