What are the key steps in cloud implementation planning?
Even with a solid plan, driving an effective cloud implementation plan can seem like a daunting task, here are a few tips to consider when jumping into your migration.
Getting Ready to Move
You need to get your team comfortable with the cloud. For your technical teams, before you start your migration, get teams prepared by building cloud skills through training and education.
Also, outside of tech teams, your organization will most likely need to get other departments and resources some level of training on any new tools or processes they may be using.
Begin with Landing Zone Setup
If you’re going with Azure, Landing Zones help to avoid governance issues during and after migration with its set of guidelines, reference implementations, and code samples.
Landing zones serve as a guide in setting up the desired operating model in Azure, ensuring that roles, change management, governance, and operations are considered at the beginning of the journey.
Streamline Your Workload Migration
Assess, migrate, optimize, and promote systems iteratively. Doing so in each iteration helps to ensure that systems are ready to meet production demands.
Modernize your apps and data
Modernization can take place at any stage during the migration process and can be tailored to your specific needs and goals, and as a critical step of cloud migration, involves refactoring, rearchitecting, and rebuilding.
Refactoring or repackaging can be a more cost-effective and efficient approach than completely rewriting your applications from scratch.
Rearchitecting involves modifying and extending the functionality of the application for cloud scalability and flexibility. One way of doing this is breaking down large applications into manageable microservices, making it easier to develop and deploy services independently.
Rebuilding means recreating an application, a good option if your existing application has limited functionality or lifespan, or if you’re looking to implement major new features or functionalities.
Ready to Implement Azure Migration?
Are you making the most of the enhanced features of your current Azure Cloud implementation? Is your Azure version retiring?
As some Azure on-prem versions are either retiring or coming to the end of support, organizations are looking for a robust and rapid replacement.
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This assessment will also include details on possible cost savings and how to optimize to get the most out of all that the cloud offers, and if Azure is the best solution for your organization.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Artic will provide this assessment to give you all the data you need to understand your company’s path to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform.