Cloud Adoption Framework
The Microsoft CAF aims to help you achieve your business goals by providing guidance, best practices, and lessons learned. This is a big-picture view of adoption, rather than narrowly focusing on specific technologies or services.
(The original diagram can be found here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-adoption-framework/_images/caf-overview-new.png):
Figure 3.1 – CAF phases
Before we dive into all of this, however, it is necessary to understand the CAF and what problem it solves. The CAF helps to structure people, processes, and technology within an organization in order to make any cloud adoption successful. It provides guidance on how to establish governance policies, controls such as cost optimization, security baselines, identity management, resource consistency, and deployment acceleration in order to ensure a successful cloud adoption.