Reasons Why Businesses Migrate To The Azure Cloud

Reasons organizations that migrate to CloudCloud are not only expensive and risky, but also a great reward. Here are some of the common drivers for migrating applications and workloads to the cloud:

Cost Savings

The cloud reduces the need for hardware support and internal IT management.

Faster Time To Market

The cloud platform makes the development and deployment cycles easier and more automated, allowing new features to get to market faster.

Scalability and Utilization

On-site systems were typically designed for peak loads and in most cases used less than 20% capacity. In the cloud, you can use the hardware resources you really need in each period.

Reduce Initial Costs For New Projects

Since the cloud price is based on a pay-as-you-go model, you do not need to invest in hardware and license costs initially.

Application Modernization

The cloud facilitates the modernization of development processes and business processes, increases agility and efficiency, and delivers greater value to customers.

Migration Model

  • Migration model used by the application
  • Assessment of the current state and plan of the future state
  • How to realize the movement
  • Storage configuration options
  • Security and availability solutions
  • Migrate and maintain the Azure deployment

How It Works?

Migrating your datacenter to an IaaS platform like Azure is a big step for small businesses. There are many benefits to moving to the cloud – like increased productivity, better agility and decreased costs – but getting there is a daunting process.

Migrating Web Application from On-premises to Azure

  • Create an Azure Infrastructure foundation for the virtual machine.
  • Create a Virtual Machine in Azure and configure with IIS for your application.
    Copy the Website to the Azure Virtual machine.
  • Open Ports and configure Azure for the new service.
  • Change Configuration information on website.

Breaking Down Azure Migration Phases

Microsoft recommends a four-step migration process for migrating to Azure:

  • Discover: Catalog your software and workloads
  • Assess: Categorize applications and workloads
  • Target: Identify the destination(s) for each of your workloads
  • Migrate: Make the actual move

The services mentioned above are the core tenants that provide a foundation for your applications, virtual machines and hybrid connectivity in Azure. Having this well thought out, provides a great architecture for all of your cloud services.

 

How we can help

We help organizations  plan, design, build, and integrate the cloud. You can plan the migration process based on the actual use of resources and consumption. Taking a holistic approach creates an agile, scalable and cost-effective infrastructure that improves business results.

Migrate on premises to cloud , the hardest part is deciding where to start. If you are already considering a migration, this procedure is relatively simple. However, if you do not have a uniform set of measures to evaluate your application and your infrastructure is distributed across multiple data centers or teams, identify the best set of applications for the first wave of migration.

The process of migrating existing applications to Azure is complex and often involves stakeholders from all parts of the organization. Therefore, to recognize that cloud migration is not just an IT project, it affects many different groups and often requires close collaboration between finance, compliance, products, systems and other teams. It is important to spend time on it.

If you are preparing to migrate, first understand the standard Azure migration process.

Migration Preparation and Business Planning

The first step of the migration project is to bring together key stakeholders to discuss and finalize the goals of the cloud migration.

Experts advise charting a plan (or, rather, setting a go-to-cloud target) around three distinct options: (1) “lift and shift”; (2) application evolution; and (3) application rearchitecting.

CHOOSE A MIGRATION STRATEGY

lift and shif
“Lift and Shift” is a cloud migration strategy that allows you to replicate an on-premise environment in a public cloud as closely as possible. Examples include designing the same network environment. Download virtual machine images from each server. Enables connection to different virtual machines in the same way as the physical environment.

Application Evolution
You may not need to completely rethink your application to comply with Azure. If you are lucky, an application requires only a linear upgrade of many items (from Microsoft SQL to Azure SQL, Office 365 Identity Management to Azure Active Directory, etc.). Find areas that require minor configuration changes to save time and energy (at the same time, free up your budget …).

Application Rearchitecting.
Designing apps as “Cloud First” is no longer a challenge. If your application needs to be re-created with the corresponding features, such as Azure, Azure Container Service, and Azure App Services (create, deploy, and scale Web, mobile, and enterprise-class APIs for any platform quickly). Method)) Simplify the design of the integrated cloud application architecture.