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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

Aligning your IT landscape with the cloud – best practices

For many companies, an overarching question remains: Where do we start when preparing for the cloud migration journey?

There are a few guidelines when it comes to preparing your IT applications for the cloud. Regardless of the migration, these guidelines will help you make strides in your overall software development processes.

Your initial conversations will revolve around identifying your needs and establishing a business case, but more importantly, if your applications align with best practices such as those discussed next, you will be set up for a seamless migration.

Implementing SDLC best practices

Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a model that helps you to perceive how software is built in a series of nine different functions, such as Planning, Requirement Analysis, Development, Testing, Documentation, Deployment, and Maintenance.

Not all the aspects of SDLC may be relevant for this section...