Atmosera, a tier-1 Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), today announced a new Azure Website Migration Program available to channel partners.
The program focuses on organizations moving website infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. The free assessment evaluates website workloads and performance data to help optimize cloud architecture. It also helps prioritize requirements to optimize performance, realize continuous operations and leverage automated testing for e-commerce and high-traffic websites, the company said.
While partners aren’t the only ones who’ll get access to the free assessments — customers can go directly to Atmosera — they will be able to offer these assessments to their clients. For partners, the assessment would be used as a planning tool to properly configure clients before moving to the Azure cloud.
How does it work?
The Atmosera Azure Website Migration Assessment program provides businesses with a road map for technology options to help them make better decisions. The analysis is conducted by Atmosera-certified architects who review data points from an existing website. The process takes about two weeks to complete and is used to validate whether Azure can deliver for the business. The organization benefits from the intelligence gathered from the existing workloads over the two-week assessment period, according to Atmosera..
Customers receive an executive report showing exactly how to optimize their environment in Azure using WebApp Services, Azure CDN and SQL PaaS.
“The move to Azure is a journey which should be planned well in advance,” said John Thomsen, CEO of Atmosera. “Decisions on infrastructure requirements must be based on data-driven decisions tied to the expected business outcomes of the site. Our experts will review the existing application and data requirements to provide an executive report that summarizes the findings. A project plan is then produced by the team which perfectly delivers on existing needs and scales as business requirements evolve.”
The assessment involves workload utilization and a performance review for under/over provisioning of resources; storage capacity analysis; bench marking of the IT environment to discover how many resources are being used by certain areas of the website, the website as a whole, and/or web-based applications; preparation of a detailed report on the current condition with recommendations for improvements and a road map that highlights investment options and trade-offs with a focus on modernizing the environment; and deployment of a new architecture built in Azure which includes rapid and error-free release management using pre-integrated products such as Chef and Bitbucket to reduce manual quality control and deploy updates without breaking sites.