AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) offers structure to help organizations develop an efficient and effective plan for their cloud adoption journey. Guidance and best-practices prescribed within the framework can help you build a comprehensive approach to cloud computing across your organization, throughout your IT lifecycle.

  • Get Started: Learn how to apply AWS CAF for your business and explore resources such as videos and whitepapers to help you get started.
  • Download Overview: Overview of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework
  • Review Perspectives: Learn about key areas of focus to help you plan your journey to cloud, and download detailed whitepapers.

AWS Cloud Adoption Framework breaks down the complicated process of planning into manageable areas of focus.

Perspectives represent top-level areas of focus spanning people, process, and technology. Components identify specific aspects within each Perspective which require attention, while Activities provide prescriptive guidance to help build actionable plans.

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AWS Cloud Adoption Framework is flexible and adaptable, allowing you to use Perspectives, Components, and Activities as building blocks for your unique journey.

The diagram above shows a basic example of major steps in a cloud journey. In this example, the organization's journey begins with their leadership team reviewing the seven Perspectives. Through each Perspective, the team is able to create a comprehensive plan of action spanning multiple disciplines and teams. Further steps would define specific activities and a project plan to drive the output forward.

Get started by reviewing our whitepapers, videos, tools, and resources.

AWS Professional Services offers AWS Enterprise Accelerators and AWS Cloud Adoption Framework Discovery Workshops to help guide your journey.

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