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What Is Meant by “Cloud Migration Triggers”?

In a previous post, you learned that the two main reasons a cloud migration is initiated are to improve performance and/or to reduce costs. While this is true, cloud migration is not a regular discussion for the bulk of Information Technology departments within enterprises worldwide. While this topic is discussed more often than five years…

What Is Meant By “Guest Machine” and “Host Machine”?

Imagine that you are hired to help migrate 20 servers to a Microsoft Azure cloud tenet. The servers are all VMware virtual machines running on two separate 4-host clusters and are accessible via the local vSphere 6.7 install. At the initial team meeting, everyone introduces themselves to the group. Primary assignments are distributed afterward. Your…

What Is Meant by “Tenet Admin”?

Let’s assume you are working on a new project with a team of 10 Information Technology professionals. A company (let’s call it Nickison II, LLC) is buying part of another company (we’ll call this company Marty’s). The deal includes a total transfer of ownership for six applications. Let’s call these applications Quickbooks Desktop, WordPress (local…

What Is Meant by “The Migration Is Not Done Once All the Servers Are Migrated”?

Congratulations! You have migrated the last of the servers from the datacenter into Azure VMware Solution’s Azure Private Cloud. You can see all of the migrated VMware guests listed on the new vSphere instance with three ‘virtual’ hosts load-balancing the full load of all servers that have been migrated (for now, let’s say you migrated…

What Is Meant By “On-Prem Application”?

In my last piece, I talked about cloud-based applications. We discussed that when an infrastructure is being migrated, it’s essential to understand the soon-to-be-migrated environment’s architecture. As you recall, you need to know about the following:serversnetworksbackup schemasdatabasesapplicationclient-access routines…for all involved devices.You can plan more effectively for a successful migration when you have a good understanding…

What Is Meant By “Cloud-Based Application”?

When an infrastructure is being migrated, one of the main goals is to clearly understand the architecture of the environment that will be migrated. Specifically, you want to know about the servers, networks, backup schemas, databases, applications, and client-access routines for all devices involved. When you have a good understanding of the general scope of…

What Is the Meaning of “Lift and Shift”?

Picture this: You are working with a team of people tasked with migrating the supply chain servers and related applications, databases, websites, and more from the datacenter in Atlanta, Georgia, to a Microsoft Azure tenet. There are ten servers in total, and all were built in 2020. They each: Run Windows Server 2019 DatacenterAre Dell…

What Information Should an Application Portfolio Contain?

Imagine you are part of a team. The task is to migrate the cold datacenter to a Microsoft Azure subscription. You have some information already. It has been determined that 10 total servers will be moved. The servers are all currently shut down (hence, the term ‘cold datacenter’). The team’s current task is to create…

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