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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

Framing Your Adoption

In the last chapter, we discussed why strategy is important and looked at common adoption scenarios to help you define an approach that works for your business. But strategy without execution is just a bunch of ideas – exciting ideas with amazing potential, sure, that are great to talk about with your colleagues, but just ideas, nonetheless.

Now, the work must start, but how can you turn these great ideas into reality? Once you start to pick apart each idea and discover what actually needs to be done, it can become overwhelming very quickly. You need to be ready for cloud adoption, meaning your technology and people are ready. You also need to know what you’re getting into and have a plan. If you are new to the cloud, a lack of experience can prevent you from creating a credible plan – you don’t know what you don’t know. Even if you have many years of experience working in a cloud environment, and you feel confident that you...