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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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Configuration Management

The final section of this chapter looks at configuration management. As you will see, these aspects are still relevant in a cloud-oriented service management solution, especially in regulated industries.

Cloud environments (dynamic, service-aware, increasingly complex, heterogeneous, and hybrid) create the following challenges:

  • Refactoring complex, interconnected applications and data
  • Maintaining performance and SLA requirements for applications, data, and integrations
  • Multiprovider shared-responsibility models for security and compliance
  • Integration, data management, service assurance, and governance across multiple cloud providers
  • Rapidly evolving technology choices (such as PaaS) and concerns about vendor lock-in
  • Organizational and cultural changes to adopt DevOps transformations

Consider microservices as an example. Microservices are loosely coupled and distributed. Applications are made up of many small, independent, yet interdependent pieces. Each component...