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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

Communication planning

How can you bring the entire organization along for the ride?

Some things will go well and some won’t. Either way, it is important to have a plan for communicating the good and the bad news, both for the same reason – so everyone can learn. This is the human element of transformation and adoption.

A communication plan is a plan that goes into minute detail on who communicates what, when, and of course, why.

Which communiques will need to be sent, by whom, and at what cadence. Also, why? Because the content must match the target audience, must be timely, and must be useful.

Err on the side of overcommunication (even if it’s just initially) as people will be confused, unsure, and timid or will just need what they think is true reaffirmed in their minds. Keeping everyone on the same page, even if just by Ccing everyone in the communication, is important.

Orchestration and synchronization are important, to a point. What you are...