Azure Innovate 6-Week Implementation


Azure Innovate from Servent helps with your App Modernisation strategy, planning and defining each step in your cloud migration pathway. It also provides you with end to end support of applications.

The Journey to a Modern Enterprise is our proven approach to moving customers to Azure. Azure Innovate is an offering which is part of this approach, built from many years’ experience of moving customers to the cloud. We recognise that migrating workloads to the cloud is not always easy. It may be disruptive. It can be tough. It can be tricky. We sought to divide the process into manageable segments that could be tailored to your individual needs.


  • Cost savings
  • Scalability
  • Agility
  • Improved productivity
  • Greater resiliency and recovery abilities
  • Potential to fully utilise the power of Microsoft Azure

Assessment and planning

Undertake assessment of application estate, through use of tool/s most appropriate for your assessment, providing output of:

  • Application Portfolio details
  • Application deployment needs and dependencies, incl. key applications and groupings.
  • Security & Compliance Assessment
  • Data Assessment

Portfolio rationalisation

We allocate applications from your portfolio into each category.

  • Rehost (Lift and Shift) - A rehost effort moves a current state asset to the Azure cloud, with minimal change to the overall architecture.
  • Refactor (Cloud optimise) - Platform as a service (PaaS) options can reduce the operational costs that are associated with many applications. It's often a good idea to slightly refactor an application to fit a PaaS-based model.
  • Rearchitect (re-platform) - Apps that are cloud-compatible, but not cloud-native, can create cost and operational efficiencies by slightly rearchitecting the solution into a cloud native application. Other legacy apps might need to be rearchitected completely before eventually been deployed to the cloud.
  • Rebuild - In some scenarios, the changes required to carry an application forward can be too large to justify further investment. In this case, a new code base is created to align with a cloud-native approach.
  • Replace - Software as a Service (SaaS) applications may provide all the required functionality for the hosted application. In these scenarios, a workload can be scheduled for future replacement, effectively removing it from the transformation effort.

Application migrations

Migration of the optimised application workloads into Azure. Servent can assist in all aspects of the migration pathway.

Training and knowledge

The benefits of consuming cloud services will only be realised if the those supporting the platform are sufficiently skilled. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you have the right blend of knowledge and skills to support your modern application portfolio.