Migrate On-premises Datacenter to Azure (3 days assessment)


  • To help customers get started with or extend their use of their on-premise datacenter to Microsoft Azure and help customers reduce their infrastructure cost and improve SLA's. *

This is a complex & challenging process that includes cost management, security, and ensuring minimal downtime. A well-executed migration can transform your IT infrastructure, improving scalability, flexibility, and overall efficiency.

Migrating an on-premises data center to Azure requires a comprehensive assessment process to ensure a smooth transition. This 3-day assessment plan outlines the key steps:

Day 1

  • Current Infrastructure Assessment: Analyze the existing on-premises data center's hardware, software, and network components.

  • Data Inventory: Identify and classify data and applications for migration, including critical dependencies.

  • Performance Evaluation: Assess the performance of on-premises systems to determine potential Azure resource requirements.

Day 2

  • Azure Resource Sizing: Determine the appropriate Azure VM sizes, storage configurations, and networking components needed for migration.

  • Cost Estimation: Calculate the estimated cost of running workloads in Azure, considering pricing models and potential cost-saving opportunities.

  • Security and Compliance: Evaluate security and compliance requirements, including identity and access management, data encryption, and regulatory compliance.

Day 3

  • Migration Strategy: Develop a migration strategy, including the choice of migration tools (Azure Migrate, Azure Site Recovery, etc.) and migration methods (lift-and-shift, rehosting, refactoring, etc.).

  • Risk Assessment: Identify potential risks and mitigation strategies for the Azure migration process.

  • Timeline and Roadmap: Create a migration timeline and roadmap, outlining key milestones and activities for a successful migration.

  • Documentation: Document all the Azure assessment findings and recommendations in a detailed report for reference.

This 3-day assessment lays the foundation for a well-planned and successful migration of the on-premises data center to Azure.