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With a foreword by ZDNet and Forbes IT Industry Analyst Joe McKendrick, The Complete ITaaS Delivery Modelpresents a merciless perspective on today’s cloud implementation approaches: they’re not likely to deliver the pure business benefits expected by business lines.

This book offers to cloud practitioners and the cloud industry in general The Cloud Transformation Methodology referred to as Courtney ITaaS™  or simply put Courtney. It’s an approach to implementing ITaaS Delivery Models that addresses not only cloud solutions and infrastructure but also the transformation of IT the operating model as well as the deployment of relevant cloud services.

The book was thought in response to the need for practical cloud implementation approaches that stress business benefits. It presents the Courtney methodology and its Complete ITaaS Delivery Model. It spans the key areas of Cloud Strategy, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Architecting and Implementation, DevOps and Chef Architecting and Implementation, and ITIL and Agile Scrum Implementation in the cloud context and put them together into sets of coherent concepts that facilitate IT organizations migration to ITaaS Delivery Models.

CIOs, CTOs, Cloud architects, Process engineers, ITIL, DevOps, and Agile Scrum practitioners will find it a valuable resource to understand and implement AWS-based ITaaS Delivery Model. 10+ real-world case studies are provided to illustrate the application of the methodology as well as DevOps, Agile, Scrum and ITIL implementation in an AWS cloud context.

The book is organized around real-world AWS cloud implementation issues, it consists of 11 chapters including:

PART I – The Weight Loss & Diet (WL&D) Case

  • Chapter 1 – The Weight Loss & Diet (WL &D) Case Study
  • Chapter 2 – Why WL&D Previous Cloud Transformation Initiative Failed

PART II – The Misunderstodd and Ignored Fundamentals Of ITaaS

  • Chapter 3 – The Fundamentals Of Cloud Computing, ITIL, SCRUM, and DevOps According To Courtney ITaaS
  • Chapter 4 – Why Businesses Must Implement ITaaS Delivery Models

PART III – Courtney ITaaS  The Framework For Implementing Complete ITaaS Delivery Model

  • Chapter 5 – Courtney ITaaS , The Complete ITaaS Delivery Model Implementation Framework

PART IV – How Courtney ITaaS  Simplifies The Migration To ITaaS Delivery Models

  • Chapter 6 – Understanding The Business Drivers
  • Chapter 7 – Implementing The Proof-Of-Concept
  • Chapter 8 – Setting Up The ITaaS Pilot Project
  • Chapter 9 – Industrializing The Proof-Of-Concept
  • Chapter 10 – Deploying The Organizational Changes Of  ITaaS Delivery Model
  • Chapter 11 – Summary And Conclusions


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CIOs, CTOs and other IT executives are increasingly concerned about the adaptation of their IT organization to the brand new ITaaS paradigm brought in by the cloud. If they want to enjoy the competitive benefits of cloud – Cost Savings and Accelerated Applications Delivery – they won’t have choice but to urgently adjust their IT operating model. The problem is the leading firms of the cloud industry – solution vendors and consulting businesses – are struggling and vying to reinvent the wheel in an effort to help them achieve that goal. They lack a systemic perspective about cloud and fail to see that the IT organizational framework for the cloud already exists and has a name: DevOps.

Contrary to the widespread belief, DevOps is not confined to the software world; it is actually a complete system of people, processes, and tools supported by a set of principles mostly inherited from iterative and incremental software development methodologies which are coherently put together to ensure collaborative work, problem solving, and decision-making so as to accelerate applications delivery.

iCCTM (integrated Cloud Computing Transformation Methodology), the central topic of the book CLOUD COMPUTING: ADVANCED BUSINESS AND IT STRATEGIESis the IT Organizational Design Framework for implementing DevOps-Oriented IT Operating Model.

iCCTM draws on DevOps principles to offer the structure and the coordination and decision-making mechanisms of an agile and lean IT organization; roles and responsibilities are clarified in areas as key as:

  • IT Governance
  • Line of Business
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Application Development
  • IT Operations and Production

The DevOps Delivery Pipeline is implemented in the form of a lean project project portfolio while all DevOps recommended processes including Plan and Measure,Develop and Test, Release and Deploy as well as Monitor and Optimize are associaded with purposely selected best practices ranging from New Product Development (NPD) Voice of the Customer (VoC), Scrum Product and Sprint Backlogs to ITIL Change Management and Release and Deployment Management.

iCCTM is a flexible DevOps-Oriented IT Organization framework thought to adjust your IT operating model in a record time easily and manage resulting organizational and operational changes. iCCTM has helped several businesses migrate their IT to cloud in the Telecom and Consumer Service industries in technical environments as varies as Amazon AWS and VMware vCloud / vSphere.

Part III – The Integrated Cloud Computing Transition Methodology (iCCTM)

  • Chapter 5 – The iCCTM Framework
  • Chapter 6 – The Cloud Strategy Definition
  • Chapter 7 – Definition of the IT Operating Model
  • Chapter 8 – Defining the Service-Oriented Organization
  • Chapter 9 – The Cloud-Enabled IT Capability Architecture Definition
  • Chapter 10 – The Organizational Changes Deployment

Part IV – The Fundamental Case Study – Illustration of the iCCTM through a real-life case study

  • Chapter 11 – The Apple Business Services (ABS) Case
  • Chapter 12 – Defining ABS Cloud Strategy
  • Chapter 13 – Restructuring ABS IT Operating Model
  • Chapter 14 – Defining ABS Service-Oriented Organization
  • Chapter 15 – Defining ABS Cloud Platform Architecture
  • Chapter 16 – Deploying ABS Cloud and Organizational Changes

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