We love checklists, and this guide checks all the boxes for a cloud migration. Designed for IT managers and service providers (CSP, MSP, and SIs), the guide gives you a high-level look at best practices for migrating workloads from your physical servers or virtualization platforms to Azure Stack Hub, the IaaS offering that is an extension of Azure. With Azure Stack Hub, you can run apps in an on-premises environment and deliver Azure services in your datacenter.
Written by the Azure Stack Hub product teams, this guide outlines the tested Azure patterns and practices that apply to Azure Stack Hub. The checklists are organized around the Microsoft Solution Framework, a set of principles, models, disciplines, concepts, and guidelines for delivering services.
You’ll see the list of tasks associated with each phase of the migration journey:
Envision, discovery, and assessment—the planning phase of your cloud-first strategy.
Implementation—the start the migration journey.
Operationalization and modernization—the time to fine-tune.
Decommission—the time to retire apps.
This guide will help you craft a strong plan for a successful migration that covers the end cloud environment, training, and—most importantly—the readiness of your workloads and applications.