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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 is essential for any organization that wants to remain competitive and successful. It involves changing processes, systems, and policies to stay up to date with new trends, technologies, and customer needs.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is a discipline that combines software engineering and operations to ensure the availability, performance, scalability, and security of an organization’s computing systems. By adopting SRE best practices, organizations can achieve better application reliability with fewer resources while providing a more resilient platform to support their business goals. Additionally, they will be able to respond faster to any incidents or outages that may occur to reduce downtime and mitigate potential risks.

Organizations need to develop communication strategies that are tailored to the event or situation at hand. Communication should always be done before an event so customers know what to expect and where...