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Optimizing Your Modernization Journey with AWS

By : Mridula Grandhi
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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

Strategies to modernize network infrastructure

Businesses are focusing on their networks as they adapt to the cloud to make sure that their enterprise backbone is meeting their digital transformation demands. Here are the key steps to accelerate your journey toward network modernization.

Understand your existing infrastructure and identify the gaps

As network administrators, evaluate your existing local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), internet, and cloud components thoroughly. As shown in the following diagram, at home, your LAN connects devices over tens of meters. A WAN operates over a much larger area as it connects LANs to enable data exchange.

Figure 11.1 – LAN, WAN, and the internet

Figure 11.1 – LAN, WAN, and the internet

Collaborate with the application teams and perform the analysis at the application level first, and then traverse through the existing network and data. Document the data and network flows for your business-critical applications. This will help...