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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

The adoption journey

The CAF for Azure is a comprehensive resource that covers everything from how to get started with Azure to best practices for cloud adoption. Plus, it’s always kept up to date with the latest learnings from Microsoft and experience from organizations that have used the framework. Best of all, it’s completely free to use at the following page:

At first glance, the CAF can be a little overwhelming – there is a lot of content. But didn’t we say that a framework would simplify cloud adoption? Well, not exactly, as nothing worth doing is ever simple. But rest assured the CAF provides a sound structure for cloud adoption. How you choose to follow the framework and execute the phases defines your journey to cloud adoption. This is largely dependent on your business objectives and specific adoption scenario – migrate, modernize, or innovate. Regardless, there is nothing...