re: 5 Things VMware Should Do In 2013
Yes, Charlie, I do admit to the likely possibility you pose with the caveat that IT be honest with itself with regards to that portion of your application layer that IS your core competence -- perhaps only somewhere between 15-25% of all your apps. So working with an MSP that hosts the layers of your infrastructure stack below the application layer might be a better use of finite resources than on-prem, no matter what you do to it. The holy grail is of course to future proof and right-size your computing environment, regardless of where it resides and who owns or maintains what.
I'm a business strategist, first and foremost, with an appetite for technology, but I see cloud operators having an upper hand in perfecting infrastructures that been largely commoditized with VMWare as a key component in many cases...what I'm suggesting is to take a hard, long look at what you have and how you spend your money...ask yourself if you really are world-class at it, and if not, find out someone who is.
After all, you don't do your own dry cleaning, do you? G˙¦