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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

Cloud migration – key concepts and fundamentals

Understanding cloud migration is crucial for businesses of all sizes to make their cloud journeys effective. Before we take a deep dive into the activities needed for cloud migration, let’s understand what cloud migration is.

What is cloud migration?

Let’s do a quick recap on cloud migration from the previous chapter.

Figure 2.1 – Cloud migration

Figure 2.1 – Cloud migration

Cloud migration is the process of taking your digital footprint and assets – such as software applications, data, IT resources and infrastructure, and workloads running either on-premises or on the cloud – and moving them to a (different) cloud.

Workloads can be either applications, databases, storage, physical or virtual servers, or websites.

A migration typically means moving a few or all assets to a cloud and involves many things.

Typically, many businesses run hardware or software that is in use but outdated...