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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 landing zones

A landing zone is your overarching cloud architecture that incorporates multi-subscriptions, identity management, management groups, policy and compliance, security, networking, high availability, and automation to allow your organization to quickly and securely deploy cloud workloads in Microsoft Azure. Typically a landing zone consists of core components, including Azure Active Directory, Azure Policy, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

What is an Azure subscription?

An Azure subscription is a distinct area for a grouping of cloud services and resources. Subscriptions are available in different tiers depending on the needs of the user. The Free account provides users with a low-cost entry point to test out Azure with 12 months of access to limited services at no cost. There are also multiple pay-as-you-go plans available for businesses who require more comprehensive services. The Enterprise subscriptions are designed for larger organizations that...