Four key tips for building your best cloud architecture

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Without a solid architecture, your cloud journey may be a bit bumpy. In this podcast, David Linthicum shares four key tips to make your cloud architecture better and your cloud journey smoother.

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Four essential tips to help build a sound cloud architecture

Cloud architecture is more art than science. Building a solid architecture takes a broad understanding of both IT in general and cloud specifically, and it also takes lots of up-front work. In this podcast, David Linthicum shares four key tips for building a sound cloud architecture: Focus on the business value, build in security and governance from the get-go, have a solid plan for ops and tech, and test as you go to ensure the final product meets your needs from day one.


[Success is about] looking for that optimization. It's looking for the ability to bring as much value back to the business that we can through the configuration of this technology.

As the chief cloud strategy officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP, David Linthicum is responsible for building innovative technologies that help clients operate more efficiently while delivering strategies that enable them to disrupt their markets.



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David is a top cloud influencer and author of 13 books plus thousands of articles on cloud. Mike is the author of two books, including the recently published Accelerating Cloud Adoption, and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. They know cloud. Listen to the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the information you need to achieve your possible with cloud.

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