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Free AWS/GCP to Azure: 10-Day Implementation
This is a free Azure migration is provided by Azure Expert MSP, Henson Group. This service provides IT decision makers and admins the help they need to migrate to Azure at no cost.
This program offers free AWS or GCP migrations to Microsoft Azure using Microsoft's Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF). There is no limit on the size of the environment, and engineers can start within five business days.
Prepare Azure Resources To prepare your AWS/GCP servers and applications for migration to Azure, we first set up infrastructure components. This includes a Site Recovery vault, as this will be the starting point for the ASR migration. We then establish replication of the mirrored AWS/GCP components on Azure.
Prepare AWS/GCP Resources We then deploy an EC2 (AWS) or Compute (GCP) instance for running the process server component. The process server needs access to the VMs running your servers and applications on AWS/GCP, so it's recommended that the process server is in the same subnet as the VMs/Apps we are migrating. We then set up the required security group that allows inbound connections on TCP and UDP ports 135-139, 445, and 1024-65535. Finally, we make all the required registrations of the process server with the configurations server.
Discover and "protect" AWS/GCP VMs in Azure We then begin discovering your assets in AWS/GCP. We create a protection group and use the "add physical machine" workflow to identify all the EC2 and Compute instances. We may use private IP addresses of the EC2/Compute instances to discover them. After discovery, all the VMs/Apps identified begin to replicate to Azure. This can be the long part of the engagement, depending on the size of the virtual machines, the network capacity, and the process server. Once this initial replication is successful, we are ready for migration.
Migrate from AWS/GCP! At this point, we perform a failover action and migrate your servers and applications to Azure. We then test and verify performance. Lastly, we assist with clean up, such as deleting your EC2 and Compute instances and disable protection on ASR since these resources are no longer needed.