Introduction to Azure's Well-Architected Framework

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This blog series on Microsoft’s Well-Architected Framework for Azure will equip you with the foundational knowledge and resources you need to become an expert in cloud migration best practices. By Jerry Rhoads.

Imagine you’ve just moved your customer to the cloud, or that you inherited an existing cloud migration. Back in the day, a server move or a deployment entailed downtime, un-racking, and loading servers into the back of a truck and driving (carefully) to the new datacenter, unpacking, and re-racking. Some of the biggest headaches were ping, power, and pipe.

With their workload now moved to the cloud, your customer has some new questions:

  • How do I know my data is secure?
  • Can I handle a sudden spike in traffic?
  • How does the application handle failure?
  • Are we making the most of the cloud, e.g., am I using the cloud to its full potential?

The Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework is a set of guiding tenets that can be used to improve the quality of a workload. This framework is built on five pillars of architectural best practices for cloud workloads:

Five pillars of the Azure Well-Architected Framework


Please follow the next post in the series which will take a deep dive into the pillars. Good read!

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