Key Points in Azure Migration Assessments


If your organization is planning out a Digital transformation and keen on a cloud journey or thinking of moving towards the cloud. Cloud Migration assessment is the best option you have there is a lot of Microsoft partners offering Cloud migration Assessment but, IS IT JUST ABOUT RIGHT to SIZING YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE, OR ARE YOU GETTING EVERYTHING OUT OF AZURE MIGRATE. ask out before you proceed with your assessment.

Below is the quick checklist that you should plan out during your Cloud Migration Assessment

Project Management PlanY
Risk RegisterY
Issue RegisterY
Executive Summary ( PPT ) ( Quick overview for C-level audience) Y
Total Cost of OwnershipY
Migration Statement Of Work Y
Application ProfilingY
Compute and Storage Performance AssessmentY
Azure Readiness ReportY
Dependency Mapping and Workload groupingN
Application Migration StrategyY
High Availability StrategyY
BCDR StrategyN
Landing Zone Strategy – Subscriptions and RegionsY
Monitoring StrategyY
Azure PoliciesY
Cost ManagementN
OnPremise / Hybrid backup ( VPN, Express Route, VWAN etc )Y
Throughput and Network AnalysisN
High Availability StrategyY
Landing Zone Strategy – Network ArchitectureY
IP Address SchemeY
Network Security – Firewall/ NVA / NSGY
Custom Route StrategyN
SQL DB Performance AssessmentY
SQL DB Migration StrategyY
High Availability StrategyY
Database Modernization Strategy (SQL MI or Azure SQL)N
Oracle DB Performance AssessmentY
Oracle DB Migration StrategyY
High Availability StrategyY
Database Modernization StrategyN
OS version wise recommendationY
Licensing and KMSY
Patching StrategyY
File Share and Printer migration strategyN
NTP and Time ZoneY
Active Directory StrategyY
Azure Active Directory – ADConnect, MFA, CA, PIMN
OS version wise recommendationY
Patching StrategyY
File Share migrationN
NTP and Time ZoneY
OS BackupY
DB BackupY
File Share BackupN
File Level backupN
OnPremise / Hybrid backupN
Backup Audit and ReportingN
Load BalancerY
DDoS Protection ServiceN
Hardening and Vulnerability AssessmentN
Penetatration TestingN
SIEM and SOAR SolutionN
Activity LoggingN
Privileged Identity ManagementN
Deception Technology / Honeypot N
Email SecurityN
FIM (File Integrity Monitor)N
HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevent System)N
NIPS (Network Intrusion Prevent System)N
APT (Advanced Persistent Threat)N
DLP (Data Leak Prevention)N
Web Application Security (AppScan)N
HSM & VM EncryptionN
Application ControlN
Web/Content FilteringN

This is a quick checklist and all the components have a cost impact around licensing or infrastructure. Ask out before you start your journey.

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