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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 6, Transforming Your Organization

The only logical conclusion from all the previous chapters is the need for your organization to embrace change. So, transformation is the order of the day – continuous transformation, every day.

We discussed how to start and how to guide the transformation, and how to adapt the CAF so you can achieve the right transformation.

We also briefly discussed site reliability engineering (SRE) as one of the core principles of running a SaaS platform. We didn’t go into nearly as much detail as needed, but SRE practices are a series of books on their own. For organizations leveraging the cloud, SRE can be an incredibly powerful tool for ensuring applications remain up and running, despite any challenges they might face. By adhering to SRE best practices such as automation, monitoring, feature flagging, and continuous integration and deployment, businesses can ensure that their applications are running as they should while...