AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

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Getting Started With the Cloud?

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu In my last post, I introduced a mental model called the “Stages of Adoption” (SofA), which describes the Journey that enterprises travel as they become cloud-first. I’ve found this Journey to be more of a leadership and change management exercise than a technical exercise, […]

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The Journey Toward Cloud-First & the Stages of Adoption

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean In my last post, I introduced some patterns I’ve observed within large enterprises that have implemented cloud-first policies. These enterprises have reversed the burden of proof from “Why should we use cloud?” to “Why shouldn’t we […]

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5 AWS Cost Optimization Tips from GorillaStack

I continue to be excited about hosting informative pieces on cloud-related transformation from our customers and APN partners. In this installment I’d like to call attention to 5 tips on how to optimize your AWS spend from our partner, GorillaStack. Happy reading! Want to hear about 7 weird tips that will help to reduce your […]

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The Importance of Talent in Your Transformation

I’m very fortunate to be able to spend time with leaders from companies that are focused on transforming their business. There are many organizations that are using technology to do this, and I can think of few that are doing this better or more aggressively than Capital One. Drew Firment, who has been leading parts […]

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What Does Cloud-First Look Like?

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” -Ronald Reagan Change is hard. The larger and more complex an organization grows, and the more it gets used to doing things a certain way, the harder change becomes. Still, […]

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21 Best Practices for Your Cloud Migration

Practice makes permanent. -Bobby Robson I’ve spent much of the last several months working with various AWS customers and teams on a holistic program that helps enterprises accelerate their cloud migration efforts. There are many aspects to this program, including (but not limited to) AWS services (e.g., AWS Database Migration Service, AWS Snowball, VM Import/Export), a […]

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New York Public Library’s Cloud Journey

“A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.” -Norman Cousins I had the pleasure meeting Jay Haque a few years ago when he started leading the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) cloud Journey. I was on a similar Journey at Dow Jones, and we had the […]

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Accelerate Your Cloud Migrations with AWS Partners That Have Done It

I’ve been fortunate enough to spend much of the last several months working with customers and various teams across AWS to develop a holistic program aimed at helping enterprises accelerate their efforts to migrate large portions of their IT portfolio to AWS. There are many aspects to this program including (but not limited to) AWS […]

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A Hybrid Cloud Architecture Ah-Ha! Moment

Each week I meet a few more executives that are transforming the way technology delivers value to their business using the cloud. Motivation for getting started with the cloud varies, but a consistent theme in my conversations is that the cloud allows organizations to devote more resources to their core business, move faster, and be […]

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