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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

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

Cloud service management and operations (CSMO) redefines traditional service management to better fit the need for cloud while bridging to traditional approaches to service management, such as the IT infrastructure library (ITIL).

Service management encompasses all the operational aspects of applications and services. After an application is pushed to production, it must be managed, which includes monitoring to ensure availability and performance according to SLAs and SLOs. This management also includes aspects such as capacity management, compliance, resiliency, and scalability.

As methods of developing, testing, and releasing new functions become more agile, service management must transform to support this paradigm shift. The transformation has implications in various areas:

  • Organization: Instead of having operations be distant from the development team, full life-cycle responsibility is provided through small teams called squads. Site reliability engineering...