In a Cloud-First transformation the question for any app or workload isn’t “Why cloud?” it’s “Why not cloud?”. A Cloud-First strategy means that when you review existing processes or create new ones, you consider cloud based solutions before all others.
Shifting to Cloud-First doesn’t happen overnight though. It’s a long term digital transformation requiring planning, guidance and support from other leaders in your business. So, it helps to learn from those who have done it before.
Industry leaders like Time, Inc. and Netflix run their entire business in the cloud. All of them have made the journey from datacenter to cloud, and shown how to do it successfully. What they discovered can be distilled into 7 essential steps.