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AWS Cloud Adoption Framework

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AWS Cloud Adoption Framework

  1. 1. Shahbaz Alam, AWS Professional Services 23 May, 2017 AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) Accelerating Your Journey to the Cloud
  2. 2. Cloud Adoption is More Than Just Technology… “Infrastructure-less” Environment IT as a Utility Business Alignment Plan for Failure vs. Encourage Failure Why Prevent the Inevitable? Governance and Policy What Are Others Doing? Operational Integration Continuous Deployment Talent Optimization Application Optimization On Demand Why? When? Security How? Compliance AWS Monitoring Cost Control Reporting Core Competency DevOps
  3. 3. The 4 Stages of Cloud Adoption RETIRE TECHNICAL DEBT Value Project Foundation Migration Optimization and Reinvention Time
  4. 4. The 4 Stages of Cloud Adoption (cont…) • AWS is used on a project- by-project basis • Solves specific need(s) for the customer • Few AWS skill sets in- house • Organization is proving to themselves that cloud is a viable option • Preparing for long-term cloud operations • Cloud Center of Excellence is established • IT roles redefined • Groups of production applications and/or data centers migrate Project Foundation Migration Optimization and Reinvention • AWS extends to existing data centers • Opens up many new projects • Between 3-5 enterprise- grade production applications on AWS • Training and establishing a Cloud Center of Excellence • Establish scalable security and compliance models • Cloud becomes default choice • New business models explored • Switch from “Why Cloud?” to “Why Not Cloud?” • More comfortable with cloud operations than on- premises
  5. 5. Accelerating Cloud Adoption and Realizing Value RETIRE TECHNICAL DEBT Value Project Migration Time Optimization and Reinvention FASTER ADOPTION Foundation
  6. 6. AWS Cloud Adoption Framework
  7. 7. AWS Cloud Adoption Framework – An Overview The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) helps organizations understand how adopting cloud transforms the way they will function. It leverages our experiences assisting organizations around the world with their Cloud Adoption journey. Additional information about the AWS CAF is available at:
  8. 8. AWS Cloud Adoption Framework – Key Terms Stakeholder Perspective Capability individuals who have a “stake” or interest in the specific project, initiative, or program the view points of these stakeholders extent of one’s ability or the attributes / traits used to accomplish tasks
  9. 9. AWS CAF – Stakeholders and Perspective CAF begins by identifying the stakeholders that are critical to cloud adoption. It groups related stakeholders into 6 Perspectives. The Perspectives allow us to understand. Cloud Adoption from these stakeholder‘s point of view.
  10. 10. AWS CAF – Capabilities Each AWS CAF Perspective is made up of a set of CAF Capabilities, which is a composite of responsibilities typically owned or managed by one or more functionally related stakeholders
  11. 11. The 6 CAF Perspectives
  12. 12. Questions Is IT aligned with business needs? Can IT investments be traced to demonstrable business results? Key Stakeholders • Business Managers • Finance Managers • Budget Owners • Strategy Owners Business: Value Realization
  13. 13. Questions Does the existing organization have the right skills to adopt and manage cloud? Is the organization structured appropriately? Key Stakeholders • Human Resources • Staffing • People Managers • Learning and Education / Training People: Roles and Readiness
  14. 14. Questions Are the right processes in place to minimize business risk? How can projects deliver expected outcomes on-time and within budget? Key Stakeholders • CIO • Program Managers • Project Managers • Enterprise Architects • Business Analysts • Portfolio Managers Governance: Prioritization and Control
  15. 15. Questions What is the right architecture the organization? What are the right principles and patterns for implementing solutions in the cloud? Key Stakeholders • Technology Executives (CIO / CTO) • IT Managers • Solution / Systems / Networking Architects • Application / Data Architects • Developers Platform: Applications and Infrastructure
  16. 16. Questions Which security requirements must the organization comply with? What native cloud controls should be implemented? Key Stakeholders • CISO • IT Security Managers • IT Security Analysts • IT Compliance Security: Risk and Compliance
  17. 17. Questions How can the organization manage an agile and scalable cloud environment? How can agreed upon SLAs be improved? Key Stakeholders • IT Operations Managers • IT Support Managers Operations: Manage and Scale
  18. 18. Putting it Together
  19. 19. Elements of a Successful Journey Executive Sponsorship Adoption Roadmap Cloud-First Strategy Align on business requirements; bring all stakeholders with you Create your vision; incentivize team members to follow your lead Principles & Standards Define Architectures, patterns, governance; measure, monitor, iterate Experiment Publish guidance and guard rails for how to adopt cloud successfully Cloud Center of Excellence Provide centralized expertise; guide decentralized innovations Start small and iterate, measure, manage and update plan Organizational Change Define new operating models, policies, processes, economics; provide training
  20. 20. Begin by understanding your business objectives and constraints… • Competitive advantage in the market • Reducing the cost of traditional IT • Adapting to market changes quickly • Aligning IT to business strategy
  21. 21. …your organization’s capabilities… • Organization size and complexity • Regional and global footprint • Operational maturity • Centralized or decentralized IT delivery model • Internal culture • Startup vs. well-established business
  22. 22. …and business vertical influences • Industry or government-specific regulations • Compliance and governance • Technology adoption rates
  23. 23. Key Takeaways  Incorporate business requirements into your strategy  Encourage and support talent development  Understand the maturity of your IT delivery model  Align operational capabilities with your business strategy  Incorporate security designs to meet your compliance needs  Introduce a DevOps culture to enable / encourage automation
  24. 24. Call to Action
  25. 25. Use the CAF Perspectives to Define an Executable Action Plan Action PlanDetailed Actions
  26. 26. Thank you!