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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 governance

Now that the organization is working on the cloud, every day things are accumulating, for example, work tasks, application development, service migrations, performance metrics, documentation, and so on.

Are you in control? Is all this getting out of control? How do you know?

Are teams working with or against each other? At any point in time, do you know what everyone is working on, and is that the top priority at that point? Is there duplication? Is everyone happy with their role? Does everyone understand their role? Are teams and team members improving or stagnating?

Is delivery slowing down as complexity creeps in?

All this and more will be addressed here. You will learn to be in control while not micromanaging teams and tasks and empower teams to make decisions aligned with the mission, vision, and strategy.

Assess your current state and plan the evolution of governance while the evolution of your platform is ongoing. Expand into more services, more...