AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Is Your Walled Garden Nourishing or Stunting Your Digital Transformation?

by Jeanine Banks, General Manager, Industry & ISV Solutions at AWS Introduction by Mark Schwartz In another take on the question of risk and controls, Jeanine Banks, from our  Product Management organization, shows how companies moving into the digital age are often focused on the wrong risks and build walls and controls that stifle innovation. […]

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Cloud Anti-Pattern: Guardians at the Gate

  Guardian Photo In one of my previous posts, I wrote about how the choice and selection provided by AWS Cloud is a good thing for builders versus the perception that too many services cause confusion. The point I made is that we are in an era where we should expect to see the creation […]

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On Failure: A conversation with today’s enterprise cloud leaders

Last month, we published a series of video interviews with C- level executives on their approaches to people and culture, while leading their organizations through the cloud journey. In this blog series I’m summarizing these perspectives, to share what I think are key lessons from these insightful discussions. In my last blog, I focused on the theme […]

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Database Freedom: Let’s Take Off Our Database Blinders—For Good

Live blog post from re:Invent 2018, Las Vegas For decades, enterprises have thought of data in terms of the relational database model. It is a brilliant model and has solved many of the data-handling problems of early IT. With a normalized database schema, we could reduce redundancy and bring out the relationships between data items […]

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Get a Lean Start with the Cloud Using the Cloud Strategy Canvas

In many cases, enterprises that have undertaken a major move to the cloud first got started by learning and experimenting with the migration of a single application. This smaller step allowed them to gain confidence with the technology, economics, and skill sets that are part of a bigger leap into the cloud. But with hundreds […]

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Continuous Optimization

The world of traditional on-premises IT has become reasonably accurate at forecasting operating costs. We’ve been running IT in a very similar, familiar way for a long time, and we’ve become good at it. When adopting cloud, it can be helpful to reevaluate how we think about cost management, particularly around fixed-cost models and consumption-based […]

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