When executives at global companies ask me for the best primer to quickly get up to speed on how to compete in a software-first world, I point them to Cloud-Native Evolution , a free 70 page e-book by O'Reilly.
How Companies Go Digital: We highly recommend O'Reilly's free PDF e-Book about migrating toward cloud-native technologies and practices by shifting from monolithic onsite architectures to applications designed solely to operate on cloud computing platforms. Also includes case studies from Capital One and other companies making this transition.
Here are screenshots from my favorite parts of the book, along with some additional detail filled in:Companies that learn how to effectively make software a core competency are better positioned to respond to market needs, innovate faster, and create high margin lines of business.
The "two pizza team" concept of de-centralizing teams lets companies combine more nimble cloud deployment infrastructure with the ability to produce output faster.
94% of companies surveyed for the book are moving to public, hybrid or private clouds in the next five years.
For example, when we started Armory, we were responding to having fixed this problem ourselves at our previous company. Click to enlarge.
While "Lift & Shift" is a good staring point, it's important to evolve past that to fully leverage the cloud.
Armory takes "blue/green" deployments a step further with Barometer, our automated canary analysis engine.
What Stage are You In? Read our Stages of Software Delivery Evolution Infographic to understand which software delivery stage your company currently falls into.