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Cloud Adoption Framework

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance that’s designed to help you create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers need to successfully achieve short-term and long-term objectives.

The Cloud Adoption Framework brings together cloud adoption best practices from Microsoft employees, partners, and customers. It provides a set of tools, guidance, and narratives that help shape technology, business, and people strategies for driving desired business outcomes during your cloud adoption effort. Review the guidance for each methodology below, providing you with easy access to the right guidance at the right time.


methodology descripton
Strategy define business justification and expected outcomes of adoption.
Plan align actionable adoption plans to business outcomes.
Ready Prepare the cloud environment for the planned changes.
Migrate Migrate and modernize existing workloads.
Innovate Develop new cloud-native or hybrid solutions.
Govern Govern the environment and workloads.
Manage Operations management for cloud and hybrid solutions.
Organize Govern the environment and workloads.


RACI - Responsible, Accountable,Consulted,and Informed

Cloud Adoption Capability

Capability Description
Cloud Adoption Deliver technical solutions
Cloud Strategy Align technical change to business needs
Cloud Operations Support and operate adopted solutions
Cloud Center of Excellence Improve quality, speed, and resiliency of adoption
Cloud Governance Manage risk, drive consistency, governance, and compliance
Cloud Platform Operate and mature the platform
Cloud Automation Accelerate adoption and innovation

SME of Capability

Capability Expertise
Cloud Strategy Finance
Cloud Strategy Project Management
Cloud Governance IT Security
Cloud Governance IT Governance
Cloud Platform Network
Cloud Platform Identity
Cloud Platform Virtualization
Cloud Platform Disaster Recovery
Cloud Operations IT Operations
Cloud Operations Application Owner
Cloud Adoption Project Lead(s)
Cloud Adoption Architect(s)


graph LR S(Define Strategy) P(Plan) R(Ready) A(Adopt) subgraph Layer_1 S-->P P-->R R-->A end
graph BT G(Govern) M(Management) subgraph Layer_2 G M end