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  • Writer's pictureIryna Moiseyeva

Cloud Adoption Framework - why it is important for organizations and how to start to explore it

When it comes to technology and innovation in IT, most organizations are enthusiastic about the importance of technology adoption and the critical need to do so as soon as possible. In real life, innovation is often complicated by so-called "blockers" like staff sabotage, incorrect cost and timing estimates, lack of or vague representation of implementation objectives. The highlighting tool for efficient innovations adoption becomes

Cloud Adoption Strategy and Cloud Adoption Framework established by all biggest public cloud providers (Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google) to help organizations adopt innovations faster, securely, and efficiently.

Cloud adoption is a strategy used by enterprises to improve Internet-based database capabilities' scalability while reducing cost and risk. To achieve this, businesses engage in the practice of cloud computing or using remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process critical data.

Cloud Adoption Framework helps align business and technology agendas, thereby making it easier for them to choose the right route forward, indicate, and minimize risks before, during, and after deployment or migration to the cloud.

Cloud Adoption Framework consists of several stages, including planning, readiness, migration, governance, etc. Using CAF approaches, processes, and tools helps reduce many potential problems in security, change management, budgeting, etc. Gartner warns in their article 4 Lessons Learned From Infrastructure Cloud Adopters

«Companies that are unaware of the mistakes made in their cloud adoption will overspend by 20 to 50%.»

Watch the video What is the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure?

In practice, the cloud adoption framework helps to identify and provide a roadmap on resolving many crucial problems that organizations face during digital transformation, such as:

  1. Lack of staff competency and organizational misbalance on different stages of cloud technologies adoption

  2. Procurement dilemmas and financial model options

  3. Lack of partners eligible to support organization on adoption way not only by transacting PAAS, SAAS cloud products, but leveraging migration and modernization scenarios

  4. Lack of knowledge of cloud resource right set up, provisioning, and governance

Cloud Adoption Framework roadmaps on providing compliance, security, and business continuity during and after cloud adoption are valuable parts of it.

How to use the adoption framework?

Microsoft Azure Cloud Adoption Framework recommends starting with initial decisions checklist and make self-assessment to ensure goals, motivations, business justifications, and increase cloud readiness. Those resources will help organizations with leveraging documentation, learning content, and personalized assessments to drive cloud readiness.

Gartner indicates in 4 Trends Impacting Cloud Adoption in 2020 that enterprise IT, CIOs must pay attention to four aspects of cloud computing that will affect their adoption of services in 2020, including careful selection of partners for cloud adoption, multi-cloud options, and cost optimization practices, which are one of the crucial parts of Cloud Adoption Framework. Cost efficiency issues in cloud - best practices and recommendations we have already mentioned several good options for cost optimization and cost control when it comes to the cloud.

All those questions we discuss in detail during online sessions. If you are interested to learn more about Cloud Adoption Framework, register for related upcoming workshops:

Cloud Adoption Framework Online Workshop (Russian-speaking), November 12

Cloud Adoption Framework Online Workshop (English-speaking), November 26

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