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© 2015, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved.
Shahbaz Alam – AWS Professional Services
Nick Ot...
What to Expect from the Session
• The Journey to the Cloud
• AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)
• AWS CAF Core Perspective...
Cloud adoption in more than just technology…
“Infrastructure-less” Environment
IT as a Utility
Business Alignment
Plan for...
Cloud adoption is a journey
Current State
High up-front costs – high risk
Expensive to get and keep secure
Long time to va...
Begin by understanding your business
objectives and constraints…
• Competitive advantage in the
market
• Reducing the cost...
…your organization’s capabilities…
• Organization size and complexity
• Regional and global footprint
• Operational maturi...
…and business vertical influences
• Industry or government-specific
regulations
• Compliance and governance
• Technology a...
What is my
journey?
Every journey to the cloud is different…
…Let the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework be
your guide
• 7 Perspectives
• Step-by-step process to build your cloud roadmap
• ...
CAF Core Perspectives
Process Perspective
Managing portfolios, programs and projects
to deliver expected business outcome ...
Developing Your Roadmap
Using the AWS CAF
Understand Your Strategy and Market Drivers
Industry drivers
Market drivers &
innovation
Cloud Adoption
StrategyBusiness s...
Understand Where You Are Today
Baseline
Gap
Initiatives
• Assess and baseline current
cloud / IT capabilities with
respect...
Plan your journey
Cloud Activities Matrix
Cloud Roadmap
Key Activities:
• Develop prioritized set of
recommendations and i...
Execute and Deliver
Explore
Prepare
Migrate /
Develop
Iterate
Business
Value
Optimization
Automation
Cost
Reduction
Implem...
Key elements of a successful journey
Executive
Sponsorship
Experiment
Principles &
Standards
Cloud Center of
Excellence
Ad...
What Does the AWS CAF Look
Like in Real Life?
SAS IT: Cloud Enablement
Guiding the Cloud Journey
J Nick Otto, IT Director, @jnickotto
• SAS is the leader in analytics.
• Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the
world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
• SAS i...
Cloud Analytics and More
Cloud, Cloud, and More Cloud
• Leveraging both on-premises and off-premises clouds
• Providing se...
Whence we came…
Rogue
Road
Signs
Governed
Origin
• No coordination
• Redundant effort
• Wild Wild West
Current
• Cloud Fou...
…to where we are
Rogue
Road
Signs
Governed
Origin
• No coordination
• Redundant effort
• Wild Wild West
Current
• Cloud Fo...
Executive Leadership and IT Business Ops
• The CIO sets the direction
• Business Operations Specialists are the shepherds
...
Sandboxes, Support, and Focus
• Establishment of Cloud Foundation Services – focused virtual IT
support team
• Cloud porta...
Paving the Way and Equipping for the Journey
• Train, play, learn, assess – wash, rinse, repeat
• Clear vision of what ski...
A Continuous Cycle: Enable  Guide  Trust
The journey continues…
• Continual Service
Improvement (CSI)
• Adoption of new
...
Lessons learned
 Incorporate business requirements into
your strategy
 Align operational capabilities with your
business...
Thank you!
Remember to complete
your evaluations!
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(ISM305) Framework: Create Cloud Strategy & Accelerate Results

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Dive deep into specific, common use cases for enterprise customers while stepping through the process of building a cloud and IT transformation strategy leveraging the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework. We will build a prescriptive roadmap for a cloud journey leveraging best practices, common techniques, and real-world examples from other AWS successes.

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(ISM305) Framework: Create Cloud Strategy & Accelerate Results

  1. 1. © 2015, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Shahbaz Alam – AWS Professional Services Nick Otto - SAS October 2015 AWS Cloud Adoption Framework Create Your Cloud Strategy and Accelerate Time to Results ISM 305
  2. 2. What to Expect from the Session • The Journey to the Cloud • AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) • AWS CAF Core Perspectives • Developing Your Roadmap • Key Elements of a Successful Journey • AWS CAF in Real Life • Lessons Learned
  3. 3. Cloud adoption in 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 Industry Cost Control Reporting Core Competency DevOps
  4. 4. Cloud adoption is a journey Current State High up-front costs – high risk Expensive to get and keep secure Long time to value Non-value add capabilities Not always business aligned Desired State Low up-front costs & risk profile Security and certification built in Agility improving time to value Focusing on core business Enabler of the business Knowing your current state is critical… …Creating a vision for the future is powerful
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. …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
  7. 7. …and business vertical influences • Industry or government-specific regulations • Compliance and governance • Technology adoption rates
  8. 8. What is my journey? Every journey to the cloud is different…
  9. 9. …Let the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework be your guide • 7 Perspectives • Step-by-step process to build your cloud roadmap • Execution and delivery approach Comprehensive framework to efficiently and effectively align your cloud adoption journey to your business objectives. The AWS CAF is comprised of: AWS CAF 7 Perspectives https://d0.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/aws_cloud_adoption_framework.pdf
  10. 10. CAF Core Perspectives Process Perspective Managing portfolios, programs and projects to deliver expected business outcome on time and within budget, while keeping risks at acceptable levels. People Perspective Defining and acquiring the skills needed to adopt the AWS cloud platform. Examples guidance include role descriptions, training, certification and mentoring. Maturity Perspective Defining the target state architecture of the organization and creating the required blueprints and roadmaps. Platform Perspective Represents the technology services of the AWS cloud platform. Provides patterns, guidance, and tools for optimal use of the technology services and services to implement. Operating Perspective Represents the ongoing management of the functioning IT environment of AWS. Provides process, guidance and tools for optimum operational service management of the AWS environment. Security Perspective Defining and implementing the required levels of security, governance, and risk management to achieve compliance. Business Perspective Identifying, delivering, and measuring business impact using architectural approaches that align technical delivery to business imperatives.
  11. 11. Developing Your Roadmap Using the AWS CAF
  12. 12. Understand Your Strategy and Market Drivers Industry drivers Market drivers & innovation Cloud Adoption StrategyBusiness strategy Key Activities: • Develop your cloud strategy aligned to business requirements. • Engage your stakeholders from the start and bring them on the journey with you. • Communicate the value to the business. • Define measurable goals and monitor. Set the stage for the journey. Be bold, but be smart!
  13. 13. Understand Where You Are Today Baseline Gap Initiatives • Assess and baseline current cloud / IT capabilities with respect to people, process and technology • Prioritize list of activities/initiatives when executed result in delivery of the business strategy • Define the key cloud adoption capabilities required to achieve business objectives Key Activities: • Assess current capabilities: application portfolio, talent, operational readiness, architecture • Define gaps in current state capabilities to deliver on cloud vision and strategy • Run workshop(s) on gap analysis, presenting and verifying results with stakeholders Determine what capabilities you require to achieve your cloud vision
  14. 14. Plan your journey Cloud Activities Matrix Cloud Roadmap Key Activities: • Develop prioritized set of recommendations and initiatives • Develop cloud adoption roadmap with function dependencies and timelines • Develop communications plan and schedule • Organize resources, partners, etc. • Track progress, measure and report success often. Develop and prioritize key initiatives for your cloud adoption roadmap to guide your execution.
  15. 15. Execute and Deliver Explore Prepare Migrate / Develop Iterate Business Value Optimization Automation Cost Reduction Implement roadmap items. Start small and iterate based on lessons learned. Enjoy the journey and reap the value!!! Key Activities: • Explore - why do it, what business value, gap analysis • Prepare - project plan for activity, training, establish platform, establish operations, establish security • Migrate/Develop - Move an existing application to the cloud or develop a new cloud native application • Iterate - measure and identify opportunities to improve
  16. 16. Key elements of a successful journey Executive Sponsorship Experiment Principles & Standards Cloud Center of Excellence Adoption Roadmap Cloud-First Strategy Organizational Change Align on business requirements; bring all stakeholders with you Create your vision; incentivize team members to follow your lead Define Architectures, patterns, governance; measure, monitor, iterate Publish guidance and guard rails for how to adopt cloud successfully Provide centralized expertise; guide decentralized innovations Start small and iterate, measure, manage and update plan Define new operating models, policies, processes, economics; provide training
  17. 17. What Does the AWS CAF Look Like in Real Life?
  18. 18. SAS IT: Cloud Enablement Guiding the Cloud Journey J Nick Otto, IT Director, @jnickotto
  19. 19. • SAS is the leader in analytics. • Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. • SAS is headquartered in Cary, NC, has 13,000+ employees and $3B+ in yearly revenues. About Through innovative analytics, business intelligence, and data management software and services, SAS helps customer at more than 75,000 sites make better decisions faster.
  20. 20. Cloud Analytics and More Cloud, Cloud, and More Cloud • Leveraging both on-premises and off-premises clouds • Providing self-service IT infrastructure • Supporting SAS Cloud Analytics Analytics of Things • Event Stream Processing, Big Data, and IoT
  21. 21. Whence we came… Rogue Road Signs Governed Origin • No coordination • Redundant effort • Wild Wild West Current • Cloud Foundation Services • Guardrails • Trusted Advisors Transitional • Secondary roles • Loose confederation • Advocacy and consulting ❄
  22. 22. …to where we are Rogue Road Signs Governed Origin • No coordination • Redundant effort • Wild Wild West Current • Cloud Foundation Services • Guardrails • Trusted Advisors Transitional • Secondary roles • Loose confederation • Advocacy and consulting ❄ Circle of Trust
  23. 23. Executive Leadership and IT Business Ops • The CIO sets the direction • Business Operations Specialists are the shepherds • Focus on business engagement and partnership • Cloud enabled as a precursor to cloud first • Cost and risk management from the beginning Executive Sponsorship Cloud-First Standard Establishing Executive direction and forming a team focused on Hosting & Cloud Business Operations (Strategy) was a key first step of our journey.
  24. 24. Sandboxes, Support, and Focus • Establishment of Cloud Foundation Services – focused virtual IT support team • Cloud portal – providing access, documentation, guides • Sandboxes and access-for-all approach • Sharing of best practices and common tooling Make it easy to experiment in the cloud – and do it with support, guidance, and set of standards, leading the way to a consistent outcome. Experiment Principles & Standards Cloud Center of Excellence
  25. 25. Paving the Way and Equipping for the Journey • Train, play, learn, assess – wash, rinse, repeat • Clear vision of what skills the future state organization will require followed by training opportunities • Document everything, collaborate and share all • Automate everything • Cloud thinking New models, processes, and paradigms require new ways of thinking. Training staff, aligning with the business, and lighting the way are critical for success. Adoption Roadmap Organizational Challenges
  26. 26. A Continuous Cycle: Enable  Guide  Trust The journey continues… • Continual Service Improvement (CSI) • Adoption of new technologies / services • Product enablement • Staffing / Skill challenges • Security • Speed of Change Enable Guide Trust
  27. 27. Lessons learned  Incorporate business requirements into your strategy  Align operational capabilities with your business strategy  Incorporate security designs to meet your compliance needs  Introduce a DevOps culture and enable / encourage automation  Understand the maturity of your IT delivery model and support talent development
  28. 28. Thank you!
  29. 29. Remember to complete your evaluations!

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