Keep and run existing systems “as-is” within the Microsoft Azure Cloud

When it comes to outdated and costly on-premises infrastructure, the “lift-and-shift” approach can be a cost-saving method to take in-house apps, not in immediate need of re-architecting into the cloud. By moving applications “as-is” onto Azure, organizations can take advantage of some of the benefits of cloud computing - such as increased availability and/or reduced total cost of operations.

The challenges of moving legacy, business-critical applications governed by both business and IT stakeholders can run into risks if goals, risk profiles and expected outcomes are miscommunicated or unexpected. Our Softlanding Azure Lift-and-Shift FastStart is a two-week engagement that will including a lift-and-shift workshop to define requirements and design and plan the feasibility of migrating infrastructure and/or VMs into the cloud. At the end of the workshop, you will have a fully pilot-ed application up-and-running on Microsoft Azure.



Our Azure Lift-and-Shift FastStart consists of the following:

  • Infrastructure/VM discovery

  • Lift/shift workshop

  • Design and planning report

  • Implement hybrid network

  • Pilot move to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

The customer is responsible for all costs of backup and storage incurred on their Azure subscription.