When it comes to the cloud, don’t start with technology


It’s easy to get caught up in the technology of cloud computing. We’ll certainly see that occur at the annual AWS Re:Invent show this week, where hundreds of providers  will show off new and shiny technology.   

But don’t get stuck in the weeds.

I’m all for using the best cloud technology for security, platforms, governance, monitoring, management, and now machine learning and internet of things (IoT). But getting too down in the weeds with the technology could mean that you’re missing the bigger picture, making your solution suboptimal as a result.

What I suggest you do instead is spend some time doing a logical plan and a logical architecture. That means planning and designing your cloud solution without considering the technology you’re going to use.