Overcoming It Complexity: Simplify Operations, Enable Innovation, and Cultivate Successful Cloud Outcomes (Paperback)

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Overcoming It Complexity: Simplify Operations, Enable Innovation, and Cultivate Successful Cloud Outcomes (Paperback)


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The cloud promises cost savings, agility, and more. But the increasing complexity of modern IT systems often prevents businesses from realizing the outcomes they sought by moving to the cloud in the first place. At the core of this complexity is technical debt. Ad hoc decisions, traditional approaches, and quick and dirty solutions add up to fragile, more complex systems (and organizations)--reducing the pace of change, driving up costs, and degrading security. To succeed in the cloud, you first have to manage the problems IT complexity creates. This practical guide will help.

If you're tasked with designing, delivering, or approving IT systems that support business growth, this book will teach you the principles and strategies you need to break out of silos, reassess traditional thinking, provide the business a better competitive position, and achieve cloud success across the company.

You'll learn:

How to assess your current IT environment to identify complexity-centered risks How to structure cross-functional teams to reduce friction points How to create a framework for IT investments that 's aligned with your business goals How to measure your outcomes for continued success
Lee Atchison is a recognized industry thought leader in cloud computing, and the author of the best selling book Architecting for Scale, published by O'Reilly Media, currently in its second edition. Lee has 34 years of industry experience, including eight years at New Relic and sever years at Amazon.com and AWS, where he led the creation of the company's first software download store, created AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and managed the migration of Amazon's retail platform to a new service-based architecture. Lee has consulted with leading organizations on how to modernize their application architectures and transform their organizations at scale. Lee is an industry expert and is widely quoted in publications such as and DZone. He has been a featured speaker at events across the glove from London to Sydney, Tokyo to Paris, and all over North America. LinkedIn profile: https: //www.linkedin.com/in/leeatchison/Mark Menger is a Solution Architect for F5 in North America with an emphasis on automation, microservices, and application delivery. Mark has over twenty years of industry experience, spanning application development, systems administration, enterprise architecture, and operations management. Throughout his career, Mark has routinely been acknowledged for combining an eclectic palette of inspiration, strong technical knowledge, a passion for innovation, and an eye for customer value.As an application developer, Mark drove the early adoption of loosely coupled architectures using HTTP, anticipating REST and GraphQL interfaces by a decade. As an enterprise architect, Mark established the use of agile delivery practices, reconciled with the rigor of IT service management. He also drove the adoption of service-orientated and event-driven architectures with a focus on loose coupling and solution reuse. As an IT operations manager, Mark brought Lean IT practices to platform delivery, driving order of magnitude shifts in speed, quality, and security of customer solutions.
Product Details ISBN: 9781492098492
ISBN-10: 1492098493
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: January 31st, 2023
Pages: 100
Language: English