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.


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?