Building your Cloud Operating Model - AWS Prescriptive Guidance

Building your Cloud Operating Model

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

August 2023 (document history)

The cloud is an enabler for transformations in business and information technology. However, as new cloud capabilities and services accelerate alongside existing on-premises environments, organizations need to balance current responsibilities against the transition to new ways of working. This transformation unlocks the benefits of the cloud, but it needs to be done with the least amount of disruption to existing operational practices.

After reviewing trends and approaches used by our most successful customers, we identified that having a well-defined Cloud Operating Model provides a way to balance where you are today with where you want to go tomorrow, which leads to faster adoption and higher transformational value.

This strategy document presents the AWS definition of a Cloud Operating Model and provides prescriptive guidance for organizations that are seeking to build their own Cloud Operating Model.