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, rebar, and conduits to bring in necessary utilities, like plumbing or electricity. While foundations contain similar elements and considerations, they may have other considerations that make them unique and wildly different. The foundation for a house is concise and well-contained. The foundation for a stadium is larger and more complex. The foundation for a bridge is even more complex and may require stricter governance and performance standards. Designing the right foundation requires an understanding of what that foundation will support.
The cloud environments created by landing zones; are very similar as they are all built from the same familiar design elements. While commonalities exist across all environments, each landing zone implementation is customized to support a specific type of structure or cloud operating model. Like traditional foundations, the cloud environment will require review, modification, and iteration by an experienced architect to ensure that it supports the organization’s long-term needs.