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Agile Cloud Transition
A Model for Adopting and Transitioning to Cloud
There is no a “one suit fits all model”, not in traditional on premises IT and not in Cloud, therefore there can be also many different models for transitioning or adopting Cloud. The model that we have developed at myCloudDoor is just one of them, one that we believe that contains that basic elements that can later be used or modified to satisfy each customer specific requirements for a successful and low risk Cloud Migration.
We are all in that place where everybody in the industry is aware of the many benefits that the Cloud services can provide to organizations, but in order to proceed you are also aware –or you should be- that the road isn’t easy and it´s not risk free.
It’s very useful and practical to have a guide or roadmap that help us to visualize the big picture, the steps, and the issues to consider and then be able to decide which road to take.
We have developed and used in our customers our own “Agile Cloud Transition framework”. It is Agile because we believe in the going Cloud starting in smaller projects and do incremental improvements from there.
Cloud computing is the logical evolution of IT engineering and economic models. This is a megatrend that is hardly impossible to avoid, since you as consumer or as business user are already using every day.
A strategic Cloud computing adoption makes possible a business model transformation with speed and agility previously unknown
Every business and organization has different needs and motivations for Cloud adoption, and each will take its own roadmap for achieving their goals. There is no a common formula to guarantee success for each, but a framework can be a good starting point to such roadmap.
A Cloud Adoption Framework is a tool or help guide to make you are of the most important aspects and some of the critical activities in a Cloud Adoption project. Take it both as a protocol template and a collection of recipes. Use those that you clearly need or those that you see that align well with your business goals.
It is important to measure and manage the risks, but you should also manage and measure the potential benefits. Don’t let risks to stop you from action.
It is important to insist that neither CIOs or IT departments are in risk of losing their jobs, at most at evolving the activities and responsibilities related to the job, but, when has not been like that? With Cloud, IT is critical and probably more relevant than ever before.