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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 4, Migrating Workloads

Migrating existing workloads to the cloud is no trivial task, but the best advice is to start doing as soon as possible and continuously improve as you learn more. There are so many things to consider: which applications to move, how to manage networking, how to deploy applications, and more. Before beginning migration, it is important for organizations to analyze their existing IT infrastructure and understand the relationships between different applications and components. This will enable you to identify potential points of disruption or failure that may occur during the migration process. Regardless, it is sound advice to plan for downtime. With any major IT change, there is a high chance of service disruption. Thus, it is important for organizations to account for this in advance. Do not rush, make sure to test it, and ensure you have fallback options.

There are a few common ways to approach cloud migration. The first is lift-and-shift...