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Optimizing Your Modernization Journey with AWS

By : Mridula Grandhi
Book Image

Optimizing Your Modernization Journey with AWS

By: Mridula Grandhi

Overview of this book

AWS cloud technologies help businesses scale and innovate, however, adopting modern architecture and applications can be a real challenge. This book is a comprehensive guide that ensures your switch to AWS services is smooth and hitch-free. It will enable you to make optimal decisions to bring out the best ROI from AWS cloud adoption. Beginning with nuances of cloud transformation on AWS, you’ll be able to plan and implement the migration steps. The book will facilitate your system modernization journey by getting you acquainted with various technical domains, namely, applications, databases, big data, analytics, networking, and security. Once you’ve learned about the different operations, budgeting, and management best practices such as the 6 Rs of migration approaches and the AWS Well-Architected Framework, you’ll be able to achieve operational excellence in cloud adoption. You’ll also learn how to deploy some of the important AWS tools and services with real-life case studies and use cases. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to successfully implement cloud migration and modernization on AWS and make decisions that best suit your organization.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Migrating to the Cloud
Part 2: Cloud Modernization – Application, Data, Analytics, and IT
Part 3: Security and Networking Transformation
Part 4: Cloud Economics, Compliance, and Governance

Introducing data infrastructure modernization

For today’s businesses, modern data architecture plays an important role in driving intelligence into their actions as part of the strategy for revenue growth. Digital transformation can be perceived as a trifecta: technology, business processes, and people working together. Getting the right data to the right applications at the right moment is always a challenge, especially with retro-fitted data management infrastructures that organizations may have inherited from several years of running legacy platforms. In this section, we will learn what data infrastructure modernization is and why IT leaders should prioritize it. We will also look into the key challenges involved in data modernization and the key steps in modernizing a legacy data system.

The following are a few of the challenges that organizations face while managing their enterprise data:

  • More data than ever is being generated
  • Data is being stored in silos...