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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

Getting started with modernization on AWS

As mentioned in the Uncovering the stages of modernization section, we need to double down on stage two – that is, moving to cloud-native. For that, we need to understand the cloud-native services offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is a cloud provider that offers a wide variety of services – more than any other cloud provider in the world. Its user base spans millions of active customers and tens of thousands of partners globally. Organizations across every industry and of every size, whether they be start-ups or large enterprises, run their workloads on AWS. Every imaginable use case can be seen running on AWS, which makes it favorable for you to bring in your requirements and adapt them easily. You can innovate more quickly with the latest technologies and accelerate the pace of modernization to transform the business at a greater scale.

With AWS, it is completely up to you how you would like to steer your modernization...