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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 2, Adopting A Strategy For Success

Adopting a strategy for success – this should be the title of every chapter of your life, dear reader.

However, in the narrow confines of this book’s topics, we tried to start you correctly on the strategy for success in adopting the cloud in your organization.

We mentioned the garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) strategy, which seems to be widely adopted by organizations, consultants, politicians, and yes, the public as well. Of course, we mentioned GIGO in the context of measuring success and Goodhart’s law.

We also cautioned you about focusing too much on tech and not enough on business results. For example, Kubernetes is great, but business services delivered quickly are better and more valuable – and if Kubernetes must be the delivery vehicle, so be it. But start with the business. When implementing a cloud adoption strategy, it is important to be aware of the different business needs and problems...