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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

ABC is a global leader in digital communications software, services, and devices for businesses of all sizes. ABC currently serves more than one million business customers and provides integrated communications solutions to companies of all sizes worldwide. ABC uses on-premises virtual machines to house its communication solution and encounters a variety of challenges, such as the following:

  • High maintenance costs for on-premises infrastructure
  • Unable to rapidly scale and handle customer demands quickly
  • Low customer experience resulting in queuing of requests
  • Lack of automation of customer onboarding tasks

To improve, ABC decided to migrate its IT communication solution to the cloud, on demand through an automated process. ABC used AWS CloudFormation to provision a new environment and migrate its service to the public cloud using AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate. ABC refactored its applications to leverage a microservices API built with Python and...