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Enterprise Application Design for Azure RRS feed

  • Question

  • Are there any documents that list out the necessary things that an existing enterprise application must have or should support  to host it on Azure?

    -Arun
    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 1:38 PM

Answers

  • Several things should be considered while moving an application to Windows Azure. Major points that need to be addressed are:

    • Application compatibility – analyze if the application is architecturally fit for Windows Azure before moving
    • External / internal dependencies – check if there are any external application dependencies and need to analyze and if those are accessible through Azure
    • Application class – verify how the application is classified in the business. Business critical and LOB applications demand high availability
    • Application integration – check whether candidate application is integrated with other on-premise applications and shared services
    • Database compatibility – analyze whether the existing database is best fit to migrate to Azure
    • Application maintenance / management – identify how the logs are maintained and where they are stored
    • Scalability / elasticity – identify whether the application design supports scalability as Azure supports it
    • Compliance requirements – check if there are enterprise compliance and regulations that govern whether the data can be moved / stored outside the enterprise’s control
    • Cost - verify whether the moving application is costeffective for the enterprise
    • Security – clarify whether the same level of security can be provided after migrating to Windows Azure in terms of:
      • Data security
      • Authentication
      • Authorizations

    Refer to the following PDF for more details: http://www.mindtree.com/sites/default/files/mindtree-whitepaper-migrating-an-existing-on-premise-application-to-windows-azure-cloud.pdf


    Thanks, AT

    • Marked as answer by Bob12543 Monday, August 8, 2016 4:06 PM
    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 4:30 PM

All replies

  • First of all, you have to check if your application work in IIS 6 or ore, then you can use Azure App service migration assistant. You can also Migrate your website to Azure and migrate the database to SQL Azure using the migration wizard.
    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 4:19 PM
  • Several things should be considered while moving an application to Windows Azure. Major points that need to be addressed are:

    • Application compatibility – analyze if the application is architecturally fit for Windows Azure before moving
    • External / internal dependencies – check if there are any external application dependencies and need to analyze and if those are accessible through Azure
    • Application class – verify how the application is classified in the business. Business critical and LOB applications demand high availability
    • Application integration – check whether candidate application is integrated with other on-premise applications and shared services
    • Database compatibility – analyze whether the existing database is best fit to migrate to Azure
    • Application maintenance / management – identify how the logs are maintained and where they are stored
    • Scalability / elasticity – identify whether the application design supports scalability as Azure supports it
    • Compliance requirements – check if there are enterprise compliance and regulations that govern whether the data can be moved / stored outside the enterprise’s control
    • Cost - verify whether the moving application is costeffective for the enterprise
    • Security – clarify whether the same level of security can be provided after migrating to Windows Azure in terms of:
      • Data security
      • Authentication
      • Authorizations

    Refer to the following PDF for more details: http://www.mindtree.com/sites/default/files/mindtree-whitepaper-migrating-an-existing-on-premise-application-to-windows-azure-cloud.pdf


    Thanks, AT

    • Marked as answer by Bob12543 Monday, August 8, 2016 4:06 PM
    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 4:30 PM