Migrate your Windows Server applications to Azure - increase efficiency and stay compliant with security regulations.

Softlanding’s Windows Server Setup and Migration POC offering is designed to set-up your existing Windows Server virtual machines into Azure. Reap the rewards of cloud technology, including the ability to scale up or down quickly, pay only for what you use, and save on compute power.

     AZURE WINDOWS SERVER FASTSTART | FIVE-DAY SERVICE SCOPE

DAY 1

Engagement Review and Planning Workshop

  • Azure Design and Planning Workshop
  • Creation of Azure Subscription
  • Creation and Configuration for an Azure Virtual Network and VPN Gateway

DAY 2

Network Infrastructure Deployment

  • Create a single VPN connection between Azure and on-premise equipment
  • Network Connectivity Test and Verification

DAY 3

Disaster Recovery and Server Replication

DAY 4-5

Server Migration (Lift-and-Shift)

  • Perform a Test Failover of a Single Server
  • Migrate a Server* (time dependent)
  • Azure Site Recovery Migration Workshop

* For organizations with an existing Azure tenant, the remaining time will be spent migrating servers within Five-day POC.

PREREQUISITES 

  • On-premise Firewall must meet Azure requirements documented here

EXCLUSIONS

  • Configuration of any resources outside of Azure

Why Organizations Should Run Azure Windows Server Workloads

Azure Windows Server workloads are more flexible. Spend less time running and managing infrastructure tasks, and gain more flexibility and efficiency in their existing systems.
 

Hybrid Cloud Capabilities. By integrating on-premises datacenters with Azure, and maximizing existing Windows Server investments, enterprises can innovate with new hybrid cloud capabilities such as Azure Backup, Azure Migrate, and Azure Site Recovery.

More Security. Enterprises can gain powerful hybrid cloud security and keep their workloads safe across their hybrid environment by using the Azure Security Center, which provides multiple layers of security in the cloud and on-premises.

Cost Savings. Enterprises can save money on their IT budgets – up to 82 percent – when using Windows Server and Azure by migrating to the cloud using the Azure Hybrid Benefit. By moving existing Windows Server licenses to Azure, enterprises can pay the base rate for a virtual machine rather than the full price. The rate applies to Windows Server Standard or Datacenter licenses with Software Assurance.