A four-phase approach to migrating to the cloud
IT professionals the world over crave simplicity and order when migrating enterprise applications to Microsoft Azure. Just as the business and technological benefits of a successful cloud transfer are clear (agility, cost, assurance, etc.), so too are the perils of a mismanaged move (impaired scalability, loss of data, business interruption, etc.).
Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform used for building, deploying, and managing applications and services via a global network of Microsoft data centres. It includes an ever-growing collection of integrated services related to analytics, databases, identity, and storage management.
A four-phase approach to an Azure migration that takes into account any and all application data handling requirements, security, and compliance variables is the following: