Azure Database Migration Service

The Azure Database Migration Service is a fully managed service designed to enable seamless migrations from multiple database sources to Azure Data platforms with minimal downtime.

Capabilities like Azure Site Recovery and backup (Azure Backup) are seamlessly integrated that you can enable them for your environments with a few clicks.

Cloud Migration Model: How To Choose The Right Strategy


This allows companies to get closer to their customers, act at the speed of the market and focus their employees on innovation. Each migration requires a lot of effort and finding the right way to move your application to the cloud will be a success.

Depending on how different companies use the cloud to achieve their goals, we identified four main types of cloud migration. The most important part of cloud migration is ensuring that the company is moved where it needs to be migrated.

The four types of cloud migration are called “lift and shift”, “switch to software as a service”, “refactoring” and “replatforming”.

Lift and Shift: Get Out Of The Data Center

Lift and Shift offers the same software used in the data center, but is now available in the cloud. Cloud applications work exactly as before, so there is no learning curve. It’s the fastest way to transfer applications to the cloud with minimal disruption. This only requires the involvement of the infrastructure and security team, and everyone is free to continue without interruption.

Shift To SaaS: Save Time and Trouble

Migrating to SaaS means outsourcing one or more applications to a cloud services company that specializes in managing these applications. Companies do it for each application and move only the applications they need. Static applications can remain on site. The transition to SaaS allows employees to focus on key skills and make their business unique and competitive. In addition, outsourcing SaaS applications requires fewer professional tools licenses. However, when migrating applications in SaaS mode, choosing the right service is very important.



Application Refactoring: App Modernization

Refactoring enables organizations to replicate complete applications directly to the cloud platform. A lower risk lies in the ability to run existing applications in parallel while creating new applications, with the immediate benefit of agility and speed to market. This approach focuses on applications that take full advantage of cloud platforms.

Refactoring is not just about reducing costs. And you can follow your customers because you can change company very quickly. Refactoring allows you to react faster and prioritize updates. A department store we collaborated with took a few months to perform simple operations, such as changing fonts and background colors as hard-coded code. The refactoring moved them.

Refactoring moves a selected group of applications to the cloud. Choosing the right platform for your application is very important. Look for tools that can handle the speed of change and respond to everyone, not just certain needs. It is also important to refactor the application in the correct order.


Replatforming: Develop Applications in the Cloud

These companies want their key skills to be scalable, resilient, robust, resilient, redundant and available. It’s the hardest option to implement, requiring the most up-to-date planning and the highest upfront costs, but it’s the only option that can take advantage of all the power and flexibility of the cloud. Replatforming is about replacing the application at the code level and making it cloud native. This is a complete reinvention of the application and usually requires a complete rewrite. However, this is best if you are using container architecture or microservices.

When considering a platform change, consider how quickly your business can change. Then think about how quickly you have to change to stay in step with your customers and the market. By making your application truly native to the cloud, you can update your app and push those updates to the speed of the cloud. This increases the rate of change in all aspects of the business. Replatformed applications can also be designed to be more modular and easier to manage. Refactoring an application reduces development time by using the code module of the first refactored application to extend the functionality of the new application.

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We want to help alleviate your risks and help you get started on your journey with confidence.

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  • You want a consistent migration methodology
  • You need specific guidance around building a migration plan
  • You need robust migration tools

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Azure Migration Program offered the right mix of training, best practice guidance, tooling, and specialized partners to best meet our needs. Importantly, Microsoft was prepared to work hand in hand with us and showed deep commitment to our success.”