Does your organization need help to keep up with the ever-evolving technological landscape? What if there was a way to not only adapt but also thrive in this new era of cloud computing? Check out Microsoft’s Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP)—your golden ticket to an accelerated and seamless cloud migration journey!

By leveraging Microsoft Azure, the AMMP provides organizations with a comprehensive suite of resources, tools, and expert guidance to help them navigate through common migration and modernization scenarios.

And to ensure success, organizations must deeply understand their current infrastructure needs and an actionable plan to move forward. Thankfully, Softlanding, a Microsoft Solutions partner, understands your challenges and is here to ensure a successful transition to the cloud.

So, get ready to transform your business, reduce costs, and deliver exceptional customer experiences with the power of AMMP and Softlanding by your side. Stay tuned as we explore the ins and outs of this game-changing program!

Understanding the Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP)

The Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP) is a comprehensive initiative designed to help organizations accelerate their migration to the cloud with ease and efficiency.

Its purpose is to provide support through every step of the migration process, from infrastructure and database migration to virtual desktop infrastructure and app and data modernization. Each of these migration and modernization scenarios plays a crucial role in the process:

  1. Infrastructure and database migration: ensure a smooth transition of your existing infrastructure and databases to the cloud, providing tools and resources to help with planning, execution, and optimization.
  2. Virtual desktop infrastructure: focuses on deploying and managing cloud-based virtual desktops, offering guidance and resources to facilitate planning, deployment, and ongoing management.
  3. App and data modernization: enable you to adapt applications and data for the cloud environment, with resources to assess, refactor, rearchitect, or rebuild your applications accordingly.

AMMP also ensures a smooth transition to Azure by offering resources and expert guidance throughout the journey.

The Benefits of Using AMMP For Modernizing And Migrating Your Applications to Azure

Choosing AMMP for your migration journey comes with numerous benefits, such as:

  1. Access to best practices, resources, and guidance, including proven approaches, expert help, and cost-effective offers to simplify your cloud journey.
  2. Technical skill building for your team through training and certification programs, ensuring they are well-equipped to support the migration and modernization process.
  3. Azure engineering support to address any technical issues that may arise during the migration.
  4. Collaboration with specialized partners who possess expertise in specific areas of migration and modernization.
  5. Accelerated cloud journey via agile funds and resources, including funding for proof-of-concept projects and access to tools that facilitate migration and modernization.
  6. Unified success delivery with Azure engineering and Microsoft sellers, who can assist with licensing and pricing inquiries.

How to Get Started with AMMP

Taking the first steps toward migrating and modernizing your organization’s applications and infrastructure with the Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP) can be both exciting and intimidating.

To help you get started, follow these simple steps:

  1. Assess your readiness: Before diving into the program, evaluate your organization’s cloud readiness. Identify the applications, data, and infrastructure that can be migrated or modernized. It’s also essential to analyze your current skillsets and your team’s knowledge of Azure and cloud technologies.
  2. Visit the AMMP website: Go to the official Azure Migration and Modernization Program website to learn more about the program, its components, and the resources available to help you throughout your journey.
  3. Contact a Microsoft representative or partner: Reach out to a Microsoft representative or a Microsoft Solutions partner, like Softlanding, who specializes in Azure migration and modernization. They can provide guidance, support, and expertise tailored to your organization’s needs.
  4. Develop a migration and modernization plan: Collaborate with your team and your chosen Microsoft partner to create a comprehensive plan outlining your migration and modernization objectives, timelines, and required resources.
  5. Utilize Azure tools and resources: Take advantage of the tools and resources provided by the AMMP, such as Azure Migrate, Azure Site Recovery, and Azure Database Migration Service. These tools will help you assess, plan, and execute your migration and modernization efforts.
  6. Invest in skills development: Encourage your team to participate in training and certification programs related to Azure and cloud technologies. Building your team’s skills will ensure a smoother migration process and help you fully leverage the benefits of Azure.
  7. Monitor progress and adjust as needed: As you proceed with your migration and modernization efforts, continuously monitor your organization’s progress and make any necessary adjustments. Stay in close contact with your Microsoft partner to ensure you’re addressing any challenges that arise during the process.

By following these steps and collaborating with a trusted Microsoft partner like Softlanding, you’ll be well on your way to a successful cloud migration and modernization journey with the AMMP program.

Softlanding’s Azure Solutions Designations and Microsoft Specializations

As a trusted Microsoft Solutions partner, Softlanding has a wealth of experience and knowledge to help you make the most of your transition to Azure. With a keen understanding of the intricacies of cloud computing, our team is dedicated to providing personalized support and guidance to ensure a seamless migration process through the Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP).

Softlanding holds three prestigious Azure Solutions Designations and three Microsoft Specializations, which showcase their expertise in specific areas of Azure:

Azure Solutions Designations

  1. Data & AI (Azure): Softlanding’s team has demonstrated proficiency in data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) on Azure. They can help you build intelligent applications for data analysis, speech recognition, and more.
  2. Digital & App Innovation (Azure): They have proven expertise in creating modern applications on Azure so you can trust them to help you develop cloud-native applications that are scalable, resilient, and secure.
  3. Infrastructure (Azure): Softlanding excels in providing infrastructure solutions on Azure. They can design, deploy, and manage infrastructure solutions tailored to your needs.

Softlanding’s Microsoft Specializations

  1. Windows Server & SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure: Softlanding has demonstrated experience in migrating Windows Server and SQL Server workloads to Azure. Their team will ensure a smooth migration of your on-premises workloads to Azure with minimal downtime.
  2. Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop: Softlanding’s team is adept at deploying and managing virtual desktops on Azure. They can help you set up secure, scalable, and easily manageable virtual desktops in the cloud.
  3. Analytics on Azure: They have shown their expertise in building analytics solutions on Azure. Their team can create analytics solutions that process data from various sources, including IoT devices and social media, to provide valuable insights.

Overall, Softlanding’s aim is to help you navigate the complexities of cloud migration and modernization. You can trust that you are in expert hands by leveraging their Azure Solutions Designations and Microsoft Specializations.

Trust Softlanding for Your Azure Migration Journey

Keeping pace with the ever-evolving technology landscape can be challenging. Still, your organization can smoothly transition to the cloud with the Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP) and Softlanding’s expertise. Softlanding, a trusted Microsoft Solutions partner with multiple Azure Solutions Designations and Microsoft Specializations, offers personalized support and guidance throughout the migration. So, take advantage of the opportunity to transform your business, reduce costs, and enhance customer experiences. Check out our Azure services and move to Azure with the AMMP program today!

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Softlanding is a long-established IT services provider of transformation, professional services and managed IT services that helps organizations boost innovation and drive business value. We are a multi-award-winning Microsoft Gold Partner with 13 Gold Competencies and we use our experience and expertise to be a trusted advisor to our clients. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, we have staff and offices in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary to serve clients across Canada.

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