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Migrating Large-Scale Services to the Cloud

Authors: Passmore, Eric

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  • This book shares a personal story of moving MSN, a business with 450 million worldwide users into the Cloud
  • It provides a comprehensive checklist approach for large scale migration to cloud services that technology professionals can pick up and engage with right away
  • Contains a detailed deployment checklist for large scale software migrations
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About this book

This book reveals the technical challenges and successful implementation details of migrating MSN, Microsoft’s consumer content portal--a business with 450 million worldwide users--into the Cloud. Following a technique long used in aviation, medicine, and other fields, MSN’s Chief Technical Officer, Eric Passmore, describes the set of release, deployment, monitoring, and mitigation checklists used to build cloud services supporting hundreds of millions of users on Azure, Microsoft’s Public Cloud.

An undertaking of this scale--involving services supported by a large team of engineers--involves unique challenges and risks. This book demonstrates through personal experience how to cut through the theory and provides checklists as a surprisingly simple antidote to the competing methodologies.

This book works at two levels.

  • At a fundamental level, businesses need to be successful in the cloud if they want to seize new opportunities and transform their business to compete successfully. This book provides a framework for success by identifying the "hidden" work as part of moving to the cloud.
  • At a more practical, level there is an incredible hunger for simple to follow, "how-to" information on Cloud migration. This book is a reference guide to reduce risk and achieve success without requiring the busy reader to wade through theory.

It contains simple to follow, "how-to" information on cloud migration. It is a reference guide to achieving success, and any team can modify these tasks to fit the needs of their own organization.

Who This Book is For:
Technology professionals who deploy services in the cloud or are thinking of moving to the cloud. Professionals in the DevOps and Cloud services fields need these skills to succeed in their current jobs or advance their careers.


About the authors

Eric Passmore is CTO of Microsoft Online Media and Publishing (MSN) is the world’s largest internet portal reaching over 450 million worldwide users, with over 20 billion monthly page views, and adding 60 million new users last year.

Reviews

“This is an account of how Microsoft’s MSN content portal was migrated to Azure, the company’s public cloud service. … This book will be a valuable hands-on guide for all teams working on similar tasks of migrating large-scale services to the cloud. It will also be an interesting and useful reference for all students and teachers of matters relating to the cloud. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (R. Bharath, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1873-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1872-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migrating Large-Scale Services to the Cloud
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Eric Passmore
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1873-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1873-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1872-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 91
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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