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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

The evolving benefits of cloud migration

While the benefits of the cloud are emerging and evolving day by day, the key driver of cloud migration is almost always its perception as a cost-cutting measure. Despite the cloud’s ever-growing capabilities, many businesses look at the short-term benefits rather than their long-term goals.

As your adoption grows, redefining your transformation strategy is required for optimizing your workloads that are deployed on the cloud. Modernizing your applications, empowering your staff, and transforming your workloads will have a long-lasting impact on the way you are operating on the cloud. Many organizations that are born in the cloud often witness freedom from technical debt and overhead, where they are able to carve out a niche place in the competitive market offering innovative and customer-focused business models.

Let’s take a look at what building a cloud-first mindset involves and why is it important in the next section...