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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Handbook

By : Sasa Kovacevic, Darren Dempsey
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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Handbook

By: Sasa Kovacevic, Darren Dempsey

Overview of this book

You've heard about the benefits of the cloud and you want to get on board, but you’re not sure where to start, what services to use, or how to make sure your data is safe. Making the decision to move to the cloud can be daunting and it's easy to get overwhelmed, but if you're not careful, you can easily make mistakes that cost you time and money. Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Handbook is here to help. This guide will take you step-by-step through the process of making the switch to the Microsoft Azure cloud. You’ll learn everything from foundational cloud concepts and planning workload migration through to upskilling and organization transformation. As you advance, you’ll find out how to identify and align your business goals with the most suitable cloud technology options available. The chapters are designed in a way to enable you to plan for a smooth transition, while minimizing disruption to your day-to-day operations. You’ll also discover how the cloud can help drive innovation in your business or enable modern software development practices such as microservices and CI/CD. Throughout the chapters, you’ll see how decision makers can interact with other internal stakeholders to achieve success through the power of collaboration. By the end of this book, you’ll be more informed and less overwhelmed about moving your business to the cloud.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: The Why
Part 2: The Plan
Part 3: The Execution and Iteration

Understanding cloud operating models

A cloud operating model is a framework that helps organizations maximize the value of their technology investments. It is designed to provide an overarching view of how the organization uses, manages, and secures its cloud resources. The operating model defines roles, responsibilities, processes, policies, and tools necessary to manage technology operations effectively and efficiently.

At its core, a cloud operating model provides guidance on how people and technology should work together to achieve the desired business outcomes. An effective cloud operating model also allows organizations to proactively identify any potential issues such as security risks or compliance violations before they occur. Another focus area of a cloud operating model should be to maintain efficient operations through effective management of costs and complexity. This can be achieved by planning and designing the cloud setup early, standardizing how services are configured...