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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


With the Cloud Adoption Framework, companies can move beyond just understanding cloud computing and put it into practical use. You’ll find a wealth of best practices online – this book helps you make sense of it all! Get ready to learn how to conveniently transition your organization’s data onto the cloud while explaining every step of the journey on an executive level as well as a technical one.

Our focus is on the tech and organizational transformation needed for successful cloud adoption. We’ll explore ways to build a comprehensive strategy that gets approval, addresses those with reservations, and creates an actionable plan that can drive continuous results even in 2025. Together, we will assess existing practices/processes so they are ready to be replaced once this journey into the cloud begins!

Uncover the tangible implications of cloud adoption and digital transformation to benefit from streamlined, safe operations with fast-paced agility. Dive into real case studies – an enterprise firm, a start-up business, as well as a challenged implementation experience – to craft strategies that align team goals while remaining robustly automated within the cloud environment. Use these insights to achieve peace of mind knowing every interaction is secure without compromising on speed or performance excellence.

Get deep insights into your cloud architecture, diagnose any issues as they arise, and have up-to-date knowledge to deliver measured solutions. Acquire mastery of governance, security, and privacy protocols alongside performance optimization techniques while also knowing when and how Azure services can be deployed correctly to enhance communications within teams or with customers if needed. Organize groups across the organization for better collaboration on uncharted territory – leveraging individual ideas for effective problem-solving strategies!

With this book, you’ll have the tools to set your cloud adoption journey on the right path. Carefully selected patterns will deliver a smooth transition experience while avoiding potential pitfalls along the way. By its conclusion, you’ll be armed with an intricate knowledge of how best to tackle and succeed in whatever challenges arise throughout forthcoming cloud migration processes!