Cloud Centre of Excellence

Cloud Centre of Excellence.

Create a team of cloud champions who drive value
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A Cloud Centre of Excellence is a core team of cloud champions who spearhead best practices

Having a Cloud Centre of Excellence centralises cloud competencies to provide a shared service feeling, rather than having pockets of experience spread across the business.

Nordcloud specialists can act as your cloud CoE, embedding best practice and driving sustainable cloud adoption. But we also empower your teams, nurturing them as we navigate the implementation journey. That way, your champions are engaged in and driving the change. After all, cloud is more than just new technology, it’s new operating models and governance, too.

We help you build a CCoE based on 3 core pillars: Governance, Brokerage and Community. You therefore have a strong foundation for scaling cloud adoption and driving value.


Codify your new operating model

We help you build best-practice governance structures with the right policies, guidelines, guardrails, technical strategies and tools. Our popular cloud training and coaching help embed an agile/DevOps culture. That way there’s a common framework underpinning your operating model – and you can scale in an efficient, cost-effective way.


Use partnerships to drive value

Cloud success requires a symbiotic relationship between in-house teams and external partners. We help you develop your sourcing processes and working practices, so everyone works cohesively to drive value.


Build a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing

Cloud Centre of Excellence helps manage change from the inside out, facilitating knowledge and code sharing, training and collaboration. That way, the organisation has a focal point for troubleshooting, testing and cooperation. Nordcloud experts help you embed and spearhead best practices, so you build a community eager to capitalise on the cloud.

Building a Cloud CoE with Nordcloud.

Reduce Risk

Faster results

We’re cloud pioneers with a 100% cloud heritage. We have a proven track record helping teams evolve from legacy technologies and working practices. You get better, faster, more sustainable results because you have cloud natives guiding your journey.

Empowered teams

We’re commercially focused, using proprietary tools and technologies that help you maximise the cost savings and value potential of the cloud. From technology to training, from design to DevOps, you get the support needed to capitalise on cloud benefits.

Objective advice

We’re a leading partner for all 3 public cloud platforms – Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. Because we’re platform neutral, you get impartial advice that accounts for your entire tech stack – and is based on your best interests.

Cloud Centre of Excellence FAQ.

What is a Cloud Centre of Excellence?

A Cloud Centre of Excellence is a team that leads and guides the adoption, strategy and governance of cloud computing technologies within an organisation. Establishing a Cloud CoE is considered to be best practice for mid-to-large sized organisations looking to drive cloud transformation.

What are the three pillars of Cloud CoE?

According to Gartner, the three pillars of a Cloud Centre of Excellence should be:

  1. Governance – it should provide clear processes, policies and standards around cloud computing technology
  2. Brokerage – it should source and integrate the best possible cloud-based solutions to suit the organisation’s business needs
  3. Community – it should consist of cloud experts who help others in the organisation get the best from cloud-based technologies through support, guidance and training
How do you make a cloud CoE?

A Cloud Centre of Excellence should be a small team of experts, agile enough to make decisions quickly. It is a cross-functional team, that represents the concerns of management, IT, key business units and end users.

Why do we need Cloud Centre of Excellence?

Cloud adoption is a complex process, requiring careful navigation and ongoing governance to ensure organisations continue to derive optimal benefits from the technology. Establishing a Cloud Centre of Excellence means an organisation has an internal team of experts to govern and manage cloud-based initiatives, ensuring they remain secure, cost effective, and in alignment with the company’s business goals.

What are the types of Cloud CoE?

According to AWS there are three types of Cloud Centre of Excellence:

  1. Functional – a small, focused team that helps drive action and catalyse delivery on cloud-based projects
  2. Advisory – a team of advisors setting policy standards and offering guidance and best practice on cloud-based initiatives
  3. Prescriptive – provides leadership and planning for teams carrying out cloud projects within an organisation – generally found in highly regulated industries.

Ready to build your cloud CoE?

Connect with our cloud advisory experts to discuss how we can help with your cloud journey – migration, modernisation, development and upskilling.

Ilja Summala
Ilja’s passion and tech knowledge help customers transform how they manage infrastructure and develop apps in cloud.
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