Over the past couple of months, Chris and I have been working with Microsoft on a whitepaper focusing on helping customers get ready for a migration to Azure.

This paper focuses on the many different areas that are critical to the success of a project. These include everything from having a business strategy, selecting what type of support you will need to training and ultimately building your Azure subscription.

One area that is critical is selecting the type of migration strategy you will perform for each application in your environment. Often referred to as the R’s of migration: Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect or Rebuild.

Azure Migration Readiness Whitepaper 1
Selecting a migration strategy

There is also guidance on when to use PaaS versus IaaS solutions in Azure. A workflow is presented to help companies consider when they would use the many different types of services and solutions in Azure.

Let us know what you think: https://aka.ms/smartpaper


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Dan Patrick is the Chief Infrastructure Architect for Solliance and a 15 year veteran at Microsoft. He has an extensive background in IT Infrastructure and Operations. Dan has both architected and lead teams building and supporting some of the largest service providers in North America with as many 15,000 Windows Servers and 120 million endpoints. Dan has worked with Azure IaaS solutions extensively since 2012. He has a passion for Virtualization with deep experience leveraging Hyper-V, Vmware, and Citrix. He is also a Clustering specialist focusing on large host clusters and SQL Always On Availability Groups. Recently Dan, authored the Networking, Azure Active Directory and Containers portion of the 70-533 Exam Reference for Microsoft Press. You can follow him on Twitter @deltadan