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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

Choosing the right cloud partner for your business

To achieve long-term success, partnering with the right cloud provider is the key factor. This, in conjunction with an understanding of your workloads, will give you an assessment of how much work is needed to be able to migrate to the cloud.

The available market for cloud providers is vast. Providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure have garnered the largest cloud market share, while there are many other niche players such as Rackspace and IBM Cloud, offering more specialized services.

In this section, we are going to discuss key distinctive factors that you can use to evaluate and identify a provider that will support your unique business, technical, and operational characteristics in an optimal way.


Security is the foremost criterion and an area of priority in the cloud. Have a clear understanding of what your security goals are and map them to the provider...