Organizations today are rapidly turning to the cloud to leverage the benefits such as increased agility and faster innovation. But the transition from on-premises to cloud requires careful planning.
Cloud-first is no more restricted to cloud-only, since not all customers – especially large enterprises or highly regulated organizations – are ready or able to move fully to public cloud for a variety of valid reasons like latency concerns, industry regulation, data sovereignty, and customization.
To help organization adopt hybrid cloud in a smart and cost-effective way, Microsoft is now offering new tools and resources, which include the following:
-A free Cloud Migration Assessment, which helps organizations discover the servers across their IT environment, analyze their hardware configurations, and provides a detailed report including the estimated cost benefits of moving to Microsoft Azure
-Now organisations can activate their Azure Hybrid Use Benefit directly in the Azure Management Portal, simplifying their path to the cloud in the most cost effective way possible. With the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit they can save up to 40% with Windows Server licenses that include Software Assurance
–Azure Site Recovery is another tool to make the journey to the cloud as easy as possible. This is a tool organisations can use to migrate virtual machines to Azure, and helps in moving applications whether they are running on AWS, VMware, Hyper-V or on physical servers.
With Azure, organizations can get consistent hybrid capabilities across cloud and on-premises environments, offering them the flexibility to choose the optimal location for each application, based on their business requirements and reducing the complexity of moving to the cloud.