AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Cloud-Native or Lift-and-Shift?

“There is always tension between the possibilities we aspire to and our wounded memories and past mistakes.” — Sean Brady I talk to a lot of executives who are debating different migration approaches for the applications in their IT portfolio. While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, we spend a good deal of time building migration plans […]

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Always Be Reinventing & The Cloud of Youth

“The only thing that is constant is change.” — Heraclitus Most executives that I talk to tell me that their journey to the cloud is more about business and cultural transformation than it is about technology adoption. To that end, I’ve been writing a series on a mental model that I call the Stages of Adoption, which […]

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AIG’s DevOps Journey

I’m fortunate to have a role which allows me to learn from many large organizations that are constantly re-inventing themselves. It’s not everyday, however, that you hear about an IT-infrastructure-focused executive leading their company away from traditional infrastructure methods and toward DevOps and the cloud. Last week, I was pleasantly surprised by a private note […]

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3 Benefits of Automating Compliance in the Cloud

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” — Warren Buffett I’ve supported compliance and security requirements throughout my technology career. In some cases, these requirements were extremely burdensome — for example, when my team was preparing for a Department of Defense audit, which consumed more than 50% of our time for months […]

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Driving Change and Managing Innovation in a Cloud-First Business Reinvention

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” – William Pollard I discovered the future of enterprise computing five years ago, when I attended QCon in San Francisco. And, surrounded by some of the world’s leading […]

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Identify APN Partners with Expertise in Financial Services on AWS

“Dad endorsed my learning to fly so he would have a live-in pilot, one he could get in touch with at any time.” –Ross Perot Jr. Every industry is unique, and most executives that I speak to want to work with organizations that deeply understand their industry-specific needs and challenges. Financial services is no different, and […]

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6 Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud

“How emigration is actually lived — well, this depends on many factors: education, economic station, language, where one lands, and what support network is in place at the site of arrival.” -Daniel Alarcón This post outlines 6 different migration strategies we see customers implement to migrate applications to the cloud. These strategies build upon the 5 R’s that […]

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