Azure Migrate Service – 10 Days Assessment

iSmile Technologies Azure Migration Services can conduct a smooth transition of your business-critical applications, websites and IaaS services to Azure and continuously optimize the power of Azure. 

Assessment :

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Migrating from on-premise servers/VMs to Azure can give you a digital edge in today’s competitive marketplace and provide benefits such as pay-as-you-go, improved availability, better scalability, enhanced security, disaster recovery and others. 

Start with our assessment to determine migration timeline, cost and monthly spend. Once you are satisfied with the recommended approach, migration is just another click. Our automated self-service platform allows customers to migrate with minimal manual effort and complete processes 70-80% faster than other methods. 

Upon successful completion of the assessment, which identifies workloads and determines dependencies, you will have the opportunity to select the most appropriate Landing Zone configuration (and associated costs) for your organization’s workloads prior to the migration itself. 

Agenda:

1. Current application environment review: Including infrastructure, databases, security, availability, compliance, privacy, SLAs/SLOs, monitoring, and technology stack.
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Data sources and databases review: Including technology, size, data velocity, and data retention strategy to help determine database platform strategy and planning horizon. 
3. Current opportunities for tech stack modernization: Includes an assessment of current application(s) software and data structure and considerations for migration to Azure cloud to adopt Azure cloud PaaS services (such as Functions, AKS, SQL Database) decomposing application components into independent services. 
4. Data migration requirements: Including data and service uptime, required data conversions to utilize new data technologies performance and cost targets, and operations process constraints for migrations. 
5. Cutover strategy constraints: Pre-migration POCs, acceptable downtime, migration cost. 
6. Disaster recovery strategy: Includes identifying known shortcomings around data such as backup frequency, backup volume, data recovery times, storage costs, data security, privacy, and current infrastructure and application recovery times (such as Site Recovery or Backup). 
7. Infrastructure automation strategy: Includes an assessment of shortcomings, operations process restraints, and identification of automation opportunities with moving to the cloud (such as DevOps, Pipelines, or Repos). 
8. Compliance and data privacy constraints: Assesses the impact of security, RBAC systems access, authorization, and data privacy isolation (such as Security Center or Sentinel). 
9. CI/CD best practices: Includes creating a scope of responsibility in CI/CD code pipelines, assigning the correct ownership to service teams and shared services such that updates of each service are independent of each other. 
10. Operational visibility: Monitoring, logging, and alerting tool options and recommendations to increase operational visibility (Portal, Monitor or Advisor). 
11. Minimizing cloud costs best practices: Designing Azure cloud-native solutions and recommended tools for cost-efficiency at variable scale, data policies, and compliance, PII considerations including masking/encryption, monitoring tooling. 
12. Platform/technology selection: Assesses the best choice between or a mix of Azure cloud services, open-source, SaaS and other. 

Deliverables:

1. Successfully migrated Infrastructure on Azure 
2. Scripts, credentials, etc. necessary for maintenance 
3. The new enhanced architecture of the application

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