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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

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.

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Figure 3.1 – CAF phases

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.

The CAF is organized around six phases – Define...