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Cloud Adoption Framework

Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

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.

The Cloud Adoption Framework brings together cloud adoption best practices from Microsoft employees, partners, and customers. It provides a set of tools, guidance, and narratives that help shape technology, business, and people strategies for driving desired business outcomes during your adoption effort. This guidance aligns to the following phases of the cloud adoption lifecycle, giving you easy access to the right guidance at the right time.

Define business justification and expected outcomes of adoption.

Align actionable adoption plans to business outcomes.

Prepare the cloud environment for the planned changes.

Migrate and modernize existing workloads.

Govern the environment and workloads.

Operations management for cloud and hybrid solutions.

Understand The Lifecycle

Each methodology above is part of a broad cloud adoption lifecycle. The Cloud Adoption Framework is a full lifecycle framework, supporting customers throughout each phase of adoption by providing methodologies as specific approaches to overcoming common blockers, as shown here.