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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

Introducing … the Cloud

Welcome, you absolute legend!

If you consider how many people don’t read books, and fewer still read specifically to educate themselves further rather than to entertain themselves, it is a miraculous thing indeed that you are reading this sentence.

The fact that you have chosen this book – hopefully because of a recommendation by a peer either directly or in an online community you frequent – means we were destined to meet, and it means you are already in the top 1% of people in our field who love learning and staying on top of their game.

Thank you for taking the time to read through these pages. Hopefully, we can provide some of the education you seek and add a little entertainment along the way. Now, let us get right to the point as your time is precious – and the cloud won’t adopt itself. Let’s learn together about everything that needs to happen for an organization (your organization) to successfully adopt the cloud.

Throughout this chapter, you will learn about the authors and why this book exists. We will help you identify gaps in cloud foundational knowledge and guide you to resources that can help you better understand the cloud and ultimately this book.

In this chapter, we’re going to cover the following main topics:

  • Who are you?
  • Who are we?
  • What is this book about?
  • Are you ready?
  • What are the cloud foundations?
  • What is the Cloud Adoption Framework?