Migration Services

On-prem Infrastructure to Azure Cloud

Modernizing applications and data presents several advantages, yet most businesses prioritize the following objectives: Emphasizing innovation over maintaining outdated infrastructure by utilizing cloud-native technologies. Creating adaptable applications with resilience, scalability, independent deployability, and rapid evolution through microservices architecture.

Cloud migrations for all workloads, including databases, typically follow a standardized six-step process. While specifics such as workload types, existing digital infrastructure complexity, and compliance needs may demand tailored planning and tools, these six steps generally remain consistent:

  • Defining Strategy: Establishing business rationale and expected outcomes.
  • Planning: Creating migration plans aligned with business objectives.
  • Readiness: Preparing the environment for cloud migration.
  • Adoption: Executing workload migration to the cloud.
  • Governance: Implementing best practices and performance benchmarks for governance.
  • Management: Employing methodologies for managing cloud and hybrid solutions.

Similarly, database modernization can be achieved using Azure managed databases like Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instances. This modernization allows leveraging Azure’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) features, including built-in security, patching, high availability, and autoscaling.

Additionally, containerizing .NET and Java applications enables their deployment in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) without requiring codebase alterations.

Benefits of this modernization include:

  • Significant savings in resource, maintenance, and real estate expenses, and the ability to optimize workloads for cost-efficient operations.
  • Paying only for utilized cloud resources, avoiding maintenance of infrequently used IT assets, and making instant resource adjustments based on demand fluctuations.
  • Leveraging existing IT investments by migrating selected workloads to the cloud while maintaining others on-premises, aligning with industry compliance requirements.
  • Leveraging the global presence of cloud platforms to enhance performance by running workloads closer to users or customers, minimizing latency.
  • Leveraging built-in security features and tools in public cloud services, automating security patching, and benefiting from tailored compliance solutions for regulated industries.
  • Accessing one-click backup and recovery features offered by cloud providers, ensuring improved business continuity, and storing backups in various geographic regions for data redundancy.
  • Utilizing centralized management tools provided by cloud services to oversee both on-premises data centers and cloud resources from a unified interface, simplifying management and monitoring.