For Azure Assessments, we can offer a thorough analysis in 3 key areas:
Not all machines are suitable to run in Azure. Our Azure Server Assessment will assess all on-premises machines and assigns them a readiness category score. Each machine will fall into one of three categories.
Ready for Azure: The machine can be migrated as-is to Azure without any changes. It will start in Azure with full Azure & Candor support.
Conditionally ready for Azure: The machine might start in Azure but might not have full Azure support. For example, Azure doesn’t support a machine that’s running an old version of Windows Server. To fix any readiness problems, follow the remediation guidance the assessment suggests.
Not ready for Azure: The machine won’t start in Azure. For example, if an on-premises machine’s disk stores more than 64TB, Azure can’t host the machine. Follow the remediation guidance to fix the problem before migration.
Each performance-based assessment in Azure Migrate is associated with a confidence rating. The rating ranges from one (lowest) to five (highest) stars. The confidence rating helps you estimate the reliability of the size recommendations Azure Migrate provides. The confidence rating is assigned to an assessment. The rating is based on the availability of data points that are needed to compute the assessment. For performance-based sizing, Server Assessment needs:
The utilization data for CPU and VM RAM.
The disk IOPS and throughput data for every disk attached to the VM.
The network I/O to handle performance-based sizing for each network adapter attached to a VM.
If any of these utilization numbers aren’t available, the size recommendations might be unreliable.
This has been our most common cloud assessment request for 2020 and for obvious reasons…most public cloud instances are misconfigured. This is not only costly to the business, but it also presents a huge security risk. As part of the assessment, we can monitor and analyze your Azure bill with Azure Cost Management tools. This will help you set budgets and allocate spending to your teams and projects. Going forward, you’ll be able to implement cost controls and guardrails for your environment.