Cloud Migration & Cost Estimation: 2-Wk Assessment

MAQ Software

Discover the most efficient cloud migration strategy for your organization, including a cost estimation that empowers you to take the first step in your cloud journey

MAQ Software has over a decade’s experience in cloud migrations. We will review your current system to develop an action plan that delivers a secure, high-performance Azure Data Infrastructure. Our service covers SQL Databases, Cubes, or SSIS. We provide detailed Azure sizing, cost analysis, and “go” and “no-go” platform recommendations for your existing data architecture.

Target Audience:

  • IT Business Heads
  • Project Managers
  • Technical Solution Architects


Week 1

Requirement gathering

  • Understand business and technical requirements
  • Review existing architecture, including servers, infrastructure inventory (Dev, Test, Prod), and service inventory (SQL, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)
  • Identify basic workload utilization metrics
  • Review data size, data latency, and reporting latency

Week 2

Architecture design and cost analysis

  • Design architecture of future cloud landscape – map existing and future technologies
  • Analyze cost consumption of existing workloads
  • Estimate cost of migrating partial or full data workloads to Azure Cloud


  • Assessment report of existing data workloads
  • Alternate migration strategies with high-level execution roadmap
  • High-level architecture and associated costs based on data size and other workloads


  • Clear roadmap for data migration to Azure Cloud
  • Budget and timeline planning for data migration

Service Scope:

  • VM
    • Up to 5 VMs or services (Total vCPU 40, Total RAM: 160 GB)
  • SQL
    • Up to 3 databases
  • Data Warehouse
    • Up to 3 data warehouses/marts
  • Pipeline
    • Up to 5 pipelines (SSIS)
  • Reporting
    • Up to 10 reports (assuming reports are sourced from above data assets)
  • PoCs (if deemed necessary)