Adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) presents many benefits, such as increased business agility and flexibility, as well as reduced costs. However, in order to fully realize these benefits your staff may need to acquire new skills and create or update core processes. Doing so can maximize the business value and minimize the business risks of cloud adoption.
The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) helps organizations understand how cloud adoption transforms the way they work. It provides structure to identify and address gaps in skills and processes. Applying the AWS CAF in your organization results in an actionable plan. This framework leverages our experiences and best practices in assisting organizations.
Cloud computing introduces a significant shift in how technology is obtained, used and managed. It also shifts how organizations budget and pay for technology services. Cloud computing benefits organizations by giving them the ability to trade capital expense for variable expense, gain advantage from massive economies of scale, make agile capacity decisions, increase business speed and agility, stop spending money running and maintaining data centers and go global in minutes.
With Amazon Web Services (AWS) your organization can immediately provision the compute, storage, network and database resources needed for any project. Hence, these resources launch and are ready for use by your project team within minutes. The environment can be reconfigured easily, updated quickly, scaled up or down automatically to meet usage patterns and optimize spending, or shut down temporarily or permanently. The billing for AWS services becomes an operational expense rather than a capital expense.
Mapping the Journey to the Cloud
Each organization’s cloud adoption journey is unique. In order to successfully execute your adoption, you need to understand your organization’s current state, the target state, and the transition required to achieve the target state. Knowing this will help you set goals and create work streams that will enable staff to thrive in the cloud.
Business Perspective: Value Realization
This overview of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework shows you how organizations can learn how to align their cloud strategies and goals to their business strategies and goals. It helps organizations identify the gaps in their current organizational capabilities and devise work streams to close those gaps.