Migrating Applications to the Cloud with Azure

By Sjoukje Zaal , Amit Malik , Sander Rossel and 3 more
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  1. Planning Application Modernization

About this book

Whether you are trying to re-architect a legacy app or build a cloud-ready app from scratch, using the Azure ecosystem with .NET and Java technologies helps you to strategize and plan your app modernization process effectively.

With this book, you’ll learn how to modernize your applications by using Azure for containerization, DevOps, microservices, and serverless solutions to reduce development time and costs, while also making your applications robust, secure, and scalable.

You will delve into improving application efficiency by using container services such as Azure Container Service, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and more. Next, you will learn to modernize your application by implementing DevOps throughout your application development life cycle. You will then focus on increasing the scalability and performance of your overall application with microservices, before learning how to add extra functionality to your application with Azure serverless solutions. Finally, you’ll get up to speed with monitoring and troubleshooting techniques.

By the end of this book, you will have learned how to use the Azure ecosystem to refactor, re-architect, and rebuild your web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Publication date:
December 2019


Planning Application Modernization

In this section, we will modernize and move your existing infrastructure to Azure IaaS and PaaS. You will learn strategies for reducing your costs, increasing storage, and increasing your return on investment.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Strategies for Application Modernization Using Azure
  • Chapter 2, Building Your Application Migration Roadmap

About the Authors

  • Sjoukje Zaal

    Sjoukje Zaal is a Microsoft chief technical officer at Capgemini, a Microsoft regional director, and a Microsoft Azure MVP with over 20 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy, and design expertise. She mainly focuses on cloud, security, productivity, and IoT. She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of the user groups Tech Daily Chronicle, Global XR Community, and the Mixed Reality User Group. She is also a board member of Azure Thursdays and Global Azure. Sjoukje is an international speaker, is involved in organizing many events, and has written several books and blogs. Sjoukje is also part of the MVP Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

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  • Amit Malik

    Amit Malik is an IT enthusiast and technology evangelist focused on the cloud and emerging technologies. He is currently employed by Spektra Systems as the chief operating officer, where he helps Microsoft partners grow their cloud businesses by using effective tools and strategies. He specializes in the cloud, DevOps, software-defined infrastructure, application modernization, data platforms, and emerging technologies around AI. Amit holds various industry-admired certifications from all major OEMs in the cloud and data space, including Azure Solutions Architect Expert. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Amit is an active community member of various technology groups and is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events.

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  • Sander Rossel

    Sander Rossel is a Microsoft-certified professional developer and author with experience and expertise in .NET and .NET Core, Azure, Azure DevOps, SQL Server, JavaScript, and other technologies. With his company, JUUN Software, he builds cloud-native applications and brings companies to the cloud.

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  • Jason Marston

    Jason Marston is a Cloud Solution Architect based in England. He was recruited by Microsoft because of his OSS background. Jason has worked with Java since version 1 and has a long history with open source. He has over 30 years' experience of developing software and now helps organizations migrate and modernize legacy applications to the cloud. Jason was an SME in the Worldwide Communities project at Microsoft and, as part of the leadership team for those communities, helped many people solve their problems by adopting Java on Azure. In his spare time, Jason reads science fiction books and has two children who think he is a geek/nerd.

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  • Mohamed Wali

    Mohamed Wali is a Cloud DevOps engineer based in Amsterdam who has been working with Microsoft technologies for around 7 years. He has been working with Azure since 2013. In July 2014, Mohamed was recognized as the youngest Microsoft MVP in the world. He has already authored/coauthored four books about Microsoft Azure and shares his knowledge and experience through blogging, authoring books, and speaking at events.

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  • Stefano Demiliani

    Stefano Demiliani is a Microsoft MVP on business applications, a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Azure Certified Architect, and an expert in other Microsoftrelated technologies. His main activity is architecting and developing enterprise solutions based on the entire stack of Microsoft technologies (mainly focused on ERP and the cloud). He has worked with Packt Publishing on many IT books related to Azure cloud applications and Dynamics 365 Business Central, and is a speaker at conferences around Europe. You can reach him on Twitter (@demiliani) or LinkedIn.

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