Migration tools and best practices
There are many ways to get your SQL Server workload from on-premises to Azure VMs, but which one should you choose?
In this section, we will look at the best practices to follow as well as tools available to us in order to successfully migrate on-premises workloads to Azure VMs. Let's begin by looking at best practices.
When migrating workloads to the cloud there are a few key factors that need to be considered in order to achieve success. These are:
- Understanding the scope of what is impacted by the migration.
- Identifying the current performance levels.
- Timelines for migration activities.
By understanding these key requirements, we are then able to plan and implement the migration of workloads.
Not having a full picture of what needs to be included in a workload migration is one of the most common hurdles that we need to overcome. This is the foundation to successfully accomplish all of the migration...