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Every enterprise finds itself in some stage of a cloud migration these days. Cloud computing is an amazing resource that can provide fully managed platforms, auto-optimizing and even auto-healing operations, per-second billing, pre-trained machine learning models, and globally distributed transactional data stores. So, it’s no wonder that most enterprises want to take adva ...more
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Published 2020 by Leanpub
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Bjoern Rochel
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Contains a lot of good advice and models to narrow down a fitting cloud strategy for your companies context. At my current employer we’re still not 100% through with our strategy on management level, but this book contains some very useful guardrails that keep us on track.

For instance some of the models in this book helped us a lot structuring the discussion on VP level on why we’re going into the cloud and pulling hidden expectations onto the stage (on cost, speed, scalability and uptime)

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Julien Sobczak
Mar 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
No more clouds on the horizon with this book!

Every single page of this book can save a lot of money. There are so many reasons for a cloud migration to go wrong and using your common sense is not a strategy. There is so much hype around cloud computing. A cloud migration is a unique opportunity to change how your company is working and this book is the perfect guide to make it happen.

This book is not just for business leaders. All participants in a cloud migration, including developers, will be
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed that book!

It's one of the most actionable books on the topic of Cloud Computing and its strategical angle. I really like the form and visualization, plus how those essays are composing together and relate to each other. This is a must-read for anyone working with the cloud!
Henry Suryawirawan
Mar 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-owned
A comprehensive guide to Cloud and the strategies to adopting and implementing it optimally, covering many aspects end-to-end such as understanding the Cloud concept and its implications, migration, architecture, software build & design, and how to embrace the Cloud lifestyle. Written in a lightweight, easy-to-read chapters, Gregor does a great job in explaining the topic based on his vast knowledge and experience, having worked in multiple Cloud providers and Cloud implementations. His side not ...more
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: architecture
Another great read from Gregor, this time focused on cloud strategy.
Following up his recent book - the Architect Elevator, this is the next step into technology domains and I look forward to the next one on platforms.

This is easy to read and follow without getting too technical so has broad appeal that is useful to a wider enough audience to understand the value of the cloud and how to get value out of it.
Abhilash Gopalakrishnan
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Good book on the area of movement to cloud. It is made clear it is not just a one short shift rather a lifestyle change. Also proposes high level steps to organize the change. Many links do direct us to standard material on the topics. Some details could have as well helped like the kind of tools (open ones) which could be used for planning a shift.
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-tech
This is great book (as I've come to expect from Gregor Hohpe!). The author has a way of transforming tons of experience and complexity into practical and useful decision models. It certainly gave me several different lens though which to analyze the cloud. ...more
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading the book, it's relevant and current on challenges and misconceptions when coming up with cloud migration & adoption strategies.
Great job Gregor!
Tathagat Varma
Jun 27, 2021 rated it it was ok
This is not a book...rather hundreds of pages of do/don't type of canned wisdom. Most things are obvious to any reasonably non-trivial techie. Not sure what is the deal here. ...more
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great work Gregor! Please keep on!
I already enjoyed 37 Things and Cloud Strategy reached the same level. I am looking forward for your next big thing ;)
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vocation
I would have wished this book exists 2 years ago. My personal experience in enterprise cloud adoption resonates much with various sections in this book. Deliberately maintaining a cloud service provider neutral narrative, much arguments, metaphors, examples, do’s and don’s in the book sound unusually convincing as they reflect the reality I observe on the ground. A much needed guidance for those genuinely look for sustainable value realization from cloud.
Chester Brian
Apr 03, 2021 marked it as paused
Shelves: cloud, strategy
If you're looking for a Cloud strategy, there are a lot of better books available. While this book might be useful for those new to Cloud, those with more experience will find the content of this book lacking. The book focuses more on defining the "What" of the problem (Cloud Challenges) but barely gives the How (Solution). ...more
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