Microsoft Azure Cloud Foundation Accelerator
The Microsoft Azure Cloud Foundation Accelerator assists clients in the design and implementation of a secure, scalable and operationally ready Azure environment to meet their unique business and technical requirements.
WWT's Microsoft Azure Cloud Foundation Accelerator
The Microsoft Azure Cloud Foundation Accelerator provides clients with the required guidance, best practices and strategy for the rapid adoption of Microsoft Azure for production or non-production services. Based on the Microsoft Cloud Adoptions Framework (CAF), WWT’s Azure Adoption Accelerators services build on the foundation Microsoft provides and incorporates our experience and third-party best in class partner solutions to provide customers with a comprehensive pathway to a successful Microsoft Azure implementation.
The service focuses on the following key areas:
- Azure Active Directory and Identity
- Subscription Models and Procurement
- Azure Governance
- Monitoring and Alerting
- Infrastructure Automation and Provisioning through Infrastructure-as-Code
- Continuity and Disaster Recovery
- Initial Migration Planning
Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) underpins the whole Microsoft Cloud ecosystem, and a holistic understanding of the implementation and related implications are a key starting point for any Microsoft Azure implementation. Coupled with a proper subscription design/layout and a long-term procurement strategy will ensure that foundation on which future production environments will be built is comprehensive, scalable and manageable.
Cloud governance ensures that the required checks, controls and policies are being put in place to ensure long-term security, manageability, cost minimization and performance for long-term cloud success. Some of the key components that must be considered are:
Cost Allocation and Tracking
Governance, Security and Compliance Policies
Monitoring and Alerting
Infrastructure Automation and Provisioning through Infrastructure-as-Code (Azure Resource Manager, RedHat Ansible, HashiCorp Terraform)
Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Core Azure Services
Microsoft Azure provides organizations a platform on which applications and services can be built to drive business value. Although Microsoft Azure provides a variety of services ranging in scope, functionality and complexity, during this the initial engagement we focus on the following key areas:
Initial Migration Planning
No adoption program of Microsoft Azure will be complete without the successful migration of exiting workloads to the platform. WWT help our clients understand their existing environment, validate migration viability and determine the optimal migration plan to help clients move their target systems the the Microsoft Azure platform.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, World Wide Technology (WWT) has a team of Microsoft certified experts that can deliver a wide variety of data-related projects, from greenfield to large complex multi-technology data projects. The process is divided into three phases: Discover, Design & Deploy. These phases serve to capture all relevant environment information to design and implement an end-state solution that exceeds customer expectations.
With 10+ Microsoft Gold Competencies — including Gold Cloud Platform, Data Center, Application Development, Data Analytics and Data Platform, WWT can provide the skills and expertise to push data-driven solutions to the next level.
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