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Azure Lift and Shift Planning

Azure Lift and Shift Planning

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Do you want to learn how to copy your existing VM to your new Azure Tenant? Unfortunately, it’s not quite as simple as just restoring the VM in your brand-new Azure space and enjoying the rainbows and sunshine that follow along afterwards. Prior planning and preparation are the key. This webinar by Consultant and DBA Michael Wall covers the steps that can be taken before the move as well as some tips to help with dealing with any issues afterwards.

A good starting place is the Azure Pricing Calculator which lets you see the estimated cost of the VMs you want to build and a general idea of the types of servers out there. As this presentation focuses on the steps, we’ll take a look at VM compute and sizing options. Currently there are over 200 options ranging from the tiny A class to the huge classes, click this link to see a Microsoft doc on this.

Michael covers all the steps in the planning process such as:

  • SQL Server layout – the key here is that recommended SQL Server best practices still apply in Azure
  • Storage Options in Azure – Managed vs Unmanaged, Standard vs Premium and Ultra Disks, Storage Lifting and Shifting – Planning your storage makes a big difference!
  • Availability and Networking

So, if you want to learn more about Azure lift and shift planning, this webinar is for you! Watch the complete webinar below. To view the presentation slides, click here.

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