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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

Reviewing Chapter 1, Introducing ... the Cloud

We started by introducing the cloud, that mythical creature that is always in the sky, flying about, and destroying people and organizations that are not ready for it. Oh, sorry, we’re thinking of dragons there. Let’s try again.

We started by introducing the cloud, that wonderful elusive concept, and – even worse – the concept that seems easy to understand but when put into practice or adopted, still seems to cause a lot of trouble for people and organizations trying to conquer it. Furthermore, we defined the target audience for this book – namely, architects, and specifically, cloud architects. While we tried to make the information available to all, of course, cloud architects and engineers are the ones to benefit from the cloud adoption and will lead cloud adoption. If you are working for one of the lucky organizations where the business and product and sales teams are also onboard for cloud adoption...