More and more businesses are migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their technology resources. As a cost-effective, high-performance, scalable and secure cloud platform, AWS offers numerous services for database management and cloud storage. It also supports newer technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning.
Unfortunately, there is an important question that too often goes unasked, let alone answered, when organisations are considering adopting AWS – are you fully prepared and ready?
There is a great deal of work to be done to put everything in place before making the move to cloud. The good news is that you can avoid the potential pitfalls simply by going through the proper process. The key here is taking a business approach, rather than an IT approach.
Further questions that you need to be able to answer include; do you have the required policies and procedures to operate in the cloud? Do you have the skill sets, the business processes, and know-how to lock the environment down? You must be confident that you have all the checks and balances in place.
But where do you actually start? One of the best places is by using a framework to guide you.
Use the Cloud Adoption Framework
There are a host of companies who can guide you through the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) as the first step on your journey into the cloud. The CAF was created to help organisations design and travel an accelerated path to successful cloud adoption. Similar to an audit, you’ll answer a list of questions, such as do you have processes for ordering new servers on-premise and is there a process for ordering new software?
The guidance and best practices provided by the framework will help you build a comprehensive approach to cloud computing across your organisation, and throughout your IT lifecycle. By using the CAF and having these processes in place you should be able to quickly achieve the business benefits you want from cloud adoption with less risk, avoiding any potential friction when you go into the cloud.
To smooth your transition, even more, consider working with a trusted partner to not only help you go through the adoption framework but assist with migration and optimisation going forward.
Why Pulsant Managed AWS?
As a certified AWS Managed Service Provider and Advanced Consulting Partner, Pulsant offers access to a wealth of cloud expertise, AWS and other cloud knowledge. Our Managed AWS solution is designed by our experienced and expert team of architects and engineers to enhance your business and drive value by meeting your specific requirements.
Working with the right partner who has the experience and tools to understand your business and customise your journey is the way to ensure the best chance of success with AWS.