Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework was developed as a set of best practices to provide an enterprise governed environment that can be tailored to your business and technical needs. It is a well thought out framework that provides details on every step to achieve an enterprise quality governed, scalable cloud. Over the last several months we have been working with organization and Microsoft on doing Rapid Prototypes for the Cloud Adoption Framework, like the one mentioned above. To make the Framework real we must take if from theoretical to actionable insights. It needs to be operationalized to affect your actions on a day to day basis. By having categorization of alerts which allows you to route concerns quickly to the appropriate groups the govern and manage parts become real very quickly.
The CAF with the most important boxes highlighted. 🙂 … the ones we impact the most
We have taken a practical iterative approach to implement a governance Minimum Viable Product (MVP). We start by taking a current assessment of your cloud posture, organizational structure, and resources. This snapshot provides a viewpoint of your current stance in the cloud. Commonly people are surprised by seeing unknown subscriptions when they truly thought they knew all the information regarding their tenant. This cloud viewpoint can happen within 10 minutes. From this vantage we begin to establish a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE), building needed best practices and implementing the appropriate landing zones for your MVP.
Now that you have a framework completed it needs to be committed to your daily processes. OpsCompass makes it easier and more cost effective to implement Governance and Management policies. Because of the dynamic nature of your cloud platform, it necessitates a policy engine to access information about its use. We have developed workflow routing that provides a categorization and manageable approach when changes and issues arise. Concerns can be viewed by Security, Finance or Technical teams. This lowers the cost of management and time to resolution by getting the right information to the right people sooner. Cultural changes need to happen to drive and update the processes to maximize and secure a cloud environment. By operationalizing the Cloud Adoption Framework you can have actionable insights to achieve this goal quickly and cost effectively.