A modernized cloud workload offers significant benefits, including cost savings, streamlined security and management, and opportunities for continuous innovation. However, the process of migrating and modernizing workloads can be challenging. That’s why it’s important to prepare and plan ahead—and ensure your business continues to find value in the cloud.
Whether you’re just starting out in the cloud journey or looking for ways to optimize your current cloud workloads, my team and I are committed to helping you maximize your cloud investments, breaking down technical barriers to overcome, adopt new business processes and develop the skills of your team, and achieve sustainable innovation in the cloud. That’s why we invite you to see sessions of Realize success in the cloud– now available on demand.
At this digital event, attendees learned about the key components of a successful cloud adoption. They heard Microsoft executives, industry experts, and Azure customers discuss how to add value with migration and modernization. They also discovered best practices for driving adoption within organizations and enabling sustainable innovation over the long term.
Check out these session highlights, covering three key areas of the cloud journey:
1. Maximize your business value in the cloud
In the early stages of any new cloud project, it’s important that you define the strategy, understand the rationale, and identify the business outcomes. Perhaps you want to optimize your cost investments and reduce technical debt. Or maybe adoption allows your team to develop new technical skills and products. Whether you’re migrating, modernizing, or innovating in the cloud, you’ll want to build a business case that will set your organization up for success – and we’ll show you how to put it together.
With the help of Jeremy Winter, Azure VP of Program Management, you’ll explore the process through key technical and financial guidelines. In this session, you will learn templates, assessments, and tools to help you estimate your cloud costs, manage expenses, and maximize the overall value of Azure. You’ll also learn how the cloud experts at Insight, a Microsoft technology partner, are using Azure enablement resources to help their customers realize savings.
2. Customize your Azure journey
Your organization’s business, security, and industry needs are unique, which is why you need to develop a customized plan to help you successfully execute your vision and ensure your deployment and operational needs are met. That’s why it’s important to understand when to stick to your cloud provider’s best practices — and when to adapt your journey — with expert guidance.
In the session led by Uli Homann, Microsoft VP of Cloud and AI, you will learn how to set up scalable, modular cloud environments using Azure Landing Zones. As you prepare for post-deployment deployment, learn how to assess the cost-effectiveness, performance, reliability, and security of your workload performance using recommendations from the Azure Well-Architected Framework and Azure consultant. Uli also speaks to NHS Digital, the technology partner for the UK public health system, to discuss how they have built a responsive system architecture that is scalable and performing under unprecedented demand.
3. Accelerate success with Azure Skills Training
Whether you’re migrating to the cloud or building a cloud-native app, your team’s skills are key to successful business outcomes. Azure Skills Training encourages a growth mindset and helps your team develop expertise that impacts your entire organization, from individual career development to sustained, long-term innovation.
In a fireside chat between Sandeep Bhanot, Microsoft VP of Global Technical Learning, and Cushing Anderson, VP of IT Education and Certification at IDC, you’ll hear key research findings that highlight the business value of skills training in accelerating success . You will also explore how to use these findings to create a compelling business case for developing skills development programs in your organization.
Check out this event on request to:
- Get an overview the cloud enablement tools, programs and frameworks to help you achieve your goals on Azure.
- Check out these resources in action. Hear success stories from customers like KPMG who have leveraged Azure enablement resources to build, optimize, and deliver ongoing value in the cloud.
- hear insights by Microsoft product experts who will answer questions from the Azure community during the Q&A.
The live event may be over, but you still have the opportunity to learn and explore at your own pace and in your own time. Discover how to quickly access and use the right Azure enablement tools for your specific needs—and pave the way for continued success in the cloud.