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Cloud Onboarding, Migration, and Landing Zone Optimization Services
Adfolks specializes in providing comprehensive cloud onboarding, migration services, and landing zone optimization for businesses seeking to modernize their applications on the Azure platform. Our unique approach to automating the Azure Well-Architected Framework (WAF) allows us to efficiently assess, migrate, and optimize applications, whether they are hosted in a non-cloud environment or in the cloud. Our team of experts utilizes Azure native tools and Terraform to deliver a seamless transition to the Azure platform.
The assessment phase follows a structured process to gain a thorough understanding of your current environment and to create a tailored migration plan. We use Azure native tools, including Azure Migrate and Azure Advisor, to evaluate your applications, databases, storage, and compute resources. The assessment steps include:
Discover and inventory your existing applications, databases, storage, and compute resources.
Use Azure Migrate to assess on-premises workloads and provide migration recommendations.
Analyze your resources with Azure Advisor for optimization suggestions concerning performance, reliability, and cost.
Identify dependencies, risks, and constraints related to the migration process.
Develop a high-level migration plan that aligns with your business objectives.
WAF (Well-Architected Framework) Automation & Consultation
The WAF consultation process involves a series of steps to ensure your applications meet best practices for performance, reliability, and security. Our unique method of automating the WAF framework allows us to quickly and efficiently identify areas for improvement. We use Azure native tools such as Azure Policy and Azure Security Center to review your current architecture and provide recommendations. The WAF consultation steps include:
Review your current architecture against the Azure Well-Architected Framework.
Identify areas for improvement using Azure Policy to enforce and audit compliance with WAF recommendations.
Assess and enhance the security posture of your applications using Azure Security Center.
Provide recommendations on how to optimize your applications using Azure services and features.
Establish a roadmap for implementing WAF best practices throughout your migration.
The design phase involves creating a detailed architecture plan for your applications, incorporating Azure best practices and WAF recommendations. We identify the appropriate Azure services and resources required to optimize your applications' performance, scalability, and security. Some of the Azure native tools we use during the design phase include Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates and Azure Monitor. The design steps include:
Define application requirements, taking into consideration performance, scalability, and security needs.
Identify appropriate Azure services and resources to optimize your applications.
Utilize Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to automate the deployment of resources and maintain consistency across your environment.
Design monitoring solutions using Azure Monitor to ensure application health and performance.
Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the design meets business requirements and strategic goals.
Landing Zone Implementation
The landing zone implementation process consists of several steps to create a secure and scalable foundation for your application migration. Utilizing Terraform and Azure native tools like Azure Blueprints and Azure Private Link, we set up essential components such as networking, security, monitoring, and governance in the landing zone to ensure consistency and compliance across your environment. The landing zone implementation steps include:
Define the landing zone requirements, including networking, security, monitoring, and governance.
Use Azure Blueprints to automate the deployment of resources, policies, and configurations.
Implement Azure Private Link for secure and private connectivity between applications and Azure services.
Set up essential components such as virtual networks, subnets, and network security groups.
Establish role-based access control (RBAC) and Azure Policy to enforce governance and compliance.
Validate the landing zone implementation to ensure it meets the desired requirements and is ready for application migration.
Application Migration
The application migration process follows a structured approach to ensure a smooth transition to the Azure platform. We use a combination of Azure-native tools, including Azure Database Migration Service, Azure Site Recovery, and Azure Migrate, to migrate your applications and servers. The application migration steps include:
Prioritize applications for migration based on the assessment phase and business requirements.
Utilize Azure Database Migration Service to migrate databases with minimal downtime.
Employ Azure Site Recovery to migrate on-premises virtual machines while minimizing disruption to workloads.
Use Azure Migrate to discover, assess, and migrate applications and servers.
Provide ongoing support during the migration to address challenges and minimize downtime.
Validate the performance, functionality, and security of your applications post-migration to ensure they meet the desired requirements.
Adfolks offers a comprehensive set of services for cloud onboarding, migration, and landing zone optimization on the Azure platform. Our unique approach to automating the Azure Well-Architected Framework, combined with our expertise in utilizing Azure native tools and Terraform, ensures a seamless and efficient transition of your applications to the Azure platform. Our structured process, covering assessment, WAF consultation, design, landing zone implementation, and application migration, ensures that your applications are modernized and optimized to meet your business requirements and strategic goals.