Planning a journey of any type can be an exhilarating experience. For some people, the destination is more interesting than the journey; they focus on the goal or the milestones of the expedition to set their direction. But to others, the journey is what it’s all about. They enjoy the “life” that happens along the way, the story that unfolds while you prepare to reach the destination. Tennis great Arthur Ashe put it like this: “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”
For businesses, planning the journey to cloud transformation with Amazon Web Services (AWS) can be just as exciting. Sungard Availability Services views this type of journey as a chance to use a roadmap called the AWS Cloud Transformation Maturity Model, or CTMM, to map the maturity of an IT organization’s process, people, and technology capabilities as they move through the four stages of the journey to AWS Cloud: project, foundation, migration, and optimization.
The objective of the CTMM is to help enterprise IT organizations understand the significant challenges they might face as they adopt AWS, while learning best practices and taking on activities to handle those challenges. This CTMM also helps businesses recognize the signs of maturity or expected outcomes to gauge their maturity and readiness at every point.
Along this journey, Sungard AS can help organizations improve their resiliency posture through the extension of its Data Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) portfolio, applying over 40 years of experience in successfully recovering customers. What’s more, Sungard AS is an AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner, meeting the criteria of a rigorous independent audit while focusing on the delivery of resilient, recoverable IT solutions on AWS.
At each stage, recoverability and resiliency of workloads is paramount. You can learn more about these stages in our new podcast series “Not All Clouds Are The Same,” which includes insights such as:
The AWS cloud transformation journey can be both confusing and complicated, but Sungard AS can help organizations simplify every step. And you know what ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu once said: A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or listen to our podcast series for additional tips. And if you’re attending AWS re:Invent, visit us in Booth #2614 to speak with the Sungard AS team about mapping out the perfect journey to the AWS cloud.