Sprint Zero on Your Enterprise Cloud Journey
If the cloud is supposed to eliminate infrastructure concerns and create an instant-on environment, why do DevOps teams commonly spend six to twelve months bootstrapping their first cloud environment? How can teams reduce the time and effort required to establish a cloud network topology, layer security controls, automate cluster provisioning, and lay a DevOps pipeline? Chris Haddad describes the typical enterprise cloud journey and how to accelerate value by adopting road-tested worksheets, patterns, and templates. After sharing how teams assess infrastructure prerequisites with a legacy mindset, Chris proposes a new model that creates a solid foundation for agile, dynamic solution delivery. He shows pre-built DevOps pipeline definitions and tooling that can shortcut trial-and-effort while guiding teams toward a new delivery mindset. Chris presents a rapid assessment of Netflix Spinnaker versus Red Hat Fabric8, TerraForm versus Ansible, and Kubernetes versus AWS Elastic Container Service. With a clear roadmap in place, you can establish a delivery plan that advances your agility, raises quality, and nurtures team member growth.