Without focus, an IT organization can get delayed and sidetracked on cloud infrastructure automation projects without raising the bar to transform the software development life cycle (SDLC), drive IT resource standardization, broker hybrid cloud services, or enable continuous compliance and governance. This document highlights best practices to stay on track and ensure the strategic benefits of full IT transformation. The following topics are covered:
- Agility Platform reference implementation architecture. Successful implementations start with an understanding of the scope of the Agility Platform’s role in enabling that transformation, including integration with underlying cloud implementations and the existing IT ecosystem.
- Enterprise adoption maturity model. This reference adoption model defines a best practice evolutionary path to achieve the end state goal of IT as a Service.
- Phased implementation best practices. A high-level guide, with reference to additional Agility Platform supporting materials, that describes how enterprises can rapidly progress toward their enterprise cloud objectives and avoid common pitfalls. This document is intended to provide a strategic overview. Detailed field implementation documentation and additional supporting material on the Agility Platform is referenced throughout this paper.