Azure Migrate Solution: 4-Week Implementation


First Datacorp prepares you for tomorrow’s challenges today by supporting datacenter transformation with secure cloud migration services using Azure Migrate.

The benefits of moving to the cloud have been proven again and again. Besides improving scalability and security, migrating to the cloud is also about improving your financial resilience by shifting from a traditional upfront expenditure to a more flexible pay-as-you-go model. The question now is not just why make the move, but how do we get there.

First Datacorp offers Azure Migrate services to manage every aspect of the discovery, assessment, and migration process, and track and manage migration efforts for the following deployment scenarios:

  • Lift and Shift (Apps, Virtual Machines, Workloads). Also known as rehosting, this is a migration strategy that involves moving data and applications from an on-premises location to Azure-based virtual machines in the cloud. Lift-and-shift allows organizations to keep running their applications with minimal changes and disruption.
  • Data Migration. Migrate data and virtual machines for scalability and performance, as in the following instances:
    • Continue using instance level capabilities without changing application design with Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
    • Scale performance of data workloads by shifting apps to the cloud on Azure SQL Database.
    • Shift OSS VMs and apps to the cloud using Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL.
    • Shift MongoDB, Graph, Cassandra apps to the cloud using Azure Cosmos DB.

    Azure Migration steps include:

    • Assessment. Clearly defining goals and objectives for the migration.
    • Migration and Modernization. Selecting and applying a migration strategy aligned to the goals and objectives identified.
    • Optimization. Analyzing and optimizing cloud computing costs using Azure Cost Management or Azure Hybrid Benefit.
    • Secure and Manage. Placing security, data protection, and monitoring on the workloads before full deployment to production environment.


    • Streamlined infrastructure management with flexible pay-as-you-go subscription model.
    • Speed and agility to deploy, to test and maintain software and application faster.
    • Fully integrated development that ensures timely updates and uninterrupted business continuity
    • Disaster recovery by provides robust and reliable service in keeping business apps and workloads running during outages.
    • Reduced infrastructure cost as there will be no additional investment for storage facilities or maintenance, and less electricity consumption.