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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

Cloud native development

Listen up, folks – if you want to be in the top tier of tech, cloud native is where it’s at. It’s not up for debate. Whether you’re a start-up launching a new service or a corporation trying to modernize an old one, cloud native is your only option. If you want to gain access to the latest and greatest tech and attract top-notch talent, you better believe that cloud native is the way to go. Trust us, you don’t want to be left behind in the tech dust.

Okay, so you might ask, “What do you mean by cloud native?” That’s a fair question, but the answer is (at least) twofold. Firstly, cloud native describes a software development approach that involves designing applications to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and resilience of the cloud infrastructure. This means you build your application for the cloud so that it is native to the cloud. Does that make sense? For example, a microservices architecture...