An all too familiar scenario playing out in numerous organisations today is a rapid push onto the Cloud. Typically this entails a technical division getting approval to migrate a workload onto to the Cloud, or establish a new project on AWS EC2 instances.
Fast forward a few months and the organisation’s cloud adoption seems to be progressing fairly well. More and more teams and applications are running on AWS, but it’s around this time that cost and management have started spiralling out of control. A quick survey of the organisation’s AWS account reveals there are users, instances and various other resources running out of control “on the cloud”. The typical issues many organisations have wrestled with in their traditional infrastructure space has been directly translated onto the Cloud. Now the financial controller and other executives are starting to question the whole Cloud strategy. What exactly has gone wrong here?
Whether you’re prototyping a small proof of concept (POC) or looking to migrate your entire organisation into the Cloud, if you fail to adhere to a Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and form a Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE), it won’t be a case of if the wheels fall off the wagon, but when.
Think of the CAF as a structured roadmap that outlines how and when you’re going to migrate onto the Cloud, and the CCoE as the project leadership team who will be able to execute the CAF in a manner that will guarantee results.
The CAF looks at Cloud Adoption from six different perspectives. Business, People, Governance, Platform, Security and Operations.
It ensures that no matter what project you have in mind, the broader implications of Cloud adoption are highlighted and worked through. If you’ve ever been privy to the disaster an ad-hoc technology lead adoption results in, you’ll truly appreciate how critical CAF is to successful Cloud transformation.
Consegna specialise in running CAF workshops for organisations to ensure success with end to end Cloud transformation, both from a Business and Technical perspective, for complete Cloud adoption. For a coffee and chat about CAF and how it can ensure the success of your Cloud migration and digital transformation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a catch up.