In a nutshell, the AWS cloud adoption model is an advanced version of what is known as the “AWS Public Cloud,” which simply refers to a single platform that any browser can access. The public cloud is completely open for anyone to use even the ones that would have problems with security and user isolation. It is also scalable so that a business that may need more server capacity during peak hours can easily adjust the needs of their business to meet the changing needs of their customers.
This flexible model has quickly become very attractive to companies worldwide and is rapidly expanding to meet the needs of many more industries. Today, there are over thirty service providers in the market for offering this cloud infrastructure.
The following article will discuss the AWS cloud adoption journey stages and how companies quickly and easily adapt to this new model.
1: Companies planning to implement an AWS cloud adoption framework need to first understand and analyze their current business requirements. This means understanding how much storage, bandwidth, and other important metrics your company currently faces. These metrics should then be translated into actual measurements for your cloud application. This would be done by creating a table or dashboard for each of your application’s resources.
To make interpretation easier, we highly recommend the use of metric tools such as the AWS Megaphone. Next, companies need to determine what type of application they want to run on AWS. At this point, the customer can choose between the free version of AWS’s ECMS, which is known as as-as-version 2, and the Professional edition of AWS’s software.
The as-as-version 2 is the more up-to-date software that offers the greatest level of automation and tools for expediting your applications’ deployment and maintenance. The Professional Edition of the AWS software comes with extensive technical documentation that guides users through the entire process of setting up and deploying an application on AWS. If you’re not familiar with as-as-version two yet, you may first want to review the documentation here.
2: After determining the type of platform and application of choice, the next step would be to create a pdf file containing the specs of both versions of AWS. This pdf can then be distribute to select members of your organization so they can review and track your progress. One thing you should take note of is that the as-as-version two spec will be slightly different from the as-as-version one spec due to a couple of updates made in version 2. A two-page ads-as-version two pdf provides a good overview of this and other topics, such as why elasticity is an important consideration in cloud adoption.
3: The third part of the adoption process, integration and configuration, is the most challenging. If you are new to this, you may want to consider consulting with a cloud development company that can provide you with expert help in this area. They may even be able to create a draft for your implementation to help you focus and gather information. Another option is to hire a professional software developer to do the work for you, but the process itself can be time-consuming and expensive. For many organizations, a combination of both solutions can make more sense. For instance, the as-as-version two specs require an application to interface with many external APIs. At the same time, the overall strategy makes it necessary for every aspect of your business model to be tightly integrated with the AWS APIs.
4: The fourth part of the journey, setup, and configuration, involves configuring your AWS account and environment. This is where a user-guided tour of the AWS APIs will provide the greatest benefit for many organizations. However, if you prefer to proceed with the prescribed approach of using the as-as-version two spec, there are some tools you can use that walk you through the process step by step.
While these tools are quite extensive, they still lack the user-friendliness of an in-person cloud computing training course. However, suppose you plan to learn the various strategies, and tactics outlined in the book and want to implement your implementations. In that case, they are certainly adequate for guiding you toward the proper configuration steps.
As you progress through each AWS Cloud Architectures and the AWS Cloud Adoption Processes, you will come across several advanced strategies and tactics. One such tactic is adopting the as-platform-managed type of platform, which simplifies managing the AWS resources, collecting chargeback data, and managing the lifetime of your resources.
Another strategy is implementing the as-infinite scalability strategy. In which you can increase your infrastructure capacity without affecting the other applications or the server itself. If you’re not quite sure what these strategies and tactics are referring to. You might want to read the final chapter of the book, in which David Bailey introduces the final chapter of the book, called “The roadmap of the AWS Way”.
5: The fifth and final stage of the journey, called “aws application development strategy,” describes what companies need to do to rapidly build the most cost-effective and scalable application deployment platform. Application testing strategy” provides prescriptive guidance about the process of making sure your application is robust and complete. Finally, the final stage, which is called “aws real-time operational dashboard strategy,” provides prescriptive guidance about how to make sure your application can be deployed with minimum disturbance to the rest of your business.