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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 7, Creating a New Operating Model

Everyone knows that the cloud is where it’s at! So if you’re looking to up your game, you will need to go long on a cloud operating model for your organization. This can mean new roles, new teams, new processes, and certainly plenty of training for new cloud skills. The most important component of any successful cloud operation is the team behind it — so one of the primary steps in designing your cloud operating model should be to identify key stakeholders and roles within your organization who will be involved in setting up and managing your operations on the cloud. Establishing clear workflows and procedures for routine tasks such as cloud infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, or monitoring will help ensure consistent results and make sure everyone on your team is aware of expectations and responsibilities.

Selecting the right tools and technologies based on the specific requirements of your...