Technology Operating Models for Cloud and Edge

Book description

Align your operating model with your organization's goals and enable leadership, culture, engineering, and operations to tame the complexities of the distributed future Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Key Features

  • Get hands-on with creating your operating model across on-premises, cloud, and edge
  • Learn how to group, construct, and scope operating model dimensions
  • Tackle operating model complexities like architecture, stakeholder management, platform operations, compliance, security, and technology selection

Book Description

Cloud goals, such as faster time to market, lower total cost of ownership (TCO), capex reduction, self-service enablement, and complexity reduction are important, but organizations often struggle to achieve the desired outcomes. With edge computing gaining momentum across industries and making it possible to move workloads seamlessly between cloud and edge locations, organizations need working recipes to find ways of extracting the most value out of their cloud and edge estate.

This book provides a practical way to build a strategy-aligned operating model while considering various related factors such as culture, leadership, team structures, metrics, intrinsic motivators, team incentives, tenant experience, platform engineering, operations, open source, and technology choices. Throughout the chapters, you’ll discover how single, hybrid, or multicloud architectures, security models, automation, application development, workload deployments, and application modernization can be reutilized for edge workloads to help you build a secure yet flexible technology operating model. The book also includes a case study which will walk you through the operating model build process in a step-by-step way.

By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build your own fit-for-purpose distributed technology operating model for your organization in an open culture way.

What you will learn

  • Get a holistic view of technology operating models and linked organization goals, strategy, and teams
  • Overcome challenges of extending tech operating models to distributed cloud and edge environments
  • Discover key architectural considerations in building operating models
  • Explore the benefits of using enterprise-ready open-source products
  • Understand how open hybrid cloud and modern dev and ops practices improve outcomes

Who this book is for

If you are a cloud architect, solutions architect, DevSecOps or platform engineering manager, CTO, CIO, or IT decision maker tasked with leading cloud and edge computing initiatives, creating architectures and enterprise capability models, aligning budgets, or showing your board the value of your technology investments, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge of cloud computing, application development, and edge computing concepts will help you get the most out of this book.

Table of contents

  1. Forewords
  2. Contributors
    1. About the authors
    2. About the reviewers
  3. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
    4. Conventions used
    5. Get in touch
    6. Share Your Thoughts
    7. Download a free PDF copy of this book
  4. Part 1:Enterprise Technology Landscape and Operating Model Challenges
  5. Chapter 1: Fundamentals for an Operating Model
    1. Why this book?
    2. Defining the cloud and the edge – hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, plus near and far edge
    3. Setting the organizational context – strategy, culture, capabilities, operating model, and more
      1. Strategy
      2. Capability
      3. About culture and why we are recommending open practices
      4. Operating model
      5. Engineering and operations
      6. Platforms
      7. Guiding principles and guardrails
      8. Being antifragile to change
      9. Metrics
      10. On teaming
      11. On architecture
    4. Summary
    5. Further reading
  6. Chapter 2: Enterprise Technology Landscape Overview
    1. Categorizing the enterprise technology landscape
    2. The diversity and complexity involved
      1. Application architecture
      2. Infrastructure architecture
    3. Difficulties in adopting a standard operating model
      1. Resist change to reduce risk and improve stability
      2. Embrace change to reduce risk and improve innovation velocity
    4. Summary
    5. Further reading
  7. Chapter 3: Learnings From Bimodal IT's Failure
    1. Introduction to bimodal IT
    2. Enterprise IT management with bimodal IT
    3. The challenges and limitations of bimodal IT in the distributed future
    4. Summary
    5. Further reading (and listening)
  8. Chapter 4: Approaching Your Distributed Future
    1. Top reasons for hybrid cloud adoption
      1. Business reasons
      2. Technology reasons
    2. The external factors
      1. Regional compliance requirements
      2. Infrastructure limitations
    3. Impact of 5G/6G, IoT, and edge computing
    4. Summary
    5. Further reading
  9. Part 2: Building a Successful Technology Operating Model for Your Organization
  10. Chapter 5: Building Your Distributed Technology Operating Model
    1. Building your operating model for the distributed future
      1. Starting at the end
      2. Managing your stakeholders
      3. Selecting your dimensions
      4. Scoping your dimensions
      5. Detailing your dimensions
    2. Summary
    3. Further reading
  11. Chapter 6: Your Distributed Technology Operating Model in Action
    1. Simulated case study
      1. Case study overview
      2. The IT landscape
      3. Challenges and threats
      4. Proposed next steps
      5. Building an operating model for the Resurgence program
      6. Building the distributed cloud and edge operating model
      7. Defining streams
      8. Selecting dimensions
      9. Scoping dimensions
      10. Detailing dimensions
      11. Measuring progress
    2. Summary
    3. Further reading
  12. Chapter 7: Implementing Distributed Cloud and Edge Platforms with Enterprise Open Source Technologies
    1. Building a Distributed Cloud and Edge Platform
      1. Platform and Platform team
      2. Implementing the platform based on the operating model
      3. The power of enterprise open source
      4. Mapping platform capabilities
      5. Building the Resurgence platform detailed architecture
    2. Summary
    3. Further reading
  13. Chapter 8: Into the Beyond
    1. Operating model challenges
    2. Becoming antifragile
    3. Understanding how open source connects antifragile, undifferentiated heavy lifting, and tech debt
    4. Measuring organizational progress
      1. Target operating model – gap analysis and roadmap
      2. How much architecture do we need?
      3. The ivory tower mindset
      4. Understanding your organization’s life cycles
      5. Prioritization and making the right choice
      6. Managing lock-in
      7. Multiple authorized operating model creators
      8. Understanding Edge
      9. Sustainability
    5. Summarizing our journey thus far
    6. What’s next?
    7. Summary
    8. Further reading
    9. Acknowledgments
  14. Index
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Product information

  • Title: Technology Operating Models for Cloud and Edge
  • Author(s): Ahilan Ponnusamy, Andreas Spanner, Mirco Hering, Vincent Caldeira, Neetan Chopra
  • Release date: August 2023
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781837631391