The foundation of any cloud computing is virtual image. Many hosting providers and enterprise business have been useind cloud server hosting for quite some time and the technology has been quite successful with storage, applications and hosting. Bad virtual images can increase management issues, decrease agility, and interfere with the benefit of the cloud. You will need a better constructed virtual image to avoid any pitfalls in cloud computing. Some of the signs are :
Any virtualization platform needs a reliable virtual image for an envrionment. A basic virtual image not optimized for new updates and patches cannot be a reliable one. Constant change requires constant update and validation and testing of the image along with customization to match the changes of a virtual environment.