Azure migration journey
Join thousands of other customers who are migrating to Azure using a proven methodology, Microsoft and partner tools and a large ecosystem of partners to help you during the move.
Flexible, cost-effective, high-confidence migration
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Flexible migration options with hybrid support
Only Azure gives you a flexible migration path with consistency across your on-premises and cloud assets. Whether your business requires a hybrid state long term or only during the migration period, Azure can support your migration. For example, Azure Security Center and Azure Active Directory can help you manage your security and identity assets across on-premises and in Azure. Similarly, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance enables you to seamlessly lift and shift SQL Server databases to Azure without code changes, providing database-level compatibility with the efficiencies of a fully managed database service.
Azure is a great hybrid cloud enabler. We can move some applications to the cloud and leave others running at Smithfield facilities while providing consistent authentication wherever applications run.
Azure is cost-effective before, during, and after migration
Azure offers unmatched value during every stage of your cloud migration journey. Use free assessment, migration, and cost management tools as you migrate. When migration is complete, keep your TCO in check using Azure Reserved VM Instances and Azure Hybrid Benefit to save up to 82 percent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing. This adds up to a 67 percent overall savings compared to AWS Reserved Instances for Windows VMs.
One of our big objectives was to eliminate $3 million in capital costs over about three years, and to reduce our operating costs by approximately the same amount, at the same time, we wanted to improve our quality of service. With Azure, we’re confident that we’ll meet those goals.
High-confidence, low-risk migration
Transitioning your business-critical investments to the cloud doesn’t have to be challenging or intimidating. To ensure you can migrate confidently and with lower risk, we’ve invested in tools that help you plan and migrate, and resources that keep you informed as you go. Azure also offers hybrid support to eliminate the risk associated with an all-or-nothing approach, a partner ecosystem with advanced migration products and services, and customer success services such as FastTrack for Azure. Start benefiting from Azure as soon as you’ve migrated.
We don’t want to be in the datacenter business; we’re in the thread business. We plan to move 90 percent of our global datacenter infrastructure into Azure, and we’re at about 75 percent now. The only things we’ll leave on-site are a few domain controllers and file/print servers.