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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

Looking at Azure DevOps

When looking to migrate workloads into the cloud, it also makes sense to help yourself by automating development, integration, and deployment pipelines. While Azure DevOps services are cloud agnostic, tie-ins with Azure make Azure DevOps a great way to achieve some of that sweet automation. Azure DevOps Services (ADO) from Microsoft is a cloud-based SaaS solution for application life cycle management, from planning and development to QA and deployment. With ADO, you can easily develop applications in the cloud and deploy them on any platform – not just the cloud. ADO helps developers quickly develop, ship, and maintain applications with a wide range of tools for software development teams. It enables easy collaboration between developers working in different locations or across multiple teams. Teams can create projects that are automatically provisioned with all necessary components, such as the source code repository, build pipelines, and test plans...