CAF Summary

This course reviews and summarizes the Cloud Adoption Framework - Cloud Skills learning path.


Congratulations on completing this learning path. Let's summarize the areas we've covered. "Now cloud computing is a remote virtual pool of on demand shared resources offering compute, storage, and network services that can be rapidly deployed at scale. Cloud computing is based on virtualized technology. There are three different cloud deployment models, public, private, and hybrid. There are three main cloud service models. Infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and software as a service." There are many different use cases for cloud computing. Among them are migration of production services, traffic bursting, backup and disaster recovery, web hosting, testing and development, proof of concepts, big data, and data manipulation. Next, we looked at the business impacts of cloud computing. We identified that there will be a number of changes to the general dynamics of the business, in the way in which cloud is approached, and how this brings other changes to your organization. This may include different sales techniques, along with the ability to access and run in depth business analytics, which may alter business decisions. We also looked at how responsibilities within the organization may change as a result of your migration, and that the new processes and procedures will need to be defined to help you manage your new deployments and implementation methods. Following this, we touched on how this directly affects your employees, such as the potential of new roles, and opportunities being made available, as well as the possibility of roles becoming redundant. Cloud training is essential to ensure your teams are in a position to implement your new chosen cloud strategies. We examined how changes can affect employees, how a cloud migration affects specific teams and individuals, and the issues that may arise, and how to offer reassurance to your work force that this change brings positivity, and the opportunity to all be involved. Next, we looked at how cloud impacts financial changes. Cloud adoption allows for less spend on your capital expenditure, and a move towards your operational expenditure. Also, billing of your internal departments and customers can be optimized with specific billing reports related to define usage of cloud services that your finance department can centrally manage from the cloud console. There will also be a shift in span within certain budgets as resources have been sourced, used, and deployed. We then looked at contractual obligations as a business when migrating to the cloud, for example your service level agreements. Lastly, we looked at some of the risks involved starting from legislation and flexibility of contracts, and strategy choices. You will come across a number of your own risks dependent on your industry and business function, but it's key to ensure you perform the necessary risk mitigation against these known risks. We then looked briefly at the agile prices, and how agile can help us move forward with cloud projects. Okay, so that completes this learning path, congratulations. Please send any feedback you have to We welcome your comments and questions.

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