Establishing Enterprise Architecture on AWS
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The role of an enterprise architect is to enable the organization to be innovative and respond rapidly to changing customer behavior. The enterprise architect holds the long-term business vision of the organization and is responsible for the journey it has to take to reach this target landscape. They support an organization to achieve their objectives by successfully evolving across all domains; Business, Application, Technology and Data.

This is no different when moving to the cloud. The Enterprise Architect role is key in successful cloud adoption. Enterprise architects can use AWS services as architectural building blocks to guide the technology decisions of the organization to realize the enterprise’s business vision.

It has been challenging for enterprise architects to measure their goals and demonstrate their value with on-premises architectures. With AWS Cloud adoption, enterprise architects can use AWS services to create traceability and relationships across the enterprise architecture domains, allowing the architect to correctly track how their organization is changing and improving. AWS lets the enterprise architect address end-to-end traceability, operational modeling, and governance. It is easier to gather data on transition architectures in the cloud as the organization moves to its target state.

The wide breadth of AWS services and agility means it is also easier for architects and application teams to respond rapidly when architectural deviations are identified and changes need to take place.

Using AWS services, you can more easily execute and realize the value of enterprise architecture practices.