In our latest free resource, learn how your company can benefit by partnering with Microsoft Azure for your cloud needs.
The title of this whitepaper is Into the Blue: How to Succeed in Your Path to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, and in it you’ll find everything you need to know about making the migration.
Among the things discussed:
- Planning your trip to the cloud so you’re set up to succeed before your migration even begins.
- Making your trip to the cloud in an effective, efficient, and secure way.
- Technologies that play well with Azure so you can get the most out of your new workspace in the cloud.
This resource is a must-read if you’re thinking about migrating your business to Azure—or to any cloud service, really.
Here’s an excerpt from the section on the importance of developing a migration strategy:
Like a family vacation, migrating to the cloud takes extensive planning ahead of time. Schedules have to be made, resources need to be allocated, travel dates need to be nailed down.
For every migration to Microsoft Azure or elsewhere, the natural starting point is an assessment of your capabilities and needs—a deep dive into understanding what applications are currently running on your datacenter and the expected cost of moving to the cloud.
A key step in this assessment is whether the cloud could help you optimize your server usage. For example:
In on-premises environments, it’s not uncommon for companies to have overbuilt when it comes to CPU and memory. Since the capex investment has already been made, this excessive capacity is generally not a big deal.
In a public cloud like Azure, however, the model shifts to usage-based. So if a company is currently only using 20% of its allocated CPU and 40% of its memory, making a blanket migration to the cloud without optimizing for the capacity they actually use is a recipe for wasted resources.
Beyond optimization, another critical step in the beginning stage is plotting out a cloud adoption path of least disruption.
This entails identifying things like whether it makes sense to utilize an IaaS platform, meaning the company owns the operating system on up, or whether they would be better served by some of the many services already built into Azure.
Click here to get your own free copy of Into the Blue: How to Succeed in Your Path to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure.
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