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Cost Optimisation using azure migrate

October 20, 2022
Cost optimisation using Azure Migrate - enterprise solutions

The higher energy cost and the resulting increase in the cost of doing business have led to a tighter economic outlook for most businesses around the world. This, in turn, is a major contributing factor to your business becoming more cost-conscious, leading to an increased need for optimisation features in products and services. Azure Migrate’s comprehensive suite includes many features to optimize cost, while catering to your performance needs to meet service level agreements (SLAs). Agentless discovery and mapping of your entire on-premises IT estate, software inventory analysis for assessment and planning, and right-sized migration using a single portal to start, run, and track your projects, are a few cost-effective features that also contribute to ease of use. Once in Azure, the path towards greater optimization and cost savings continues through modernization to platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS).

End User requirements and benefits

Your business must stay competitive, both on the technical and business fronts, to ensure continued success. Technical competency requires an agile and innovative IT platform with data analytics to provide insights that can help you differentiate from the competition. It would be ideal if such an innovative platform were available at a competitive cost. Incidentally, modernising existing IT infrastructure, applications, and data-to-PaaS/SaaS models in the cloud delivers on all these requirements, leading to a higher return on investment (ROI) for your business.

The higher efficiency and lower cost due to the adoption of modern cloud-native architectures also leads to greater levels of flexibility and reduced vendor lock-in. Thus, setting the stage for you to gain greater value as you progress from IaaS to PaaS and onto SaaS models. You can download details about our assessment service here to help you find out options and value your organisation could gain by migrating to Azure.

Microsoft’s focus on cost optimization

During Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft highlighted their continued commitment to cost optimisation through support for SQL Server assessments, prior to migration and modernisation using Azure Migrate. Microsoft customers can now perform unified, at-scale, agentless discovery and assessment of SQL Servers on Microsoft Hyper-V, bare-metal servers, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) of other public clouds, such as AWS EC2, in addition to VMware environments. This capability will allow them to analyse existing configurations, performance, and feature compatibility to help with right-sizing and estimating cost. It will also check on readiness and blockers for migrating to Azure SQL Managed instance, SQL Server on Azure virtual machine, and Azure SQL Database. All this information can also be presented in a single coherent report for easy consumption while reducing cost for customers.

Learn more

Watch this Microsoft Ignite breakout session to learn more about how you can do more with less on Azure. Take the first step in your cloud migration and sign up for a Free Data & Infrastructure Migration Assessment from Microsoft and enterprise solutions.

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