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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By : Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay
Book Image

The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By: Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay

Overview of this book

As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Cover
2
Title Page
3
Foreword
16
Index
17
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Connections between Cloud and Agile

The cloud brings specific features to software development, including self-service resource provisioning; elasticity; the ability to pay as you go for computing resources; and the promise of rapid development, testing, and deployment through Platform as a Service (PaaS) technologies. Also, cloud services promise to accelerate or replace existing on-premises services with cheaper, easier-to-obtain services for specialized technology services such as performance testing and email.

You must have processes that allow you to take advantage of these new capabilities, however. You will not gain all the benefits you want if you must work within a tightly controlled, bureaucratic environment that forces you to plan everything up front and follow formal processes developed for a different set of assumptions about the cost and value of computing resources. That is where Agile methods and approaches come in.

Agile methods are a style of project management and...