Business needs must be top-of-mind in the planning stage
“The cloud” means something different to every technologist, line of business leader, and CIO. Some think of private cloud. Some think of public cloud services like AWS and Azure. Others think of a hybrid cloud approach, where capabilities are both on-prem and in a public provider. Regardless of which term you use, we firmly believe that Cloud is not a place. Cloud is a set of disciplines™.
Cloud disciplines deliver a consistent experience for end users; enable a self-service delivery approach; leverage best-of-breed technologies, whether on-prem, off-prem, or through a provider; and deliver capabilities in a secure manner.