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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


Agility is simple. Forget about consultants and frameworks because they are mostly useless. How can things such as a consultant or a framework help you be agile – is everyone the same, is your organization the same as the next one, and does a consultant or a framework know your organization and have the ability to help it? Accept only consultants that are there to point out issues you have and then let you pick the solution to fix the problem, as only you know the organization’s culture, people, and processes.

If there was a framework to build the best football team, there would be one. But there isn’t and there will never be one. Is 4-4-2 the best formation? Why not? The answer is because of the different cultures, people, and processes at each football club.

Agility is not SCRUM, SAFe, or another framework.

All you must do is ask yourself a few questions to see whether a framework helps you:

  • Are you delivering value at least daily?
  • ...