Free Azure Migration: 10-Day Implementation (UK)

The Henson Group

This is a free Azure migration by and Azure Expert MSP. This service provides IT admins the help they need to migrate to Azure at no cost.

Henson Group's "Jumpstart" program offers free lift-and-shift migrations from on-premise, AWS, Oracle, CoLo, or GCP to Azure. There is no limit on the size of the environment and engineers can start within 5 business days.

Prepare Azure Resources To prepare your 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 the mirrored components on Azure.

Prepare Resources We then deploy an instance for running the process server component. The process server needs access to the VMs running your servers and applications so it’s recommended that the process server be 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” VMs in Azure We then begin discovering your assets. We create a protection group and use the “add physical machine” workflow to identify all instances. We may use private IP addresses of the 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 to Azure! 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 old instances and disable protection on ASR since these resources are no longer needed.