February 03, 2023 10:30 AM

How to optimize the cloud migration process With Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is the cloud platform of choice for businesses of all shapes and sizes around the globe because it is highly suitable for large enterprise IT environments with stringent compliance and data protection requirements.

While the migration and modernization plan for each organization will be unique to its needs and preferences.

Basic steps that need to be followed for a seamless & hassle-free cloud migration process:

Identify and involve stakeholders - Reach out to key people throughout your organization, including both IT and business stakeholders.

Create a strategic plan - Establish objectives and priorities for cloud migration and modernisation.

Calculate total cost of ownership - Create a personalized business case for migration to plan for costs and estimate your potential savings.

Discover and assess on-premises applications - Create an inventory of all your on-premises servers and assess any virtual machine and app dependencies.

Get support for your implementation - For a smooth migration process, work with Microsoft certified partners who are migration and modernisation experts.

Build your team's skills - A solid training foundation is important for ensuring that everyone in the organization experiences the full benefits of cloud adoption.

Know your cloud adoption options - Consider the pros and cons of the four key migration strategies: Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect and Rebuild.

Pilot with a few workloads - Test the efficiency of your cloud journey by assessing and migrating low complexity workloads as a pilot.

Migrate and modernize your remaining workloads to Azure - Use learnings and tools from the pilot to complete your workload migration.

Decommission existing on-premises infrastructure - Determine the decommissioning process for your on-premises systems to reduce your IT overhead and time spent managing outdated infrastructure.

Optimize, secure and manage your migrated workloads - After migration, continue to optimize your cloud usage and savings.

As an ISO 27001:2013 certified company, and a Microsoft Gold Partner, Web Synergies is your ideal guide to help you with the cloud migration process and beyond. Get in touch with our team of experts today to begin your cloud migration journey.

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