Azure cloud adoption framework

Azure Cloud Adoption Framework

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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework

By using the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure best practices, organizations can better align their business and technical strategies to ensure success.

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Cloud Adoption Framework Lifecycle

Each methodology above is part of a broad cloud adoption lifecycle. The Cloud Adoption Framework is a full lifecycle framework that supports customers throughout each phase of adoption. The framework uses methodologies as approaches to overcoming common blockers.

Intended audience



This guidance affects the business, technology, and culture of enterprises. The affected roles include:

  • Line-of-business leaders
  • Business decision makers
  • IT decision makers
  • Finance
  • Enterprise administrators
  • IT operations
  • IT security and compliance
  • IT governance
  • Workload development owners
  • Workload operations owners
  • Business subject matter experts
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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Process

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is guidance that's designed to help you create and implement business and technology strategies for the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools. Cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers use this information to achieve their cloud adoption goals.