Implement a Sustainable Azure Implementation Roadmap with Microsoft Azure Training


Implement a Sustainable Azure Implementation Roadmap with Microsoft Azure Training

Implementing any new cloud service on to the organizational framework is a task requiring several man-hours of dedicated work and sustained dedication to the process. Granted, the process has become very simple nowadays, what with the introduction of cloud platforms that provide a barrage of services geared solely towards easing the journey of the enterprise to the cloud. However; t is still complicated for the migration teams who are inexperienced and lack training in the fundamentals of the platform on which the enterprise framework is to be shifted.

Microsoft Azure is one such cloud platform; certainly, one that has a multitude of features specifically made to serve new and less cloud-familiar enterprises take their operations to the cloud. From user-friendly directory features, to advanced administrative and developmental suites offered alongside the platform package, Microsoft Azure is the optimal cloud package for a new, or even semi-experienced organization opting for cloud computing.

When it comes to implementing the Azure platform, there are several aspects of migration that need to be taken care of. For all said aspects, the teams or individuals responsible for the migration need to be aware of the fundamental Azure technologies; which, in turn, required them to be trained on the technologies in question. Only with sufficient training can an enterprise enable its teams to implement an Azure implementation roadmap that stands the test of both time and technological innovation.

To that end, in this article, we will be discussing the key aspects of consideration for an MS Azure implementation roadmap, and how said roadmap can be made future-proof with the help of MS Azure training.

Determining the Cloud Type

A very elemental step, yet one that is necessary to envision early on, is the type of cloud the enterprise should switch to. Disney appear to be a very primary level question at first however it is necessary to determine the optimal cloud environment for the enterprise.  As mentioned earlier, for the relatively inexperienced enterprise knowing the types of cloud and the one which will be optimal to their specific operations is necessary if the enterprise is to avoid setbacks in the future.

It Is most likely that the enterprise will be shifting towards the hybrid cloud initially, before transferring to either a public cloud or third-party cloud services, which make for a multi cloud environment. Azure offers dedicated services to cater to any cloud environment, and if the staff is to be sufficiently trained on them, they will indeed produce more than the desired results.

Readiness for the Cloud

Envisioning the journey is perhaps the most important part of the journey, especially since it helps the enterprise making the journey prepare to some extent for any setbacks or pitfalls that it may encounter along the way. This also helps the transformation teams keep track of all the checkpoints along the implementation roadmap, since the checkpoints are more likely to have been set beforehand. Using an Agile approach can be very rewarding, and it is interesting to note that Azure actually has its own set of DevOps solutions to assist organizations with that aspect of the transformation.

Coming back to the readiness aspect, it is beneficial to have a readiness framework in place, which singles out the processes and operational tasks which need to be embedded into the cloud infrastructure without any setbacks. Some enterprises may see this as a challenge, due to their existing infrastructure being not very welcoming to the new processes. Nevertheless, with the right training, delivered at the right time, teams can overcome just about any battle with digital transformation.

Architecture and Governance

As part of the Azure architecture, the digital transformation teams will be dealing with a number of operational elements that will need to be seen through and affirmed early on. Elements such as compliance and security need to be a vital part of the digital transformation and Microsoft Azure implementation.  in case the digital transformation teams are not familiar with other technologies, especially the ones that govern security and compliance, they will need to be trained on said elements before they can begin the operational tasks such as formulating the architecture.

Azure Implementation Specifics

The list of Azure enterprise services goes on and on, and any enterprise looking to reap the full benefits that the Azure platform brings with it will need to first come to grips with the singular services, such as the aforementioned governance and compliance policies, the Active Directory functions, as well as the basic development and deployment features which make Azure different from other cloud platforms in its category.

The longevity of the implementation is what makes any implementation successful. For organizations operating in an IT and business landscape such as the one we have now, it is important to understand the severity of the competition and deliver on the implementation front in such a way that they can roll out their service or product for years without having to revamp their strategy. While this may seem easier said than done, especially in a climate that keeps shifting almost daily it seems; the right Azure training can get the job done, and help teams implement an Azure strategy that is future-proof.

About The Author
Associate Instructor

Yahya Siddiqui

Yahya has experience in the field of Microsoft Azure, Active Directory, Exchange Server, Office 365, System Center, PowerShell, and Proxy Server /TMG/ ISA Server. He has worked as System Administrator and deployed Active Directory & File Servers.

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