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AWS CAF - Cloud Adoption Framework


What is AWS CAF?

AWS CAF is a framework that walks you through migration of applications to the cloud.

It provides suggestions assisting you in the migration process.

CAF has six focus areas:

  1. Business
  2. People
  3. Governance
  4. Platform
  5. Security
  6. Operations

AWS CAF's focus areas are also called perspectives


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Business Perspective

The Business Perspective is about justifying the investment.

The Business Perspective ensures that business and IT objectives meets the investment.

Roles in the Business Perspectives are:

  • Budget owners
  • Business managers
  • Finance managers
  • Strategy stakeholders

People Perspective

The People Perspective evaluates skills, requirements, and roles in your organization.

It is about making sure that you have the right skills, competence, and processes in place to move to the cloud.

The evaluation process helps you implement necessary changes or improvements.

Roles in the People Perspectives are:

  • People managers
  • Human resources (HR)
  • Staffing

Governance Perspective

The Governance Perspective is about minimizing the risk.

And simultaneously, to maximize the business value.

It helps you to understand the gaps.

Giving you an understanding of how to ensure processes and staff skills.

Roles in the Governance Perspectives are:

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Enterprise architects
  • Business analysts
  • Program managers
  • Portfolio managers


Platform Perspective

The Platform Perspective helps you deploy new cloud solutions.

It also helps you migrate on-premises workload to the cloud.

Roles in the Platform Perspectives are:

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Solutions architects
  • IT managers

Security Perspective

The Security Perspective ensures that the organization's security objectives are met.

The Security Perspective includes objectives for:

  • Agility
  • Visibility
  • Auditability
  • Control

Roles in the Security Perspectives are:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • IT security analysts
  • IT security managers

Operations Perspective

The Operations Perspective is about running the business.

Ensuring that the business operations meet the expectations.

It includes a year-to-year, quarter-to-quarter, and day-to-day business.

It helps define the necessary changes needed for successful cloud adoption.

Roles in the Operations Perspectives are:

  • IT operations managers
  • IT support managers

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