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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


Leaking in from the previous few paragraphs on agility, there is innovation. You know now why it is important and what you must do to deliver it. But how can Azure assist?

As mentioned, this process of yours regarding rapid innovation must rapidly innovate itself, but here are some examples from Azure on how to get closer to achieving it:

  • Remember decoupling via Azure Service Bus? Well, by using topics (a type of message queue that delivers a copy of a message to each consumer/subscriber), you already enable future innovation you don’t even know about. How? Well, today you send a message to the topic, and it is processed by the consumers you know about, but tomorrow, there will be other services interested in the same message, and all they need to do is subscribe and consume the message without any other change to your architecture or services. So, if someone has an innovation workshop and comes up with a new service, they can, within hours or days, test...