Author: Divya Sampath/Thursday, October 28, 2021/Categories: Windows Azure Pack, Hybr
Enterprises and Service providers have been leveraging Windows Azure Pack and System Center VMM to deliver an on-premises private cloud experience to customers for several years now. With the end-of-life set for Windows Azure Pack in July 2022 comes the challenge of migrating users from those platforms to a future-proof solution that will scale well and bring continuous innovations for service delivery for years to come. An essential aspect of the challenge is to migrate users as seamlessly as possible, with zero impact on the workloads. This article will explore how to accomplish it and a real-life success story of migrating a large customer with hundreds of tenants from Windows Azure Pack to the modern Hybr® SDX Datacenter platform
High-level migration flow/ Implementation plan:
1. The idea of Side-by-Side
2. Seamless for the End-User, Scripted for the Administrators
3. Guaranteed zero downtime for end-users
Preparing for the migration:
1. Easy click-through setup of Hybr® SDX in your Datacenter (or in any Cloud of your choice)
2. Finalizing Hybr Plans, Offers, and Pricing
3. Building the Hybr Marketplace
4. Export of Companies and Users data from Windows Azure Pack
5. Refine the exported list to map to Hybr Plans, Hybr Tenant Companies:
1. Scripted creation of tenant companies and users in Hybr
2. Migration of the Resources in Hybr
3. Communicate customers in controlled batches to start using Hybr
4. How does Side-by-Side accomplish zero-downtime migration?
Additional Services Setup
1. Optional Hybr Components
Decommission Windows Azure Pack Portals for end-users
Real-life Success Story Reference (Top Service Provider in South Africa):
"Cloud Assert were instrumental in assessing our use of Windows Azure Pack, they mapped out a migration strategy and execution plan, moving us to their hybrid cloud management platform, HYBR. Our customers and managed services team have been delighted with the functionality HYBR has brought. Cloud Assert made it significantly easier for us to migrate from WAP to HYBR in a risk free manner"
Vaughan Gerson, Managing Director at FirstNet Technology Services
Learn Why?Replace Windows Azure Pack with Hybr® SDX Datacenter Platform.
Please reach email@example.com for any quick discussions, and we are glad to help you migrate from Windows Azure Pack to a futuristic technology platform Hybr® SDX Datacenter.
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