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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

Understanding migration scenarios

Cloud migration is the process of moving applications, data, and the supporting IT infrastructure from on-premises (or an outsourced managed data center) to a cloud platform. Cloud migration provides organizations with greater flexibility, scalability, and, potentially, cost savings while allowing them to keep up with the ever-evolving cloud technology landscape. It also enables organizations to focus more on innovation than on IT procurement and management as cloud services are managed by the cloud provider.

In Chapter 3, we described the need to thoroughly assess your digital estate and determine the best migration path for each workload. Remember the five Rs of rationalization: rehost, refactor, rearchitect, rebuild, and replace. These five Rs are the most common options, though it is likely that when one pictures migration in their mind, it would be along the lines of a lift and shift (that is, rehosting). Lifting and shifting existing applications...