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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

Case study

In this case study, we will explore how cloud modernization enabled a postal operator service company to reduce labor and operational costs while meeting business needs.

Current state – the challenge

A mid-sized leading postal operator, PostABC, is a growing parcel partner in areas such as North America, Asia, and Europe. PostABC is faced with the challenge of making its business digital-ready with high scalability and services available 24/7. The company’s IT legacy platforms were monolithic and over 20 years old. Maintaining the applications on these platforms increased operational costs and required manual efforts for deploying new features and enhancements. The lack of trained personnel maintaining the data centers forced it to reimagine its business and migrate systems to the cloud. It was important for it to modernize its aging technology platforms. For that, it wanted to retire its mainframe and modernize it core legacy system to improve agility...