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An introduction to the Cloud Adoption Framework Ready methodology

An introduction to the Cloud Adoption Framework Ready methodology

Last week I announced that I became the host of the Azure Enablement show Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure part and shared the video with an introduction into the Manage methodology. This week in our latest episode of the Azure Enablement show you can learn about Cloud Adoption Framework Ready methodology, and how you can get your environment ready using Azure Landing Zones.

Successful cloud adoption is built on the strong foundations of the Cloud Adoption Framework Ready methodology. In this episode, Thomas Maurer and Dom Allen discuss how the Ready methodology can help you on your cloud journey.

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:30 How does the Ready methodology fit within the Cloud Adoption Framework
  • 01:02 How do the Ready methodology and Azure Landing Zones help customers?
  • 01:25 What are some of the features of Azure Landing Zones?
  • 02:10 How do Azure Landing Zones address the challenges that customers face in building cloud architectures?
  • 02:56 How does Ready assist customers who are at different points of their cloud journey?
  • 04:20 How are customers using the Ready methodology to be successful?
  • 05:10 Is there guidance for organizations that are using hybrid or multicloud environments?
  • 05:50 Where should customers go next?
  • 06:50 What additional resources are available for the Ready methodology and Azure Landing Zones?

Resources

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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework for Hybrid and Multicloud

Azure Cloud Adoption Framework for Hybrid and Multicloud Scenarios

The Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure (CAF) provides proven guidance for your cloud adoption journey. If you are looking for proven guidance to build and operate a hybrid and multicloud environment the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework offers scenario-based guidance for hybrid and multicloud. Microsoft Azure provides all of the products and features required to help you build and operate your technology solutions in the cloud. There are many different business and technology reasons that may drive the necessity of using multiple private and/or public clouds. Let’s have a quick look at the guidance offered by the CAF.

Hybrid and MultiCloud Approach
Hybrid and MultiCloud Approach (Source Microsoft Docs)

Cloud Adoption Scenarios

The Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure offers new scenarios depending on your long-term strategy and goals of your cloud journey. Depending on whether you’re considering a comprehensive hybrid and multicloud effort, or preparing for Kubernetes and container integration into your cloud strategy, the CAF offers updated guidance for a hybrid and multicloud adoption scenario and a modern application platform scenario.

Hybrid and Multicloud Adoption Scenario

This scenario focuses on enabling two targeted outcomes:

  • Hybrid and multicloud adoption: Building, deploying, and/or migrating solutions that are portable, allowing for ease of movement between cloud platforms with minimum vendor lock-in.
  • Unified operations: Streamlining operations to support those solutions across each cloud, through a central set of governance and management processes which share common operations processes, regardless of where the solution is currently deployed.

Overview

The Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure hybrid and multicloud scenario covers an overview about the these scenarios and outlines and expands on Microsoft’s unique perspective on important cloud computing terms.

Unified operations

The article also introduces the concept of unified operations unified operations.

One cloud dashboard, across hybrid, multicloud, and edge.

Microsoft Docs

Hybrid, multicloud, and edge deployment approaches can often lead to increases in operating costs. The unexpected increase in cost is the result of duplicated or disparate operations, with one set of operating practices per cloud provider. Unified operations is the intentional approach of maintaining one set of tools and processes to consistently manage each cloud provider through a common set of governance and operations management practices.

Introduction to hybrid and multicloud products on Azure

Relying on an effective multicloud, multiedge hybrid approach is more important than ever. Azure focuses on supporting the hybrid needs of customers with hybrid integration across Azure products.

Azure Hybrid and Mutlicloud products overview
Azure Hybrid and Mutlicloud products overview

The CAF article introduces a few of the Azure products with hybrid and multicloud capabilities that can provide this capability across your cloud portfolio. This includes services such as Azure Arc, Azure Stack, and many more Azure services.

Cloud Adoption Framework hybrid and multicloud scenario

The Cloud Adoption Framework hybrid and multicloud scenario offers more guidance and recommendations:

Conclusion

You can find more about the Cloud Adoption Framework on Microsoft Docs. I also created a short video about the CAF.

I hope this article provides you with a short overview of the new scenarios in the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework for hybrid and multicloud environments.



Microsoft Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Enterprise-Scale

Cloud Adoption Framework Enterprise-Scale Series and Livestream

If you are starting with your cloud journey, there are many things you need to think of to set up your cloud environment and your Azure cloud architecture. Things like networking, subscription management, security, governance, and many more, can be fairly complex. That is where the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure can deliver proven guidance to help you with your Azure cloud journey. And with Enterprise-scale landing zones, you even get an architectural approach and a reference implementation that enables effective construction and operationalization of landing zones on Azure, at scale. I had the chance to collaborate with Sarah Lean (Azure Cloud Advocate) on an enterprise-scale series of blog posts to show how our fictional company Tailwind Traders can leverage the Cloud Adoption Framework and Azure Landing Zones to accelerate their cloud journey.

You can find our Enterprise-Scale landing zones blog series on the Azure.com blog:

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance that’s designed to help you create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers need to successfully achieve short-term and long-term objectives.
By using the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure best practices, organizations can better align their business and technical strategies to ensure success.

Microsoft Docs

Next to our Enterprise-Scale landing zones blog series, we will also host a livestream on April 7.

We will be exploring Tailwind Traders and their cloud adoption journey using enterprise-scale architecture in future blog posts. However, if you’d like to learn more about enterprise-scale landing zones then please join Sarah Lean and Thomas Maurer on the 7th April at 8am PST/3pm GMT on LearnTV where we will be doing a Q&A and deployment of an Enterprise-Scale Landing Zone live!  



Video Recording Azure Architecture Best Practices

Video Recording: Azure Architecture Best Practices

The video recording from the free online event where I was presenting together with Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, Dominik Zemp, about Azure Architecture Best Practices is now available. In this session, you will learn about proven guidance that’s designed to help you, architect, create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision-makers need to successfully achieve their short- and long-term objectives. We will be focusing on topics like the Cloud Adoption Framework and the new Enterprise-Scale landing zone architecture.

Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Why Azure Architecture?
  • Introduction to the Cloud Adoption Framework
  • What is Enterprise-Scale?
    • Build landing zones with Enterprise-Scale
    • Critical design areas
    • Deployment using AzOps
    • Demo
  • Build on top of Enterprise-Scale – Well-Architected Framework for workloads and apps
  • Q&A

Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event Video Recording

Important Links:

You can find some of the links mentioned in the video here:

About the Speakers

Dominik Zemp (Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect)

Dominik Zemp is a Cloud Solution Architect working with Global Swiss financial customers and has been working at Microsoft since 2008. Before Dominik changed role in late 2015, he worked as a Security and Identity Consultant in the Microsoft Services organization. Dominik’s focus areas are applications and infrastructure, including cloud-native applications, networking, and security. Dominik holds a Bachelor’s degree in IT with a Specialization in software systems.

Thomas Maurer (Microsoft Senior Cloud Advocate)

Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform. Prior to joining the Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI), Thomas was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP, to help architect, implement and promote Microsoft cloud technology. If you want to know more about Thomas, check out his blog: www.thomasmaurer.ch and Twitter: www.twitter.com/thomasmaurer

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I hope you enjoyed the video recording of our Azure Best Practices virtual event. If you want to learn more about Azure, check out my blog post How to learn Microsoft Azure in 2020, and if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.