A reputable asset management company was evaluating a data analytics solution being provided to them by their auditing firm. The proposed analytics solution leverages resources and applications that are deployed into Microsoft Azure. The asset management company needed their internal infrastructure and development teams to get ready for Microsoft Azure because going forward, the internal operations teams would be responsible for managing the solution in Azure. The proposed Azure Data Lake Analytics solution comprises a mixture of Platform as a Service(PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS) components in Microsoft Azure as well as some shared services with limited hybrid connectivity back to on-premises infrastructure. The asset management company needed a framework for understanding how the following aspects of cloud computing work and should be managed:
Networking, integration, security, auditing, compliance, cost management, and governance
Cloud Adoption Framework workshops including activities for governance and security.
Practical in context learnings, as well as built objects in Azure with the representative operations teams. Cloud Adoption Framework is a proven guideline that can be followed to create and implement business and technology strategies necessary for your organisation to succeed in the cloud. It enables customers to undertake a simplified cloud adoption journey.
This framework contains comprehensive information about an end-to-end cloud adoption journey, starting with the intended business results, and then aligning cloud readiness and assessments with clear-cut business objectives. Those results are achieved through a clearly defined path for cloud adoption. With migration-based adoption, the defined path focuses to a greater extend on migrating on-premises workloads to the cloud. This process includes modernization of workloads to increase the return on investment from the migration effort.