Azure Migration Services

Unlocking the full potential of Azure requires more than just a simple migration. It demands a comprehensive approach to moving into Azure that includes assessing readiness, strategic planning, non-disruptive execution, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance. At VIAcode, we understand this holistic journey and are committed to guiding organizations through every step of their Azure migration with expertise and precision.

As a Microsoft Managed Partner and because of our Azure Advanced Specializations, VIAcode has access to special Microsoft funding programs that can fully cover the cost of your Azure migration planning and execution.

Migration Assessment

VIAcode will assess the IT infrastructure and applications, create an inventory of resources, analyze capacity needs and consider networking and security requirements in order to build a roadmap for migration.

Migration Strategy

Based on the assessment, VIAcode will prepare a comprehensive report that details cloud resources, cost estimates and an actionable plan for streamlined migration that will minimize downtime and ensure positive user experience.

Migration Execution

VIAcode engineers will design and implement an Azure environment using best practices for optimal cloud performance and cost-effectiveness ensuring comprehensive and simplistic cloud management.

Monitoring and Maintenance

VIAcode provides expertise, technology and process to ensure long-term success post-migration. We’ll monitor, manage and optimize to keep your environment available and secure.

Before embarking on any migration journey, it’s crucial to understand the current state of your infrastructure, applications, and business goals. Our team of experts conducts a thorough assessment to evaluate your existing environment, identify dependencies, and determine readiness for Azure migration. This assessment serves as the foundation upon which we build a migration strategy tailored to your organization’s unique needs and objectives.

VIAcode’s Azure Migration Assessment includes:

  • Identifying assets that can be moved to the cloud while considering cost and security implications as well as technical compatibility
  • Creating an inventory associated with on-premise physical and virtual configurations
  • Collecting performance metrics for all target infrastructure
  • Gathering networking configuration, topology and bandwidth requirements
  • Confirming Active Directory topology

Equipped with insights from the assessment, we collaborate with you to develop a strategic migration plan. This plan outlines clear objectives, timelines, and resource requirements, ensuring a smooth and efficient transition to Azure. Whether you’re migrating a single workload or an entire data center, our team crafts a roadmap that minimizes disruption to your operations while maximizing the benefits of Azure.

VIAcode’s Azure Migration Strategy covers:

  • Azure Resource Manager (ARM) model to support effective security, policy/compliance enablement and cost attribution.
  • Rightsizing of the cloud infrastructure based on collected performance and configuration data to support predicted workload.
  • Cloud migration model to support maintenance window schedule and concurrent cloud/on-premise availability
  • Networking topology, such as VNets, firewalls, ExpressRoutes, inbound/outbound availability
  • Plan for Active Directory migration to/integration with Azure Active Directory
  • On-premise to cloud license transition for IaaS workloads

With the strategy in place, our experienced Azure engineers and project managers oversee the execution of the migration plan. We can handle every aspect of the migration process, from provisioning resources and data migration to application re-architecture and testing. Our goal is to minimize downtime, mitigate risks, and ensure a seamless transition to Azure, allowing you to focus on driving business value without interruption.

VIAcode’s Azure Migration includes:

  • Key Azure elements, such as tenants, subscriptions, resource groups and resources
  • Configuration and synchronization of the Azure Active Directory with on-premise Active Directory
  • Networking configuration, such as public/private address spaces, VNet/peering, Network Security Groups (NSG), ExpressRoutes, site to site VPNs, firewalls, etc.
  • Virtual Machine (VM)/Database migration to the new infrastructure using Azure-native tools such as Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup and SQL Service Migration Assistant

For our customers, a migration does not end once workloads are moved. Success in Azure requires continuous monitoring and optimization to maintain peak performance and security. That’s why we offer Azure Assist for ongoing monitoring and maintenance services to proactively identify and address any issues that may arise post-migration. Our team monitors key performance metrics, manages security controls, and implements best practices to keep your Azure environment running smoothly and securely for the long term.

At VIAcode, we’re more than just a managed service provider – we’re your trusted partner in realizing the full potential of Azure. With our comprehensive approach and dedication to your success, we empower you to confidently embrace the cloud and drive innovation with Azure.