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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


Architecting your cloud involves applying design principles and best practices used to build and manage cloud-based systems. It involves optimizing the infrastructure, applications, and data for performance, security, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. The Azure Well-Architected Framework is a set of guidelines developed by Microsoft to help organizations design and deploy their cloud solutions on Azure in a secure, scalable, and reliable manner. The framework consists of five pillars: cost optimization, operational excellence, performance efficiency, reliability, and security.

Each pillar includes a set of best practices that organizations can follow to ensure they are following industry standards and achieving their desired outcomes from their cloud solutions. By adhering to these guidelines, organizations can reduce risk, optimize costs, improve performance, and enhance their ability to scale as needed. Overall, a critical component of good cloud architecture is the...