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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 networking

Cloud networking is an essential part of cloud migration and application modernization. It provides a way for servers and platform services to connect and share information and potentially communicate with on-premises systems, enabling organizations to access cloud resources such as applications and data storage from anywhere in the world. Microsoft Azure provides a comprehensive set of cloud networking solutions to meet the needs of most IT migration projects. These solutions include virtual networks (VNets), secure site-to-site connections, load balancers, and DNS servers.

An Azure VNet establishes a dedicated, isolated, and highly secure environment within the Microsoft Azure cloud, allowing you to control how data flows between different cloud resources. Networks are subdivided into smaller networks (subnets), providing administrators with the capability to isolate network traffic using IP address routing prefixes or masks. This hierarchical organization...