Sep 07 2023 03:41 AM
Sep 07 2023 03:41 AM
We are exploring options for a client to migrate them to a cloud infrastructure. I would like some advice on how best to approach this.
Reasons for migrating
They want to reduce the amount of equipment they have in the office by no longer having workstations or servers and just using laptops this is because their lease for the office will expire next year and want to avoid setting up all workstations and servers at a new premises.
I have outlined their current setup below.
Server 1 - Virtual Server (On-Premise)
Server 2 - Virtual Server (On-Premise)
-Application (Recruitment software - SQL Server Database)
Currently users have a 10 user workstation setup in the office which are all domain joined. They work from home 2 days week via VPN and RDP to their workstations.
Speaking to the application provider, the software can run in a standalone environment and does not require AD authentication. The application shortcut has to be in the same environment as the users Office suite as they integrate with each other as well as a shared drive.
All users have a Microsoft 365 Business Standard license.
The initial brainstorming thoughts we had were:
-Setup Virtual servers on Azure one for remote desktop and the other for the Application with data drive
-Azure AD Join the users laptops
-Azure Virtual Desktops
-Upgrade users 365 license to Business Premium
If anyone can, please advise what might be the best option or if I am missing anything to move infrastructure to the cloud.
Thank you so much!
Sep 08 2023 08:56 AM - edited Sep 08 2023 08:58 AM
Microsoft provides a lot of tools to help you with the migration of your tools, app, compute. You can fold a first tutorial here : https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/migrate/tutorial-discover-vmware to prepare Azure and VMware for migration.
A second tutorial available here : https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/migrate/tutorial-assess-vmware-azure-vm to assess VMware VMs before migrating them to Azure.
Go to the already created project or create a new project here : https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/migrate/create-manage-projects
Finally, if you have a physical server and not a virtual one, you can also use this tutorial : https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/migrate/tutorial-migrate-physical-virtual-machines
Also remember to use the Azure calculator to get an estimate of the budget for your new infrastructure.
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