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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

Performance efficiency

It’s all well and good having a reliable and secure service, but the performance must also be acceptable to your customers. The only thing worse than the service you are trying to use being down is it being available but lacking in performance.

We live in a world of instant gratification and a huge number of options available to us – and so any delay standing between us and what we want is unacceptable. We’ve built an amazing world based on revolutionary technology and therefore, it is unacceptable that your service isn’t performant.

Instant response is a utopia – or is it?

In 1968, Robert Miller published a paper titled Responsible time in man-computer conversational transactions ( in which he claims that a response time under 100 ms is perceived by people as instantaneous. Great! We can do a lot in 100 ms (ms = milliseconds; there are 1,000 milliseconds in 1 second...