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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

Site reliability engineering

In every organization, there comes a time to create new roles and/or realign the new roles and the old roles and teams and what their tasks are going forward.

Running services at scale is hard and hence a new way of doing things was needed. Meet Site Reliability Engineering (SRE).

Google has kindly provided a lot of free information on this in terms of (at the time of writing) three books on SRE. Find them at

In this section, we will focus on the transition into the SRE way of thinking and why it is important to consider it.

The reason why this is covered in this book is to reinforce the necessity to pause and think about your cloud adoption. The Cloud Adoption Framework gives you the insight and the tools to get it done, but only if you have stopped and thought through the consequences of being a cloud-first organization.

The cloud really is different

I cannot stress this enough: adopting the cloud is absolutely not...