What is Azure?
With end of support for Windows Server 2008 in the near future, Azure provides considerable value over other alternatives, offering greater scalability, cost efficiency, control over security risks, and improved performance.
Organizations are looking to quickly take advantage of this value by migrating their existing applications and workloads. To enable successful migration, it’s important to have a strong plan in place that covers the end-cloud environment, training, and, most importantly, the readiness of your workloads and applications.
Why migrate now?
At first glance, migration might seem like a technical decision, but at its core, it’s a business decision. With end of support for Windows Server 2008 quickly approaching, the benefits of the cloud are clear – reduced operating costs, faster modernization capabilities, and increased security.
How do you approach 2008 cloud migration?
Sometimes cloud migration can be simple, with only a few decision points. Your case might be more complex, depending on how many servers and virtual machines (VMs) you use. Your migration could require you to run parallel and iterative migration processes as you progressively move your applications and workloads to the cloud.
In this e-book you will learn how easy it is to move your Windows Server 2008 licenses to Azure. In this three-step process for migrating your servers, discover how to:
- Assess your needs for the move.
- Get real-time replication of your on-premises datacenter and built-in tools to support your migration.
- Optimize your cloud environment to ensure you’re getting the maximum benefit – from performance and scalability capabilities to a significantly lower cost.
Use Azure to manage the Windows Server 2008 end-of-support transition. Azure now includes three more years of security updates for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 at no additional charge. This means you can migrate your Windows Server workloads to Azure and get more time to upgrade – as well as add powerful Azure security options for additional protection.
Remember that breaking your migration down into elemental steps can contribute to a more successful migration. You can start this process with a few applications, and then expand to other applications in your environment.
The benefits of migration will be immediately apparent in your time and budget savings. The cloud will allow you to be more agile and, in many cases, respond to business needs faster. The cloud may even lower your TCO by as much as 84 percent, freeing you to take that savings and invest it back into your business to drive modernization faster. Plus, you can explore PaaS and SaaS options, decreasing your TCO even more while expanding your IT capabilities.
If you’re an IT manager running on premises applications and servers, this e-book is designed to help you start a migration to the cloud. Discover Today!