Cloud AssessmentDefine your Strategy

Decide on a migration or modernization approach.

Define your approach based on three considerations: migration triggers, business goals, and workload priorities.

Migrate if you have time-sensitive triggers. Modernize for targeted and business-critical workloads that will see continued investment.

Involve key stakeholders to create a cloud migration center of excellence.

Facilitate a smoother, faster migration that meets organizational goals by enlisting the broad support of a cross-functional team made up of IT, finance, and business owners.

Engage a cloud migration partner.

Augment your cloud skillset and reduce risk as you migrate. Work with a managed service provider that offers support through the entire migration process and beyond.

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Plan your migration

Discover and assess your apps, databases, and infrastructure.

Get insights into your dependencies using automated cloud migration tools. Inventory your infrastructure and assess your on-premises environments get right-sizing guidance, workload-level cost estimates, and performance metrics.

Calculate total cost of ownership (TCO) to make a business case for migration.

Evaluate the potential cost savings of migrating to Azure by calculating and comparing your TCO for Azure with that of a comparable on-premises deployment.

Build a holistic migration plan.

Account for workload priorities, timelines, milestones, resources, and funding. Then break up your overall plan into migration projects, each with a group of related workloads. Get buy-in from leadership and your new migration center of excellence.

Objectives of cloud assessment / why cloud assessment.

What specific value will my business get from cloud computing?

Which areas of my business will benefit most?

What new opportunities can I access through adoption of the cloud, and how will those translate to the bottom line?

How much will the cloud cost?

Is the cloud worth the investment?

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