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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


A new cloud operating model in a well-designed landing zone allows organizations to maximize the potential of their cloud adoption investment. But it requires careful planning and preparation for migration, ensuring data privacy and compliance, strengthening security measures, and leveraging tools and best practices such as Azure Cost Management and DevOps. In this chapter, we barely scratched the surface of landing zones, so encourage you to explore the extensive resources available on this topic with the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework. With proper knowledge and preparation, companies can reap the benefits of scalability and agility while reducing costs associated with traditional IT models. We introduced the Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative, an extremely valuable knowledge resource – if your organization can access it, be sure to make the most of it. Overall, a cloud operating model may be familiar to those working in a traditional IT environment, but with many...