One of the primary objectives on the task list in most environments today is migrating at least part of the on-premises infrastructure footprint to the cloud. For many, migrating at least part of their on-premises infrastructure to the cloud is extremely beneficial in a number of ways.
In this post I'll explain about using Microsoft tool/services or even 3rd party tools in order to successfully migrate local Servers to Azure and validate.
Before you start, use this online tool to estimate your cost savings with the Azure total cost of ownership (TCO) calculator
What is Azure Cloud Shell?
AZCLI Is an embedded terminal which is can be used within your browser, or even the Azure Mobile app. The Azure Cloud Shell enables you to easily use both Bash and PowerShell directly in the browser or Azure Mobile app.
It is really an Amazing tool, easy to use and execute whatever we need. Managed by Microsoft with no cost!
Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It's a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability.
As I haired from a few customers that Azure firewall is a little bit expensive! and some of them they don't have a budget for test/dev environment,as it cost (approximately $100 monthly, per appliance). This price gets compounded if you need to deploy multiple Azure Firewall appliances per regional VNet
In this post we will explain how to deploy FortiGate NGFW for Azure, you can deploy the FortiGate for Azure as a virtual appliance in Azure cloud (infrastructure as a service)
What is DevOps?
DevOps is the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our customers. DevOps is a methodology or a practice that brings together development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams for deploying efficient applications while shortening the development life cycle overall.
Azure Dev/Test Labs provides developers and testers a self-service sandbox environment to quickly create Dev/Test environments while minimizing waste and controlling costs
Actually, there are many ways to use Azure for Testing and development purposes one of them is to use Visual studio subscription which it will gave you 12 months of free use with 150$ monthly for free! but for organization which they want to deploy a testing/development environments on azure and to apply some kind of automation on these resources azure provide us a way to achieve that thru Azure Dev/Test.
Mohammad Al Rousan is a Microsoft MVP (Azure), Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) in Cloud Platform & Azure DevOps & Infrastructure, An active community blogger and speaker.
Al Rousan has over 8 years of professional experience in IT Infrastructure and very passionate about Microsoft technologies and products.
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