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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 5, Becoming Cloud Native

A cloud-native approach to software development was the main thread of this chapter, together with agility and innovation. Cloud native is a very specific way of developing, packaging, and deploying your services, and we discussed the intricacies in this chapter. We also started counting the cloud-native services in Azure. We didn’t get to them all, but we gave you enough direction for you to be able to discover more of them as you need them. Being cloud native requires an understanding of cloud technologies such as containers, microservices, serverless computing, infrastructure as code, and the like. Get up to speed on these topics before deciding to become cloud native. But it’s worth it – so much so that we even tried to scare you into adopting cloud native by claiming your competitors were doing that as well.

Then, we went on to discuss agility. And if you remember one thing from this book, remember that agility...