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Introduction

Moving to the cloud creates an opportunity to pause and think about how to operate the IT environment. Most enterprises have seen their ability to innovate and adopt cloud technologies slowed down by the rules and operating model that governs their existing IT environments. Organizations have their own set of processes, tools, and dedicated staff to ensure that these environments can continuously support business needs.

IT has access to new tools and processes that unblock IT operations with the move to a cloud environment. By revisiting the operating model, technology-focused teams and cloudxchange.io can help organizations improve agility, cost, and scale.

Cloud landing zones in the Cloud Adoption Framework are designed to accelerate efforts to map, modernize, or even reimagine the operating model. landing zones help build a cloud environment aligned to the optimal technology operations specific to your needs in the cloud.

Why Landing Zones ?

The cloud environment is similar to laying a foundation in any construction project. All architects have to consider common decisions when designing and laying the foundation for any building. They all share things like concrete...

Process

Cloud landing zones provide a clear architecture, reference implementations, and code samples to create the initial cloud environment. This environment will support all other adoption efforts by consistently applying a set of common design areas. These design areas represent how the operating model is supported in the cloud.

cloudxchange.io advantage

The key components of a good landing zone are common to traditional environments hosted in your own data centre as well as any cloud provider, team cloudxchange.io has built unique constructs in the cloud to take into consideration:

  • Standardized account or tenancy - We help our clients define the account or tenancy and structure it to enforce both security and accountability across your organization as your consumption of cloud services grows. We also work closely with your tech team in tagging policies to ensure that you can control spend and properly attribute it across the organization.
  • Identity and access management – We help define user ID, configure the policies, creates necessary access levels, and define password standards. These stringent policies when adhered create roles that enforce access controls so that users can only do what they need to and nothing more.
  • Security - A critical aspect of your cloud journey, our expert team ensures policies are set across all layers of a landing zone and not treated as a standalone subject. We also ensure regulatory compliances, plan for a centralized security and logging approach, giving our clients a single pane of glass over multiple accounts or environments.
  • Networking - We help structure your networks, security groups, and connectivity requirements. Also, guide if your business needs elements such as web application firewalls in your infrastructure.
  • Automation - Through Infrastructure-as-Code we ensure that your configurations are managed in a repeatable way, evolving via DevOps disciplines and tooling.