Deciding how to Migrate to Azure

While working with our customers over the years, we’ve seen a variety of great reasons to migrate to Azure. It often starts with looking for new ways to support the increasing demands of their customers by extending their data center into Microsoft Azure. Or, it could be the vision of building transformative solutions using building blocks like cognitive services for outstanding customer experiences.

It all starts with a combination of understanding what your business wants to achieve and then having the people, processes, and platform knowledge to guide you along the path that is right for your organization.

As a Gold Partner of Microsoft with competencies in Cloud Platform, Data Platform, Application Development, and Data Analytics, we have the expertise and resources to help you choose a path that is right for you and help you make it a reality. It starts with our Future-State Architecture Design Engagement where we work with you to understand your business priorities, initiatives, current challenges, and desired business outcomes.

migrate to azure flow chart

As a next step you would want to get a better understanding of your current data estate and the resource consumption. A true picture of your data estate needs should serve as the foundation for migrating to Microsoft Azure financial model. Our Data Management Optimization service provides the data and reports to set you on the path that will help you achieve your business goals and control costs.

migrate to azure data management optimized

We can get you started right away with a Data Management Optimization for Microsoft Data Platform service.

Be sure to check out our other services listed below.

Special incentives from Microsoft

As a Gold partner of Microsoft, we have access to special incentive programs to help co-invest with you in your move to Microsoft Azure.

Please contact us to see if you qualify.

How to get the most out of Microsoft Azure

There are several ways that you can approach adapting your solutions to Microsoft Azure. We like to think of these five stages to help customers onboard their solutions.

  • Backup and archival to Azure storage using tools like Azure Backup, and SQL Server backup and restore with Azure blob storage service.
  • Creation of development and test environments using Azure DevTest Labs.
  • Website migration to Microsoft Azure PaaS solutions
  • Lift and shift of applications and databases to Azure
  • Platform migration and modernization to Microsoft Azure

This video shows how we have helped customers deploy their solutions on Microsoft Azure.

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Sample of our migrate to Azure services

We offer a variety of migrations that include lift and shift of websites to Microsoft Azure, using storage for disaster recovery, and archival of data.

Here are some specific offers that we have related to your migrate to Azure initiatives.

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Learn more

We have a great set of blog posts and data sheets to help you better understand our capabilities as the leader in database migration services and prove out possibilities and expertise in migrate to Azure projects.

Blog posts

Azure SQL Database Migration to Embrace Cloud Benefits
6 April 2017 Stanislav Andrenko

One of the leading medical software providers maintained their complex healthcare system with thousands of unique users. Developing over time, this system became overloaded and unsaf...

5 essentials to learn about your data platform with DBMSys
28 September 2016 admin

DBMSys is a lightweight tool designed by DB Best specifically around collecting data from multiple environments to help develop a business case for a modernization to upgrade path. The...

Building an Ultimate Cloud-based Business Intelligence Solution for Agriculture
5 June 2017 Andrey Ivanov

One of the largest North American agricultural enterprises has been envisioning and designing a new cloud-based Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing architecture. They were using...

Expand capacity with an IBM DB2 SQL Azure SQL Database migration
9 October 2017 Andrey Ivanov

One of the world’s largest distributors of non-food consumable products wanted to rationalize their data platform and business intelligence strategy. Their current IBM DB2 database s...

Developing Access modernization roadmap for highly outdated environment
5 October 2017 Stanislav Andrenko

A major Health Department was running a data system that has been expanding over the years. Eventually, they ended up with a highly outdated and inefficient environment with thousands ...

How the detailed modernization roadmap helped reduce the number of servers in the data center by 96%
22 June 2017 Stanislav Andrenko

A major American provider of global eCommerce solutions was looking for a way to upgrade their extensive data processing system. We provided them with visibility into their system and ...

Oracle to Azure SQL Database shift may save up to $1 million
16 June 2017 admin

‘Low-performing and costly’ - these were major characteristics of the Oracle system of one of our customers, a leading US automotive corporations. In this regard, it was quite natu...

Moving workloads to the cloud: MongoDB Cluster Deployment Automation
21 March 2017 Andrey Ivanov

An international healthcare company felt the urge to migrate core components of their application initially to Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) with a long-term goal of transfe...

Reference data sheet

Data Management Services for Microsoft Azure
8 November 2016 admin

DB Best Technologies is internationally known for comprehensive Data Management Services, database development and migration, and the creation of highly successful web and mobile syste...

Modernizations to Microsoft's Data Platform
21 September 2016 admin

Cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, coupled with database technologies like SQL Server, enable organizations to quickly create and scale solutions that solve challenges and fuel ne...

Reference white paper

Guide to migrating from Oracle to SQL Server and Azure SQL Database
8 October 2015 admin

This white paper explores challenges that arise when you migrate from an Oracle 7.3 database or later to SQL Server 2014. It describes the implementation differences of database objec...

Guide to migrating from Sybase ASE to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database using SSMA
15 November 2015 admin

Summary: This white paper covers known issues for migrating Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise database to SQL Server 2014. Instructions for handling the differences between the two pla...

Examples of applications created on Azure

Using Mobile Applications for Augmented Reality Art Buying
Ultimate car rental service mobile applications
Using iBeacons in mobile application for exhibitions
Momdezvous application built specially for mothers of young children
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