MICROSOFT has announced the general availability of Azure Migration Programme and FastTrack for Azure in India to simplify migration to cloud platforms for organisations. Azure Migration Programme, allows organisations to plan and implement Azure migration projects using proven and customised Microsoft cloud adoption methodologies, tools, resources, and best practices. FastTrack for Azure is a no-cost, technical enablement program for seamless migration to Azure, with support for Windows Server, SQL Server, SAP, Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), app modernisation, and data analytics.
An effective cloud migration approach is essential for organisations to reimagine their business in a dynamic environment. Several factors can impact the seamless migration of workload to the cloud. Among them are the cost of operations, managing multiple servers, disaster recovery, compatibility with existing physical infrastructure, and latency issues. Moreover, organisations have to evaluate data sovereignty related concerns, which are common in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare, and government. With Azure Migration Program and FastTrack for Azure, organisations can get the required support and expertise from Microsoft to make cloud migration simpler and faster.
Shivir Chordia, Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft India, said, “With Azure Migration Programme and FastTrack for Azure, we aim to help organisations accelerate their digital transformation and cloud journey with business-tailored guidance and support directly from our engineering teams. Both programmes have been designed for organisations in the country to enable them to bring innovations to the market with agility and resilience by leveraging Microsoft Azure. Through these programmes, Microsoft will continue to support Indian industries better engage with customers, empower employees, optimise operations, and innovate products and services.”
Azure Migration Programme offers, curated, step-by-step training directly from Microsoft and cloud migration specialised partners for planning and implementing every aspect of migration. The programme provides comprehensive technical resources and skill-building through foundational and role-specific courses to help organisations in getting the maximum value from Microsoft Azure and drive long-term success. Organisations can avail of free Azure migration tools before, during and after migration, including Azure Migrate a service that helps move workloads to the cloud, quickly and more securely. Azure Migration Programme also provides cost-saving offers including Azure credits, Azure Hybrid Benefit and free extended security updates.
Under FastTrack for Azure, organisations are provided with direct assistance from Azure Engineers and Project Managers. It effectively assesses their architectural needs helping them accelerate deployment of Azure solutions and enables seamless design and deployment of cloud solutions.FastTrack for Azure also provides data centre migration, business continuity and disaster recovery, and high-performance computing, among other benefits to organisations.
Through Azure Migration Programme and FastTrack for Azure, Microsoft aims to deliver a unified, integrated experience across Azure and partner migration tools, for organisations to identify the right tools for their migration scenario. The programmes build on Microsoft’s depth of expertise in helping organisations transition to the cloud seamlessly and is a continuation of its efforts to help them increase their agility.