AWS to Azure Migration
This scenario covers migration of customer IT resources running on Amazon web services to Azure. Azure presents more reasons to be the preferred Cloud platform for customers.
Many born in the cloud players are shifting from AWS to Azure given its wide presence in many regions offering quicker roundtrip over the network. The migration approach is similar to how Azure tool (ASR) will help physical servers to be migrated to an Azure cloud Virtual Machine (VM).
rhipe Technical Services provide the consultation and technical expertise to support partners with AWS-to-Azure migration requirements. We utilise the latest tools and a best practice approach for migrating resources from one infrastructure to another and can assist with greenfield deployment of resources in Azure where a migration option is not available.
On-Premises or Hosted to Azure
Customers running workloads on-premises or in a hosted model can leverage the value of public cloud.
Cloud suitable workloads can be lift-and-shift or migrated to Azure’s IaaS and PaaS platform. Azure also offers the technology and tools needed to create hybrid solutions for customers.
This is suitable for customer scenarios that are larger and require extended time to migrate to the cloud, even if you are migrating all their workloads.
rhipe Technical Services offer a wide range of consulting around Azure, including solution architecture, sizing recommendations, migration support through to Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and bespoke solutions.
Customers consuming Azure through Open and Enterprise Agreement licensing models can be migrated to Azure through the Microsoft CSP program.
The CSP model offers partners the opportunity to deliver a business solution greater than simply reselling Azure services in isolation.
Some non-CSP model services can be stored in a classic Azure deployment model that will require migration to the Azure Resource Model (ARM) model.
rhipe Technical Services helps partners to evaluate the resources in the existing Azure subscription and advise on the right migration path for you to onboard customers infrastructure to Azure through CSP.
Database Migration to Azure
rhipe Technical Services offers database migration services to cover the needs of partners that are maturing their cloud journey.
Partners moving customer’s LOB applications to Azure benefit from our expertise in the many scenarios involving database migration and optimization for the cloud model.
Our extensive toolset, ranging from native Azure Data Migration tool to partner-built assessment and migration tools helps partners with assessment, optimisation and migration of databases to the cloud.
We cover the following scenarios for partners today:
- Hosted or on-premises SQL to Azure SQL (with choice and recommendations on IaaS or PaaS)
- MYSQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB to Azure MYSQL, PostgreSQL and CosmosDB.
Yes, the Microsoft Azure Migrate service assesses on-premises workloads, Google Cloud Platform and AWS workloads for migration to Azure.
Yes. Azure Database Migration Service is a fully managed service designed to enable seamless migrations from multiple database sources to Azure data platforms with minimal downtime. The online migration of database is available for Azure SQL instance based premium pricing tier. This service is available in all 54 regions.
Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is a cloud-based disaster recovery solution for Virtual machines and Physical servers running in hosted or on-premises environments. ASR supports Hyper-V and VMWare virtualisation platforms as the source from which the Virtual machines can be replicated.
Azure Site Recovery can replicate and orchestrate failover of Virtual machines across customer or Partner owned datacenters. In this scenario, Azure only retains the configuration information and not the VM data in Azure.
Another scenario that ASR supports is to treat Azure as a DR site where the VM is replicated from the customer or Partner datacenter to Azure Storage. These VM images are spun up as the production VMs in Azure during a disaster.
Partners can deliver this differentiated consulting driven service to customers and increase their Average Revenue Per User / Unit (ARPU). Azure ASR helps to pull through revenue streams like Storage, Network and Hybrid Services.
ASR can also be used as a migration tool to move workloads from on-premises to Azure and can be treated as a new service stream by partners.
rhipe partners can onboard customers onto their Azure CSP subscription on the following scenarios:
- Migrate customers’ workload from on-premise infrastructure to Azure
- Migrate customers’ workload from Service Provider platform to Azure
- Migrate customers from another Public Cloud provider to Azure
- Migrate customers’ workload from Azure Enterprise Agreement/PAYG subscription to CSP subscription
- Migrate customers’ workload from one CSP providers Azure subscription to Rhipe two-tier CSP subscription.
A rhipe partner can leverage Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to migrate their customer’s virtual machine (VM) workload from on-premises infrastructure, Service Provider Platform or other Public Cloud platforms onto Azure.
A customer can have multiple subscriptions coming from the same or multiple CSP partners but cannot transition a subscription right from one partner to another. A customer can choose to migrate resources from one subscription to another, but this does not impact the subscription rights owned by a partner. The migration involved is at the resources level and is similar to how a customer would migrate or redeploy resources from an Open subscription or EA to other channels.
rhipe is enhancing its billing and provisioning platform to accommodate the New Azure Plan under the New Commerce Platform capability.
This will allow partners to continue and enjoy the capabilities of the PRISM portal with the added feature set. The portal will support provisioning, reporting, invoicing and migration tasks in its new form.
Moving from the old Azure commerce platform to the new Azure Plan is a seamless experience and does not incur any service interruption or downtime.
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