Senior Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft has published two very in-depth articles detailing the process of migrating to a Server 2016 based cloud architecture. For those considering a Microsoft private or public cloud, these two articles are a must read. Although they are targeted at Azure public cloud, the content is equally applicable to your private cloud initiative. If you are migrating or deploying a cloud with Windows Server 2016 in your data center then you need to read these articles.
This is an awesome blueprint to follow. Covers all the issues a business is most interested in and many times not fully addressed.
Here’s a brief outline of the articles:
- Understand the as-is architecture and constraints
- Develop a detailed financial model for a selection of solution options
- Things that are included in Azure (and Windows Server 2016) but are usually missed in financial modeling comparisons
- Cost Optimization and Planning
- Planning For Coexistence
- Building the Inventory of Services (includes using the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit)
- Designing the Target Environment
- Subscriptions and Delegated Administration
- Virtual Networks and Network Security Groups
- Migration Planning (includes several template to create your inventory of requirements)
The two articles can be found here: