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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

Introducing cloud migration strategies

In the prior chapters, we discussed how organizations can be blocked with their cloud migration efforts if they don’t leverage a proper migration strategy. In this section, we will uncover what a cloud migration strategy is, what it entails, its benefits, and different types of strategies that you can incorporate into your cloud migration efforts.

What is a cloud migration strategy?

A cloud migration strategy is a systematic and documented plan that an organization can use to move their existing business elements, data, and application workloads from on-premises to a cloud platform. The plan typically addresses both technical and cultural transformation across the enterprise.

This detailed step-by-step migration plan is usually prepared by cloud architects who must have enterprise-wide visibility to understand the business well. This plan is then presented to stakeholders of the enterprise—such as leadership, technology...