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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 8, Architecting Your Cloud

This chapter was the culmination of all the advice from previous chapters, but it can be tricky knowing exactly how to architect your cloud for success. You are the only one privy to all the nuances of your organization, your technology stack, and the skills across your organization! Luckily for us, Microsoft has developed the Azure Well-Architected Framework to help ground us in what good architecture looks like. This framework provides five pillars that are crucial for designing scalable high-performing cloud solutions: reliability, cost management and optimization, operational excellence, performance efficiency, and security. Whether you’re a newbie in the world of tech or a coding guru, this framework is designed to help you hit all the right notes with your designs and ensure consistent success. Which decisions to make, when, and how to go about this is what we discussed in this chapter. Also, which questions to ask –...