The cloud is something new and transformative for many organizations, and because it is so new, they often lack certain requirements or knowledge about how to use the cloud. It is often thought that the key to success is simply deploying a new technology. In practice, many organizations then run into the fact that they are not set up to make the most of the opportunities offered by this new technology, or the cloud. They work according to a traditional organizational model in horizontal layers, whereby the implementation of a new idea first requires approval from department A, then from B, C and so on. Since most cloud providers work according to a pay-per-use model, a lot of time and money is lost in this way. Due to slow decision-making, environments persist longer than is actually necessary. And that’s the exact opposite of what the organization wanted to achieve with the move to the cloud.
In order to actually benefit from your modernized application landscape, it is important to take into account the fact that this requires a different organizational structure. After all, a dynamic landscape requires a dynamic way of working. Set goals separately and realize that the natural structure of the organization must move along and that this will not happen overnight. Many organizations find a solution in agile working. It ensures that an organization becomes flexible and can quickly adapt to changes in the market. Where previously different departments were worked in horizontal layers, they work according to the agile principle in a multidisciplinary team. Operate vertically, thus saving time and money.
This agile architectural approach opens doors to successful digital transformation. It is important that new technologies can be easily connected to the existing solution architecture. That’s where agile working comes in handy and technical and organizational changes meet. After all, it takes dexterity, scalability and adaptability to respond to unexpected workloads and to deal with the different types of environments that come with a multi-cloud strategy. In a multi-cloud strategy, it is important to use container-based, decentralized and a micro-service-oriented approach to integration solutions. This approach is also known as “Agile Integration Architecture”.