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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

Organizational transformation

A key organizational differentiator today is agility, or more specifically, an organization’s ability to react and adapt to change – change in the market, technology, and people. Agility enables an organization to adopt the cloud, utilize it effectively, and gain the most benefits from it.

Anyone can deploy workloads into the cloud. But you need organizational transformation to be able to deploy workloads into it with the benefits of speed, efficiency, cost optimization, security, and so on.

What’s the difference between those that truly get the cloud and those that don’t?

Imagine for a moment two different organizations. Organization A has one product, deployed on premises to hundreds of customers. Organization B has tens of thousands of applications (internal and external) deployed in three of its own data centers (across 80,000 VMs). The teams in both organizations are equally skilled and equally capable of working...