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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)
1
Part 1: Migrating to the Cloud
6
Part 2: Cloud Modernization – Application, Data, Analytics, and IT
12
Part 3: Security and Networking Transformation
15
Part 4: Cloud Economics, Compliance, and Governance

Understanding the key cloud migration challenges

Many organizations face challenges during cloud migration, which can often lead to concerns such as delays in time to market, cost overruns, and security vulnerabilities. These challenges result in service outages, data losses, and connectivity issues.

The reasons for these challenges often stem from not having good control over aspects such as the following.

Lack of enterprise-wide vision

Businesses that do not have good visibility into applications, users, and network traffic are one of the demographics that struggles the most. This visibility is an important aspect of cloud migration as it helps businesses identify the critical components of their workloads that need to be migrated first to ensure that there is no downtime.

Many CTOs have a difficult time getting a mapping for each of their applications and dataset and the business metrics associated with them to prioritize a migration accordingly.

Migrating production...