Which roles should be move to azure RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have an internal project of moving VMs and roles to azure and we need help regarding what roles should be moved to azure and what roles should stay on prem. 
    Our company have 200 users , we have 2 DC, 2 exchange 2013 servers, sharepoint 2013, 2 veeam backup, 2 sql servers, 1 web server, 2 file servers, 4 rds servers etc. Basically we need to know what can be moved to azure without incresing our costs much and which roles are designed to work in azure. We are looking for a hybrid solution. 

    Thank you all for help. 

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:17 AM


  • The good news is all the roles you called out can be moved to Azure but understanding how and what to move  in a cost effective manner will require deeper understanding and evaluation of your existing infrastructure, applications (workloads) and environment. Here are a few references that may be useful based on the roles you called out. 

    DC - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-install-replica-active-directory-domain-controller

    Exchange 2013 - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uktechnet/2015/06/18/exchange-online-migration-expanding-your-exchange-to-the-cloud/

    SharePoint 2013 - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/microsoft-azure-architectures-for-sharepoint-2013

    Veeam Backup - https://www.tech-coffee.net/make-a-veeam-backup-copy-to-microsoft-azure/

    SQL - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-migrate-your-sql-server-database

    Web, Files, RDS - these are all roles that can be moved and configured in Azure Cloud Service (Classic) or ARM VMs -this url gives a general guide on migration considerations: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/migrating-to-the-cloud-a-practical-how-to-guide/ 

    • Proposed as answer by Femisulu-MSFT Friday, February 16, 2018 5:23 AM
    • Edited by Femisulu-MSFT Friday, February 16, 2018 5:24 AM update
    • Marked as answer by kaktak Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:34 AM
    Friday, February 16, 2018 5:23 AM