Assessment for Migration to Azure VMware Solution (AVS): 6-Wk Assessment

Kyndryl Inc.

Rapid discovery and migration assessment leveraging Azure native tools to help determine the value of moving to VMware on Azure from the current environment.

As the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, Kyndryl is a global leader capable of delivering for organizations seeking innovation by leveraging public, private and hybrid cloud environments. We are proud to be recognized as a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP partner and we offer a wide range of services to drive your adoption and journey with Azure VMware Solution (AVS).

By redeploying and extending VMware workloads on Microsoft Azure, your organization is able to retain personnel skills and VMware investments, allowing you to avoid hiring additional personnel for their cloud skills or re-skilling current personnel.

Kyndryl's assessment methodology will help you discover and plan a roadmap to migrate up to 300 servers from your current environment to a Azure VMware solution. Additional workloads can be included with time and cost adjustments. If you don't already have a Microsoft cloud environment, Kyndryl will create and provide one for the assessment.

The timeline for discovery and assessment is 3 to 6 weeks depending on your environment's size and complexity.

  • Plan the discovery and assessment approach (1 workshop)
  • Gather information about infrastructure, applications, and databases (1 to 3 weeks)
  • Perform a TCO study to compare current with future state costs (1 week)
  • Review findings together and co-creation of next steps (1 workshop)
  • Optional: Deep dives on specific applications that may require extra effort to migrate (1 workshop)

Our methodology:

  • Phase 1 | Plan, Discovery And Assessment Approach
  • Phase 2 | Collect Infrastructure, Application And Databases Asset Information
  • Phase 3 | Perform TCO Study (Cost Comparison with Target)
  • Phase 4 | Review Findings and Next Steps

Overall Deliverables:

  • Mapping and collection of applications, data, and servers (High Level Affinity Mapping for in-scope servers only)
  • TCO analysis to run workload on Azure
  • Recommendations including migration to Azure next steps and MVP (minimum viable product)

Terms, conditions, duration, and pricing are custom to each engagement. Please contact us to discuss a solution to meet your business needs. Offer availability may be limited in some countries.

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