Migrations can be extremely stressful, whether it’s on-prem to on-prem, or on-prem to the cloud. Regardless of the task, it's critical to have the proper tools in place. In this course, Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Azure, you will learn what it takes to successfully migrate your workloads to Microsoft Azure. First, you will learn what is required to assess your on-premises Azure readiness using the Azure Migrate dashboard. Then, you will identify what assets and services are required in Azure to make the migration while migrating a workload to the cloud. Finally, you will assess your on-premises SQL instances, create the necessary assets in Azure, and then migrate your database to an Azure SQL database leveraging Azure Database Migration Service. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to migrate your on-premises workloads to Azure.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Michael Teske, and welcome to my course, Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Azure. I'm an author evangelist here at Pluralsight. You're hearing it everywhere. "We've moved 500 servers to the cloud, " or "most of our on-prem databases are up in some cloud. " Today, companies both large and small are leveraging cloud services in some capacity. The resiliency and scalability of the cloud make the move extremely attractive, not to mention no longer being at the mercy of hardware refresh schedules, as well as version upgrades. This course is focused on migrating your on-premises workloads, both virtual machines and databases, to Azure. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include assessing your on-premises workloads. We'll leverage the Azure Migrate dashboard to create assessments to determine your workloads' Azure readiness and, as important, what could your operational expense look like once there? Then we'll migrate an on-prem VMware workload to Azure. Again, we'll leverage the Azure Migrate service to bring those workloads on board. And then finally, we'll assess your SQL instances and identify their readiness for Azure. Then we'll use the Azure database migration service to migrate your on-premises instances to an Azure SQL database. By the end of this course, you'll be able to assess and then migrate your on-premises workloads to Azure. Before beginning this 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 migrate your workloads with the Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Azure course, here at Pluralsight.