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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


In this chapter, we introduced the CAF for Azure, without getting too technical or Azure specific. That is because the challenges are predominately cultural, meaning people and processes are hard to organize and harder still to change. The CAF provides a comprehensive set of adoption tools and resources to help you make your cloud journey successful. It offers, for example, readiness assessment tools, Azure setup guides, and planning templates. The framework helps you map your existing infrastructure and software to the cloud and enables you to identify any gaps between your current state and desired cloud target state. The CAF is the perfect starting point to embark on your adoption journey and make it successful. The next chapter, on migration, will focus more on the tools and technologies that will be used to move existing assets from an existing data center environment to the cloud.