More often than not, something will get overlooked when your investigating a major upgrade or migration. In this course, Assessing and Planning Microsoft Azure Migration, you will learn foundational knowledge of the what it takes to determine your datacenter's workload Azure readiness. First, you will learn what tools and resources you will need to get the job done. Next, you will discover how to create an Azure Migrate project and discover your VM workloads. Finally, you will explore how to assess your on-premises SQL instances and whether or not they can make the shift. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Migrations needed to assess and plan your migration to Microsoft Azure.
Course Overview (Music) Hi everyone. My name is Michael Teske, and welcome to my course, Assessing and Planning Microsoft Azure Migration. I'm an author evangelist at Pluralsight. Today's enterprise is evolving at a rapid pace by taking advantage of what cloud services can offer. More than ever, companies are re-imagining their data centers and leveraging the cloud's scalability while driving down capital expenditures. This course is focused on assessing your on-premises environment and determining what workloads, virtual machines, and databases are ready to make the move, and if not, what can you do to improve their Azure readiness while reducing downtime during the migration. You can't get the job done without the right tools. I'll introduce you to the wide range of resources and tools to get your assessment completed with confidence. We'll create an Azure migrate project to estimate what sizes and costs are involved in this process while identifying any workload dependencies which cannot be overlooked. And finally, we'll assess your SQL instances and identify their readiness for Azure as well. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently identify your on-premises workloads and databases that are Azure ready or almost ready. Before beginning the course, you should have a general familiarity with the public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, as well as an intermediate understanding of managing on-premises VMs along with VMware vCenter. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to assess your workloads with the Assessing and Planning Microsoft Azure Migration course at Pluralsight.