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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

Adopting a Strategy for Success

With the introduction done, you are probably itching to dive straight in and start building your new home in the cloud. Whoa now, hold on! For those of you coming from a software engineering background, you know it pays to stand back and plan your approach before diving headfirst into the code. Don’t underestimate the complexity of this transformation and know that it is more than just IT – you’ll need to tackle the organizational culture and a few tech issues along the way.

Before you can get to a plan, such as a traditional IT project plan, you need a strategy – a plan of attack, a game plan, a playbook. Call it what you like but be sure to start here before pressing ahead.

In this chapter, we will highlight the most important part of any strategy, the goals, and the objectives you want to achieve. We will also review common cloud adoption scenarios that will help you frame your strategy.

In this chapter, we’...