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Security and smoother workflow are the basis for many companies’ cloud journeys. A so-called ”cloud operating model” makes it easier for companies to develop, transform and move from planning to innovation. 

From static to dynamic 

The transition from on-premises to hybrid cloud environments such as AWS represents a generational shift for IT. Every company’s cloud journey is unique. For successful planning and implementation, it is crucial to understand the ”static” and desired ”dynamic” state and how to handle this transition, says Guy Sayar, field CTO at HashiCorp.

Guy Sayar

Field CTO at HashiCorp.

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A static approach to cloud migration involves using a specific set of processes and tools for the migration project. A dynamic state is an opportunity for software and services to grow alongside the organization and become more flexible in responding to market changes. 

– Utilizing HashiCorp’s Cloud Operating Model (COM) helps organisations to accelerate their digital transformation, by standardizing workflows, reducing skills-based barriers to entry, while establishing more efficient and secure IT processes.- Guy Sayar

Solutions that facilitate the workflow 

One of the most important contributions we can make to our customers is to provide them with a solution that facilitates the workflow. The tasks can be streamlined and done with the meticulousness required, says Guy Sayar. 

– We work with companies that have on-premises and/or several different cloud solutions. The challenges are adopting different tools, technologies, and processes to accommodate different environments. Usually, I use the analogy between electric wall sockets in various countries, where HashiCorp is the adapter allowing you to connect to power everywhere. 

Hybrid cloud environment 

HashiCorp has been an AWS partner for several years. From the start, the purpose was to find solutions for different needs for customers, both on-prem or in the cloud, who want to start using AWS in a hybrid environment. HashiCorp works globally and partners are a key part of its strategy. Our partners, for example, are in distribution, implementation, or consulting.

– We started in Sweden in 2019. Today, we have multiple teams working all over the Nordics. No matter how big or small the customer is, they are equally important to us, says Guy Sayar. 

Start small and end up big Companies on the threshold of adopting a cloud solution should focus on getting started quickly and taking one step at a time, says Guy Sayar. 

– If you have a small company, focus on the core business. It is wisest to get started quickly, develop an easy-to-handle solution, and quickly gain experience from it. 

A company can also do a so-called lift-and-shift, where you basically lift existing applications to the cloud without rebuilding them.

 – Start using the tools, practice them, and train your employees. You can adapt the method called ”crawl, walk, run”. It enables you to go step by step in its automation and relocation of infrastructure, instead of going from 0 to 100 percent directly. 

HashiCorp and AWS

HashiCorp is the leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software. The HashiCorp software suite enables organizations to adopt consistent workflows to provision, secure, connect, and run any infrastructure for any application. HashiCorp open source tools Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Vault, Consul, and Nomad are downloaded tens of millions of times each year and are broadly adopted by the Global 2000. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, though 90 percent of HashiCorp employees work remotely, strategically distributed around the globe.

HashiCorp and AWS have a long-standing relationship based on co-engineering and developing mutual tools for customers. HashiCorp is an active member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) and is currently an Advanced Tier Technology Partner. HashiCorp has achieved AWS’ DevOps, Containers, and Security competencies that certifies both technical skill and proven customer success. Organizations of all sizes rely on HashiCorp’s tools to provide, secure, run, and connect their applications running on AWS.

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