Cloud computing is about more than choosing one of the 4 Rs or building a business case. It is also about building agility, innovation and resilience into your business. There are some practices you can put in place to truly embrace cloud agility and the culture of innovation it brings.
Now that we have laid the groundwork for your cloud migration and modernization journey, it is time to discuss some tips and tricks you can use to make the most of being on the cloud.
Building the A team: Start slow and build up your team with the right people. Technical skills matter, so make sure you interview and assess the skills of your DevOps, developers and scrum masters. You need courageous leadership to guide a team of builders and innovators who can execute a plan while adapting to the constant changes around them. Keeping this in mind can help you build a team that is not afraid to embody the innovation flywheel model: a constant cycle of listening, experimenting and reiterating.
Tune into the technical: Find a good technical lead that will work closely with the team to build a solid technical foundation and platform. Having good technical leadership, along with an easy-to-follow technical architecture, means that you won’t run into quality problems down the road.
Follow the framework: The AWS Well-Architected Framework is a great guide to your cloud journey. By focusing on one of the six pillars at a time, you can build a cloud business that is agile, resilient and innovative. This whitepaper on each of the Well-Architected pillars can help you get started.
Hire experts: Working with expert cloud partners like Xerris can help you get acquainted with different platforms and services. AWS has over 200+ services to pick from, it is beneficial to have someone within your organization that understands them and can work alongside cloud experts.
The last and most important tip is to always follow the seven elements of the cloud capability model as these can help streamline your cloud computing efforts and provide you with a roadmap for your cloud journey.
With this blog, we’ve reached the end of our blog series, “Your AWS Journey: The Xerris Way”. However, our team of cloud experts at Xerris is working to share with you more such knowledge soon. Stay tuned and reach out to us if you have any questions!