Talk about the cloud’s benefits with most businesses and you’ll quickly realize there’s a chasm between their reality and today’s hype. “Utilize this new service to scale faster!” “Leverage more microservices!” “Reduce your tech debt by migrating to the cloud!” These are true advantages, but for now, most are unattainable for these businesses. If I were to advocate for one goal with leveraging the cloud it would be the move to a modern, interoperable reference architecture.
Before I go further, let me point out that you’re closer to achieving this modern reference architecture than you realize. Like most businesses, you’re likely using some combination of modern cloud-based platforms. While these platforms’ core capabilities might help you to run and scale your business—they don’t in of themselves provide you a strategically competitive advantage (since your competitors all have access to the same services).
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Source: IT Strategy