SQL / Data Modernization Engagement

Recommendations for Azure Foundational Architecture Design

During the course of this migration assessment engagement, the Oakwood team will work with you to accomplish the following objectives (the scope of this engagement is not limited to a particular data platform, DBMS, version etc.  We can assess SQL, Oracle, MySql or other data platforms for readiness to migrate and for ultimate data and landscape modernization):

This engagement assumes readiness to migrate the client organizations data platforms, DBMS systems and payloads to the Azure cloud, as part of a broader data modernization effort.

This engagement assumes readiness to migrate the client organizations data platforms, DBMS systems and payloads to the Azure cloud, as part of a broader data modernization effort.

Identify

  • Conduct a physical inventory of all of your Data / DBMC Servers using a tool-based approach (Movere or Azure Migration Tool)
  • Create an inventory of existing physical and virtual servers and storage to determine Azure readiness. This process will utilize the native Azure Readiness/Planning tool to document and provide data/metrics on current architecture utilization
    • Determine storage requirements for applications and solutions related to the organizations data platform / DBMS, that are identified for migration into Azure services
    • Catalogue and review data platform and DBMS servers and network architecture to facilitate design discussions for Azure foundational architecture
  • Identify and discover the current environment that exists in the current Azure Tenant (if present)
    • Document and identify design recommendations in preparation for Azure Foundational design.
  • Discuss and review regulatory requirements as needed. Document all requirements for inclusion in the Azure foundational design
  • Analyze and review connectivity model into Azure in accordance with Microsoft best practice and discuss final design of connectivity
  • Determine Azure sizing based on server utilization
    • Deliverable – Utilizing native Azure tools, provide a cost prediction estimate for identified solutions to migrate into Azure
    • Deliverable – Provide a cost analysis for the Azure foundational architecture based on agreed upon designs

Deliverable

Document and design a design diagram depicting the recommended Azure foundational architecture design.


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