This guide helps you establish a set of AWS foundational capabilities to help support your use of development, test, and production environments to deliver your first few proof of value workloads in production.
Other capabilities that are specific to your workloads and your desired Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and operational processes including supporting tools are not currently addressed by this guide. You’ll layer those capabilities and solutions on top of the initial foundation capabilities addressed in this guide.
Even in the early project stage of adoption, AWS recommends that an initial foundation be established that can be extended over time as you transition into the foundation stage to prepare for larger scale cloud adoption. This guide will help you establish the beginning of a foundation on AWS in support of your initial few proof of value workloads in production.
The guide leads you through the process of:
The guide also addresses a set of common additional capabilities that, for some organizations, are required before those organizations either perform formal experiments and development in the cloud or move an initial set of workloads into production.
Later, after you’ve demonstrated success with the initial few projects, you will likely make larger investments during the foundation stage of your journey to support cloud adoption at scale.
Initial degrees of foundational capabilities addressed by this guide include:
Your Initial Overall AWS Environment