Adastra can help you plan and efficiently migrate your VMs to the Azure Cloud. As a Gold Microsoft Partner, you can tap into our vast expertise and rely on us to help you guide the way to creating a secure and cost-efficient cloud-based single shared repository of your data.
Why Migrate to Azure Cloud?
Embrace a self-service cloud platform with minimal manual intervention.
Reduce your monthly cost by taking advantage of Pay-as-you-go.
Landing zone creation, monitoring, and governance of the cloud landscape.
You don’t need to worry about resource availability and Disaster Recovery.
Use multilayered, built-in security controls and unique threat intelligence to help identify and protect against rapidly evolving threats.
Maximize ROI by using only the resources you need. Automatically scale up or scale down your infrastructure as needs evolve, often in real-time.
Infrastructure Modernization on Azure
First, we do a free cloud migration assessment for you to see timelines and costs of migration as well as monthly expenses. After successful completion of the free assessment where the workloads are discovered and dependencies are determined, you are given an option to choose the landing zone configuration (and related costs) that is most suitable for your organizations’ workloads before the actual migration.
Strategy alignment and roadmap
Identify what are your data strategy, cloud maturity and environment. Based on the findings, we not only design your VMs migration solution as per your requirements, but also create a roadmap for future migration activities to the entire organization.
Leverage our experienced team of seasoned professionals to create the landing zone, network configuration, AD and make sure all security mechanisms are in place. You can rely on Adastra’s expertise and benefit from frameworks, based on best practices and implemented in numerous other successful deliveries.
Handover and training
We make sure your team is fully capable of managing the implemented VMs and is comfortable working with it. Optionally, you can benefit from Adastra’s Managed Services.
Approach to VM Migration to Azure
- Assess your existing Servers/VMs, discover workloads with dependencies and determine wave groups.
- Prepare the migration plan, timeline, and cloud expenses.
- Choose a suitable landing zone option and cost, based on workloads volume, size and complexity.
- Plan the cloud migration in detail.
- Build the architecture, ensure high availability and Disaster Recovery
- Migrate your servers and storage
- Install default applications followed by custom business applications then migrate your Active Directory (users, groups, etc.).
- Validation of the server/VM workloads post migration
- Perform end-to end testing of the new Azure environment
What is Azure VM?
Azure Virtual Machines (VM) is one of several types of on-demand, scalable computing resources offered in Azure Cloud. Typically, you choose a VM when you need more control over the computing environment compared to the other on-premise options.
Azure virtual machines can be used in various ways. Some examples are:
- Development and test – Azure VMs offer a quick and easy way to create a computer with specific configurations required to code and test an application.
- Applications in the cloud – Because demand for your application can fluctuate, it might make economic sense to run it on a VM in Azure. You pay for extra VMs when you need them and shut them down when you don’t.
- Extended data center – Virtual machines in an Azure virtual network can easily be connected to your organization’s network.
The number of VMs that your application uses can scale up and out to whatever is required to meet your needs.
Virtual machines use virtual hard disks (VHDs) to store their operating system (OS) and data. VHDs are also used for the images you can choose from to install an OS.
Azure provides many marketplace images to use with various versions and types of Windows Server operating systems. Marketplace images are identified by an image publisher, offer, SKU, and version.
You can add a new HDD to your VM with a few clicks, you don’t need to worry about hardware headache.
- Avoid inconvenient UX due to slow/no internet connection.
- Take a full advantage of scalability, availability, and Disaster Recovery.
- No need to have a full team administrating and supporting the hardware and software in place.
- No need for expertise for tuning and deploying your database.
- No need to worry about lack of room in the data center.
- Benefit from Pay-as-you-go pricing model to optimize cloud costs.