Similar to any journey the cloud journey is one of opportunity, risk and reward, and needs a solid plan before it even begins. Let’s start by defining it.
According to AWS Cloud computing is “the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.” At its highest level, that’s accurate. What it doesn’t account for, is the complexity that’s behind a “cloud decision.”
It’s a multi-step journey, and like many transformational technology initiatives it’s one that starts by requiring solid answers to several key questions?
What’s driving the decision? Is it cost, efficiency, growth, agility, global capability or are you merely data-center averse?
Is your identity model capable of supporting a hybrid strategy?
Is their a compelling event driving it?
Which vendor partners best fit your strategy?
These questions, among many others, need answering before you get into conversations about your application portfolio and what moves versus stays, your capacity requirements, the financial model that supports it and other cloud prerequisites. Let us help drive the questions and extract the appropriate answers collaboratively.