Executive Summary

We talk to organizations of all sizes about their infrastructure plans, and how they’re adopting the cloud operating model as they navigate the transition to building new applications to differentiate their business. For most enterprises, digital transformation efforts mean delivering new business and customer value more quickly, and at a very large scale. The implication for Enterprise IT is navigating the shift from cost optimization models to speed-optimization models. The cloud is an inevitable part of this shift as it presents the opportunity to rapidly deploy on-demand services with limitless scale. To unlock the fastest path to value on AWS, enterprises must consider how to industrialize the application delivery process across each layer of the cloud: embracing the cloud operating model, and tuning people, process, and tools to it. This white paper covers the motivations for adopting AWS, the transition from a static to dynamic environment on AWS, and lastly, a deep-dive into infrastructure, security, networking and application delivery in an AWS world.