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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

Examining containerization

Application containerization is revolutionizing the way we think about and manage distributed computing workloads. Containers are lightweight, portable units of software that can run anywhere and contain all the necessary dependencies to run an application. By abstracting applications away from their underlying infrastructure, containerized applications are more agile and easier to move from one environment to another with minimal disruption. This allows organizations to quickly provision new compute resources and redeploy existing ones in order to respond faster to changing demands or market conditions. Sounds a lot like VMs. With VMs, you still have to manage the operating system: configuration, patching, storage permissions, network interfaces, application installation, and so on. A major challenge of VM administration is standardization.

Pets versus cattle, who wins?

Within software architecture, the standardization challenge is, in my opinion,...