In 2015, on-premise investments were steeply increasing, and Starbucks saw that their business aims and digital capabilities could become constrained without the effective use of the public cloud.
Cost saving was not the driver, rather how to unlock their teams to deliver more value, faster capacity and agility, and critically how to leverage the benefits of cloud services that would become available.
Rather than emptying their data centres in a lift and shift, they planned and laid the groundwork for an effective modernisation strategy – while also balancing and optimising an extensive existing on-premise legacy footprint which still runs around 40% of all workloads.
Their Global VP of Infrastructure & Cloud Services, Chris Halstead, outlined Starbucks’ six-year modernisation journey.
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