AWS to Azure Migration

AWS to Azure Migration

AWS and Azure are the cloud service providers of choice for many enterprises. However after exploratory usage, there are numerous reasons an enterprise would want to migrate their workload to Azure. Be it licensing cost, stability, number of services Azure offer, or simply an enterprise being a Microsoft-shop where being on Azure public cloud feels more natural.

What Is The Reason For Migrating From Public Cloud To Cloud?

Transition projects from a public cloud to a public cloud are growing rapidly. Theoretically, this is inevitable because more and more organizations are running most of their applications in the public cloud.

Diversification of Cloud Service Providers – Business customers can benefit from using two (or more) public cloud service providers as procurement strategies or to prevent vendor blocking.
Staff Skills – Cloud skills may be lacking in the marketplace. The internal skills of the client or the skills of the partner determine the decisions and adjustments related to the cloud platform.

Why Move from One Cloud to Another?

Businesses move from AWS to Azure and vice versa for several reasons. In fact, some companies need a migration plan as part of their cloud deployment strategy, in case they need to migrate from the first cloud before starting the migration.

  1. Change the terms of the contract: In many cases, the first adoption of the cloud for a company will depend on the unique value proposition provided by the provider. However, if the Cloud Service Provider’s terms and conditions change over time, your company may be concerned about cloud locking.
  2. Portability of applications: Another example of the cloud lock capability is the use of heterogeneous platforms used by various cloud providers that can affect application portability.
  3. Contract Renewal: Organizations often re-evaluate hosting options during contract renewal periods to consider differentiating the functionality offered by competing service providers.
  4. Cost-effectiveness: Services offered by a service provider at a premium rate may be used at a competitive rate by another provider. For example, Azure Hybrid Benefit and Reserved instances can deliver cost savings of up to 80% and provide significant benefits to companies that have already invested in Microsoft licenses.
  5. Compliance Standards: Compliance standards for hosting data and applications on a cloud or on-premise service provider vary by industry.
  6. Data Integration: In a hybrid cloud architecture, enterprise data can reside in public / private clouds or on-premise deployments.


AWS to Azure Migration

Cloud migration is a hot topic because the public cloud is an integral part of any company’s cloud strategy. The transition from an on-premise cloud to a public cloud (Azure, AWS, or Google) has become a rundown path.

When you migrate AWS EC2 instances to Azure, the VMs are treated like physical, on-premises computers. In this tutorial, you learn how to:

  • Verify prerequisites
  • Prepare Azure resources
  • Prepare AWS EC2 instances for migration
  • Deploy a configuration server
  • Enable replication for VMs
  • Test the failover to make sure everything’s working
  • Run a onetime failover to Azure

Evaluating The Azure Migration Economy

Our assessment allows organizations to fully understand the price and performance of Azure cloud migration by evaluating application environments, maturity and strategy, and identifying applications that can:

  • Move to the cloud without modification
  • Optimized without major development
  • Benefits of refactoring within PaaS fabric
  • Beginning of the cloud modernization lifecycle

Organizational achievements:

Provide your company with a migration plan that supports the business case for a cloud transformation strategy.