"As we expand more into the cloud, we have told our providers that we want to use our tools and best practices, and we plan to extend them into your environment. For us this simplifies management significantly, and allows us to apply policies and standards across our entire infrastructure, no matter who is hosting it." Article Link
This is a great point being made in Pete Privateer article and I recommend that you read the rest of it. However for the point of this point this merging of internal practices with that of your cloud service provider because the real issue for many in making this transition and we are going to need to have many, many more blogs, videos and even conference or two about it. .