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Cloud Foundation Maturity Poster

Jumpstart your organization’s cloud journey with our Cloud Foundation Maturity Model Poster. As a comprehensive resource, it presents 70+ building blocks across five functional pillars, acting as a roadmap for tenant management, IAM, security & compliance, cost management, and service ecosystems. By downloading this poster, you’ll equip yourself with a visually engaging, easy-to-reference guide, excellent for communication across teams and stakeholders.

Language: English
Target Group: Platform Engineers & Enterprise Architects

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What does it take to build a Cloud Foundation?

How to configure and manage cloud environments?

What did you achieve and how to build a roadmap?

How to Build a Cloud Foundation


We’ve derived the Cloud Foundation Maturity Model from our many interactions with organizations at different stages of their cloud journey. This model spotlights crucial capabilities your organization needs to develop for enabling application teams with cloud services and infrastructure. The beauty of it? It’s implementation-agnostic. Even though we at meshcloud designed the model and offer a Cloud Foundation Platform, the emphasis is on the capabilities rather than a particular way of implementing them.

In our model, we refer to capabilities as building blocks. We’re talking about a construction metaphor here. You assemble the right blocks to lay down a strong cloud foundation. To help you understand better, we’ve outlined each building block and its essential components.

But, we didn’t just stop at defining these blocks. We also point out their interconnections. Building blocks are grouped into functional pillars, like Tenant Management or IAM. Plus, they can have dependencies – meaning the development of one capability might hinge on another.


So, what can you expect from this model? It provides you with insights on:

  • How to provision, configure, and manage cloud environments, which involves coordinating with cloud foundation teams and platform experts.
  • Ensuring comprehensive IAM capabilities across all cloud platforms. This requires syncing up with Enterprise IAM stakeholders.
  • Enforcing security guidelines and managing workloads across different cloud platforms. Here you need to collaborate with IT Security and Compliance stakeholders.
  • Implementing cost management and chargeback mechanisms for all cloud platforms, which means working closely with Finance/Controlling stakeholders.
  • Offering managed services to enhance and optimize application development and operation on the cloud. This involves interacting with both internal and external service providers.