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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

Adoption scenarios

Now, let’s address the different adoption scenarios. Not everything in this section will apply to you. While we encourage you to jump around this book and skip sections that may not be relevant to you or your organization, this section shows you all the different types of adoption scenarios based on different goals, so we want to encourage you to read this section in its entirety – and only at the end start thinking about your actual ones as they may overlap with these.

Cloud adoption scenario for a traditional enterprise

This is a view of a typical traditional enterprise. You know the type:

  • Predominately internally focused IT that supports the business operations
  • Investments are made over a medium to long term (5 – 15 years)
  • Budgets are relatively fixed, with little room to maneuver when the needs change

There is likely already good news for you if the multiverse you are in is based on this type of scenario.