Microsoft Azure

Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed and Microsoft partner hosted data centers. Small businesses can easily and inexpensively adopt this affordable Cloud service.  Any application, database or data can be hosted on Azure servers.  Therefore there is no need to purchase expensive servers and maintain them. As cloud adoption continues to gather momentum, optimizing and managing cloud infrastructure resources and applications has become critical to achieving expected results.  Migrating or setting up your on premise servers on Azure requires planning, careful consideration as well implementation.  CEO Computers is a Microsoft Cloud partner and has the insight and resources to bring the power of Azure and cloud to your business.  Let us assist you to utilize Azure to the fullest.  Call us for a free consultation at 818-501-2281

The four Phases of Migration:

Assess:
Take a systematic look at your environment to determine what you have, where it is, what it does, and whether it’s a good candidate for moving to the cloud or upgrading on-premises. If you move to the cloud, you can use tools like Azure Migrate and Microsoft Data Migration Assistant. The TCO Calculator can be a handy tool to estimate savings when moving your workloads to Azure. The output of the Assess phase is typically a list of the items you’ve discovered, ranked according to business impact and value, with a recommended plan for migration and a time frame for each item.

Migrate:
For cloud migration, you can use proven tools such as Azure Site Recovery to seamlessly rehost virtual machines and Azure Database Migration Service to move databases to Azure. Depending on your approach, you might also refactor apps with container services, rebuild, or re-architect. For your data, you can migrate to an Azure SQL Database Managed Instance or modernize with Azure CosmosDB. If you plan to upgrade on-premises, explore the latest version of Windows Server to help you get cloud- and DevOps ready, along with tools and guidance on migrating your applications and workloads to Azure.
Optimize After migration, you will want a smooth transition to the day-to-day realities of operating workloads in their new homes and—if moving workloads to Azure—managing subscriptions versus servers. Cost Management for Azure and Azure Advisor can help you better manage your cloud resources.

Secure and ManageSecure
In this phase, you want to ensure the new environment meets security and governance requirements. Using services such as Azure Security Center, you can strengthen security and ensure compliance across your hybrid environment. Track the health and performance of your cloud apps, infrastructure, and data with Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, and Application Insights. Easily collect data from sources and gain rich insights. To help manage on-premises servers, use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. You can also use Azure Update Management service, included with your Azure subscription, to gain visibility on update compliance across Azure, on-premises, and other clouds for both Windows and Linux.