ACCELERATE YOUR AZURE MIGRATION
10th Magnitude has partnered with hundreds of customers to expedite and safely migrate workloads to Azure. Our Migration Solution has the right approach, methodology, and expertise to deliver an accelerated migration to Azure that avoids common pitfalls, establish best practices, reduce overall expense, and meet proper security and compliance requirements.
10th Magnitude’s Migration Solution has 4 primary components to it. Together these functions offer a methodical and understood approach to achieving migration success:
- Design & Build
- Manage & Optimize
10th Magnitude’s Assessment approach and proprietary tooling (10vū) is purposefully built to provide visibility, clarity, and a defined path forward for migration efforts. It establishes both quantitative and qualitative metadata while assisting our Cloud Architects with their analysis and understanding of the current environment. During this phase it is imperative to gain proper knowledge about business needs, the proper adoption journey, and prioritize targeted workloads. The information and data gathered during the assessment phase is the foundation for the design & build, migration execution, and optimization phases of the engagement.
2. Design & Build
During this phase of the engagement, we begin with 10th Magnitude’s Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Landing Zone Design Pattern and personalize for the specific implementation. After years of supporting client’s foundational Landing Zone deployments, we have collated best practices, proper security fundamentals for every organization, automated and coded the end to end deployment, and established a concise method to communicate and document the to-be Azure environment for proper ongoing evolution and expansion. This becomes the key foundational component that is relied upon to support migration activities. Without it, there is nowhere to put and run the migrated workloads safely and with proper performance.
3. Migration Execution
Once there is enough data compiled from the Assessment and most of the build activities have been completed, focus shifts to Migration Execution. During this phase the 10th Magnitude Migration Center is leveraged. With defined ingestion, execution, and validation activities, we ensure systems and workloads are being transitioned appropriately with all the right expectations per the migration schedule. During this phase the activities are very cyclical, focused on move groups, automation of each move group, deployment and configuration of infrastructure or Azure native resources, as well as collaborative cutover activities.
4. Manage & Optimize
The last activity that occurs as part of our migration journey is focused on management and optimization. It is imperative that organizations establish and define procedures and appropriate staffing for the ongoing care and feeding of the Azure resources that have been migrated. This is where 10th Magnitude’s Enhanced Azure Managed Services shine and has defined activities for cost management and reporting, resource optimization, and operational excellence for monitoring, logging, security operations, and infrastructure management.
No two businesses or migration efforts are completely the same, and although we have provided a 4-step approach for success, your business may face unique challenges and have specific requirements to achieve during a migration to the cloud. The migration framework and steps above are 10th Magnitude’s guide. It allows our joint collaborative team to follow proper guidelines and best practices to achieve the outcome. The agility and flexibility must still be maintained to troubleshoot, pivot where necessary, and handle the outlying activities with each individual workload, application, and system.
To learn more about 10th Magnitude’s Migration Solution and how 10th Magnitude can help you along your cloud journey, contact us.