Lift & Extend: Pragmatic Keys to Establish a Virtuous Circle for your Cloud Adoption Strategy
No, the Cloud journey doesn’t stop with the Lift & Shift of your legacy applications running on VMs. No, the Cloud shouldn’t be only for new projects which will use innovative PaaS workloads for IoT, Big Data or Blockchain payments. No, the Cloud doesn’t mean making your Dev work better with your Ops. Cloud is more than that – it is a disruption and a paradigm shift of both technology and culture. And those who will smartly and progressively pivot on a global scale today will be tomorrow’s leaders in their respective markets and industries (see what is currently happening in Financial Services with the FinTechs).
This document lists the key thoughts and steps that large organizations should implement across their application portfolio and teams, in order to establish a strong virtuous circle that will support their Cloud migration strategy that can scale globally. It’s a Cloud adoption framework we could summarize in two words: Lift & Extend.