Discover which of your application workloads should migrate to Azure and the best migration method for each
Application Rationalization is an essential planning activity when considering larger volumes of applications and servers to migrate to Azure. Most data centers have 15-20% of their applications sitting unused or have no business sponsor. When considering a move to Azure, understanding applications that need to be retired can significantly improve your migration payload.
Application Rationalization is also used to determine the disposition of workloads during the migration to Azure. While most workloads will re-host VMs through a Lift and Shift Migration, articulating alternate migration strategies that take advantage of Azure-native functionality can lead to better Azure application architectures.
This is one of the components of our Cloud Migration Module to expedite migrating workloads to Microsoft Azure. We build a solution unique to your needs by combining components together to provide the exact services needed.
The first goal is to determine which application workloads are to be migrated. In most customer data centers, 15-20% of applications are unused or will not need to migrate, so determining these up-front will reduce the time, effort and cost in Azure migration. Softchoice can help identify the priorities in your business for Azure migration. This reduces waste in Azure as well as delivering the correct business value from the cloud.
We then examine the remaining workloads to determine the Azure migration strategy for each. The migration method or end state for each workload are defined in the industry standard 5R’s migration framework. We provide migration options for each of these dispositions. This accelerates future Azure migration activities with a well-formed Migration Backlog.