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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 3, Framing Your Adoption

In this chapter, we introduce Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF), an extensive online resource containing documentation, templates, tools, and ample advice on best practices designed to help any (and every) organization move to the cloud. Starting with business strategy and alignment, we argue that a clear understanding of the business motivations for cloud adoption is critical for overall success. Before embarking on a cloud adoption journey, it is important to identify and align your business goals. You should ask yourself what you hope to achieve by leveraging cloud computing and why it is critical for your organization.

We discuss how to capture your current IT landscape and assess the organization and technology readiness and offer advice on how to start forming an adoption plan. It is essential to take an inventory of all your current IT assets, their usage patterns, and how they can be optimized through cloud services...