As organizations increasingly move business critical systems to the cloud in order to realize efficiency and performance gains, those same business systems are becoming increasingly complex. In order to help manage this complexity and help organizations ensure their systems successfully meet business and user requirements, Microsoft introduced the Well-Architected Azure Framework, a set of principles and best-in-class guidance that improves workflows, reduces costs, and drives quality.
Without the Well-Architectured Azure Framework, businesses’ day-to-day operations can become disorganized, inefficient, and costly.
This framework is based on five core pillars of excellence:
- Operational excellence
- Cost optimization
What is Operational Excellence?
By Microsoft’s definition: Operational excellence ensures an application is running as expected. But while Operational Excellence may sound self-explanatory, there is so much more to simply operating well, as the name suggests.
Operational Excellence says that if a new update or iteration causes errors, the update must be automatically rolled back to its previous state to ensure operations continue to perform. Deployments, bug fixes, updates and more should all happen quickly and routinely, without interruption.
These are keys to the success of any organization’s cloud-based technology platforms.
Operational Excellence in Practice
Operational Excellence is based on the concept of considering and improving how software is developed, operated, and maintained, in order to ultimately achieve a higher competency in operations.
Operational Excellence depends on a series of considerations that can help achieve excellent operational principles.
The key principles for operational excellence include:
– Code deployments using Azure DevOps
– Infrastructure provisioning using ARM templates and PowerShell
– Infrastructure and application monitoring
– SRE (Service Reliability Engineering) process integration
Presenting a webinar on Operational Excellence – Jul 28, 2021
VIAcode is presenting a webinar to introduce the 5 pillars of the Microsoft Well-Architected Azure Framework and to take a deep dive into the Operational Excellence pillar.
This exclusive VIAcode webinar will be led by Victor Mushkatin, VIAcode CEO and former Group Program Manager for the Microsoft Azure Product Team.
This webinar is a great resource for IT professionals, CIOs using or considering using Azure Cloud Services in their daily operations, and any remote teams that need to ensure efficient, fast operations on cloud-based platforms.
Follow VIAcode for more webinars and information on upcoming resources for corporate life and click here to register for July 28th!