AZURE MIGRATION SERVICES
Azure is a powerful alternative to on-premise IT infrastructure — but migrating to the cloud can be quite daunting. Without proper planning in place, you risk security issues and significant downtime. At Exinent, we turn Azure migration from a complex proceess into an exciting part of your digital transformation journey.
Why Migrate to Azure
Physical servers and on-premise platforms need constant maintenance. They’re also much more expensive — and much less scalable — than cloud-based services.
Agile and cost-effective, Microsoft Azure is a powerful cloud-based alternative to on-premise IT. Because it runs on a global network of data centers, Azure is accessible all over the world. When you migrate to Azure, you can let go of old bulky servers and other office-based IT equipment. Instead, you can use virtual machines, remote storage and web-based applications.
You can use Azure in tandem with existing systems, or you can switch to a completely cloud-based architecture. Remote collaboration and work are much easier with Azure in place.
Advantages of Azure
Big name companies like GE, 3M and BMW use Azure. Here are some of Azure’s main advantages over traditional on-premise IT.
Costs: Azure costs much less than equivalent self-hosted solutions. When you switch to Azure, you’ll no longer have to budget as much for:
● Physical items like servers, routers and load balancers
● The payroll overhead of a large in-house IT department
● Subscription fees for stand-alone cloud-based services
Services: When you switch to Azure, you gain access to customizable off-site IT solutions. For example:
- Scalable on-demand storage
- Products like Visual Studio Application Insights and Visual Studio Team Services
- App-development and testing services
Scalability: If you need to scale on-premise, you have to buy another server or expand your physical IT infrastructure. With Azure, you can scale the amount of storage you use on demand, and you can add or remove services based on your business needs. This helps your business to adapt to the future needs with added flexibility.
Recovery: Decentralized systems come in handy when disaster strikes. If you run an Azure-based infrastructure, you can shift operations from one part of the Microsoft framework to another in the event of an unplanned outage. Seamless continuity means greater success.
Exinent’s Azure Migration Process
We follow industry best practices every time we migrate a client to the cloud. Well-planned Azure migrations feel seamless and don’t interrupt day-to-day operations.
Exinent’s industry-leading team makes Azure migration much easier. We’ll think out of the box to determine the best transition strategy for your company, from planning to implementation and beyond.
Exinent’s Azure Migration Services
If you’re ready to migrate to the cloud, choose Exinent’s Azure migration service. We’ll transfer your existing data, minimize downtime and provide solid training to help you operate in the cloud.
To find out more about customizable Azure transition packages, get in touch with us at 919-425-5959 today, and see how we can make a difference.
Our Azure Migration Progress
Step 1: Planning
We begin the Azure migration process with an analysis of your existing systems, and we make a list of the software and workloads you need to transition. Then, we use Azure autoscaling features to estimate how much storage space and how many virtual machines you might need.
Step 2: Evaluation
We review your existing infrastructure, your server capacity and your maintenance and resilience history. Then, we use the MAP toolkit and the Microsoft Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment to prepare your Azure migration.
Step 3: Devising
We figure out where your workload will “live” on Azure. At this stage, we estimate costs and identify any potential migration issues. We also estimate how long your Azure migration might take.
Step 4: Migration
During the migration phase, Exinent developers move your existing infrastructure to Azure. We use best practices to ensure the transition goes smoothly, and then we liaise with you to set up a post-migration maintenance plan.
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