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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

Understanding key strategies for AppMod

The intent of transforming legacy applications with newer languages, frameworks, and infrastructure platforms is to provide improved user experiences and to meet the ever-growing demands of the digital market. Today, businesses of all sizes are expected to deliver software that is robust, scalable, secure, and accessible from any device at any time. Historically, the majority of the IT budget for any company goes toward managing and maintaining its legacy systems. When it comes to modernizing, driving a low-maintenance future for your IT portfolio is the key criterion for any enterprise.

Figure 6.5 – Developing an AppMod strategy

Figure 6.5 – Developing an AppMod strategy

To enable your teams to implement the modernization efforts effectively, you need a pragmatic modernization strategy that includes the following five elements, as shown in the preceding diagram.

Listing the critical applications

When your enterprises have multiple work streams...