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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

Operational excellence

Automation is key – both to the hearts of the authors of this book and to operational excellence. The less manual work required, the better.

There will always be things that haven’t been automated yet! And here is some guidance on what operational excellence means and how to achieve it.

Operational excellence = happy teams?

The second-most-often-mentioned reason for team dissatisfaction (in my opinion) is failures in operational excellence. The number one reason is, of course, money. And reason zero is, of course, always the manager.

If the teams are failing at operational excellence, it means tasks are boring, unproductive, repetitive, or – worst of all – something has been raised again and again as an issue and the organization has ignored the complaints. Or maybe there are too many emergencies and so the focus is on firefighting rather than automation and the development of new features.

So please, do better and you...