The goal of this chapter was to provide some common understanding of different cloud concepts and how companies could use these to get the best-of-breed solutions improving the business. Starting a multi-cloud journey requires a proper preparation to get the best out of cloud technology, including emerging technologies such as micro-services, containers and serverless. We noticed that it can become very complex. One of the first tasks ahead is to make sure that we keep the platforms consistent, decreasing complexity and enabling effective management of workloads. Next, we started our journey by creating a plan for transition and transformation, starting with connectivity, and defining landing zones.
Cloud evolves in an extreme high pace. It’s hard to keep up with all new developments and release of new features. In the last section we learned how to stay in control with technology mapping, using the principles of the North Star-architecture and technology roadmaps.