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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)
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What Does Cloud Adoption Mean for Enterprise Architects?

We often run into troubled projects that need rescuing. One of us recently took over a troubled cloud project — one of many cloud projects that were part of a digital transformation. Initially, the project was sized and executed for waterfall delivery. As the deadline approached, the client realized that the project was going to come in late and asked our team to take a look. To his dismay, not a single line of code had been written. There were many reasons behind this situation:

  • The requirements were not finalized, so the project could not move forward.
  • Decisions on development libraries and frameworks were not made; thus, the lead enterprise architect deemed that starting to code was a risk.
  • The project executives did not trust new Cloud technology and therefore required early performance proof of architecture to validate the stack.

The client asked our team to take over, using the IBM Cloud Garage method in the hope...