With MAP 5.5, now customers and partners can take advantage of the "windows Azure Platform" readiness feature.
MAP provides comprehensive information of a customer environment, with details on the deployed web apps, databases, and estimates Azure capacity features. Utilizing this info, customers can prioritize the existing on-premise workloads, customize the required Azure features, and simplify the migration process to Azure platform. MAP's Azure Platform readiness planning includes a 3-step process that comprises:
- Inventorying and assessing a customer environment
- Capturing performance metrics of the web applications and databases
- Reviewing and customizing workloads for Azure features capacity estimates.
Using MAP's inventory assessment feature, customers can automate the discovery and detailed inventory reporting of web applications, IIS Server, SQL Servers and databases. MAP analyzes performance characteristics of the inventoried web apps and databases, and helps in prioritizing the apps for migration to Azure platform. Utilizing this info MAP provides an estimate on the resources required such as the number of Azure compute instances, number of SQL Azure databases, bandwidth usage, and storage.
In addition to the analysis, MAP provides this information in the form of comprehensive reports that include:
- Web Application and Database discovery report
- Windows Azure Platform Capacity Assessment Report.
Please review the following demonstration to see MAP's Windows Azure Platform readiness assessment in action:
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