Migration and modernization to Azure gains the resiliency and innovation needed to accelerate organizations today. By moving to Azure, organizations pay less for best-in-class, highly resilient infrastructure at global scale. Azure helps to focus on modernizing application portfolio with highly productive, fully managed services, while provides organizations hybrid flexibility, and protect their most valuable assets with trusted cloud security every step of the way.
Migrating apps as-is to the cloud helps flip capital expense (CAPEX) to operational expense (OPEX) and quickly gain agility and scale. However, while this is often the starting point for the cloud journey, it’s rarely the end. The first step in deciding how the organization’s cloud journey will continue is to understand the key challenges and desired outcomes, as those can help shape the migration and modernization strategy.
Enabling remote work
With the global workforce working from home, cloud productivity tools such as Microsoft Teams and Azure Virtual Desktop are indispensable to collaboration and operations.
Cost optimization and Cash flow challenges, CAPEX to OPEX
The ability of cloud to flip CAPEX to OPEX continues to be a key cost optimization strategy for many organizations.
Application innovation and Rapidly scale web apps and infrastructure
The cloud enableds rapid experimentation at low cost, and put profitable services into production faster than ever.
Faster time to market
For companies highly scalable cloud infrastructure helps to meet the surge demand from online consumers.
Remote working enlarges the risk of data loss and cyberattacks but cloud providers can deliver in-depth, multi-layered security that protects data even outside of traditional network boundaries.
Budget and resource constraints
The flexible nature of the cloud enables organizations to scale up and down, while built-in resilience and redundancy ensures that systems are available to serve customers, manage data, and empower employees.
The next step is to plan the organization’s journey using a clear, yet flexible, framework. Cloud migration and modernization involves significant organizational change management spanning people, process, and technology. Taking a holistic approach helps to navigate the journey successfully, also ensures that the organization realizes new benefits— including cost optimization, productivity, agility, and scale.
The three aspects to begin a cloud journey: planning, implementation, and operations.
Planning for cloud migration and modernization
Define your strategy
Define and document your motivations, involve and align key stakeholders, and engage a cloud migration and modernization partner.
Plan for your move
Discover and assess your apps, databases, and infrastructure, make a business case for migration and modernization, and build a holistic plan.
Driving effective implementation of cloud strategy
Get ready for the move
Get your IT and app development teams up to speed on cloud technologies, migration tools, and operational processes with upfront training investments, then set up landing zones for your workloads, and review best practices for Azure readiness.
Migrate your workloads
Make cloud migration easier with centralized tools, then assess, migrate, optimize, and promote workloads iteratively, and prepare to expand your scope with cloud migration best practices.
Modernize your apps and data
Modernize iteratively at any stage, refactor apps and databases for speed and productivity, rearchitect apps and databases for cloud scalability and productivity, and rebuild with cloud-native technologies to accelerate developer velocity.
Governing, managing and securing your cloud environments
Govern and secure your workloads
Quickly detect and respond to threats across hybrid environments with intelligent threat protection from a solution like the Azure Security Center, and establish and maintain the right mix of standard and custom policies to govern your cloud subscriptions and resources compliantly.
Manage and cost-optimize your cloud environments
Become familiar with the tools, offers, and guidance from your cloud provider, and Manage your workloads across all environments with a solution like Azure Arc. Monitor workload performance with real-time insights and trends. Help ensure your workloads stay protected with cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions.
Each migration and modernization journey is unique and depends on your workload complexity and business priorities. Softline can help you to simplify your journey. Our certified architects have 10+ years real life experience in planning, deploying and optimizing Azure Infrastructure. We provide various managed services based on your requirements, and we follow vendor-approved methodologies like Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework. Our Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization confirms Softline's extensive expertise and success in migrating client solutions. Contact us and ask for an appointment with one of our cloud migration experts.
The Cloud migration and modernization with Microsoft Azure ebook can be download from here.
There is no going back to the work model that prevailed before the pandemic. Hybrid work is the new normal organizations need to be able to provide to their employees, as Microsoft’s work trend index summarized in March. Azure Virtual Desktop is one of the solutions Microsoft provide for organizations on this journey. Using Azure Virtual Desktop enables a secure, remote desktop experience from anywhere, helping companies build resilience as they adapt to working in new ways. To help seamlessly deploy Azure Virtual Desktop, it’s important to understand the prerequisites and the four steps required: Plan-Prepare- Deploy-Optimize.
Kompanije i dalje premeštaju najvažnije aplikacije i poslove u oblak, čime se povećava bezbednost, zajedno sa pouzdanošću i performansama. U isto vreme, rad na daljinu i hibridni rad u sve većoj meri postaju uobičajeni, jer 55% zaposlenih daje prednost daljinskim i hibridnim radnim okruženjima. Uslugom Azure Virtual Desktop obezbeđuje se jednostavno upravljanje virtuelnom desktop infrastrukturom koja je bezbedna i isplativa, a koja omogućava neometano iskustvo uporedivo sa radom na laptopu ili lokalnom desktop računaru. U ovom članku se sažeto prikazuju pogodnosti usluge Azure Virtual Desktop i primeri iz svakodnevnog života koji ilustruju kako su drugi koristili Azure Virtual Desktop kao pomoć u svom poslovanju.
Identitet, krajnje tačke, aplikacije, mreža, infrastruktura i podaci predstavljaju važne veze u celokupnom lancu Zero Trust bezbednosnog modela. Microsoft podržava Zero Trust bezbednost kroz više slojeva zaštite. Pogledajte šest Zero Trust bezbednosnih slojeva i kakvu zaštitu oni predstavljaju.
Zero Trust model podrazumeva potvrđenu pouzdanost – da biste nešto smatrali pouzdanim, morate to prvo da potvrdite. Zero Trust modelom se uspostavlja jaka provera identiteta, potvrđuje usaglašenost uređaja pre odobravanja pristupa i obezbeđuje pristup sa najmanjim pravima samo izričito ovlašćenim cresursima. U ovom članku ukratko prikazujemo osnovne elemente Zero Trust modela.