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How to Manage App Compatibility During Azure Migration?

Big, medium-sized, and small organizations of today are increasingly leveraging cloud solutions. These cloud solutions have enabled them to facilitate collaboration, maintain business continuity, and managing productivity. However, compatibility issues delay cloud migration projects. To overcome this challenge, Microsoft has introduced the App compatibility feature in Azure Migrate that will help all the organizations to complete the Azure migration with fewer hassles. The app compatibility feature will also help organizations save money, achieve tighter security policies, and accelerate performance.

What Are the Challenges Encountered During App Migration?

A particular migration cannot be completed until all the workloads and applications are running properly on Azure. But in today’s world, the process is pretty time-consuming and laborious. Here are some challenges that you may experience during the Azure migration process.

  • The manual app inventory takes plenty of time. Individuals have to make scripts to take stock of the applications, which are running across the server estate. They also had to make complex spreadsheets to list out all the applications, which are difficult to migrate.
  • When app adaptability is validated during the pilot movement, it slows down the entire migration process. The investigation and validation of all the problems are manual, the application owners are not known, and installation media for other applications might not exist anymore. That is why a critical application must get authorized. Otherwise, the migration project can fail.
  • Application issues can take place when they get moved to the cloud. For instance, when there are several changes within the network’s latency, it will have a massive impact on the application’s functioning. Apps that assume a static environment, such as those with hard-coded IP addresses will fail after migration. When there is a Windows Server operating system version upgrade during the migration, it will also affect the app.

How Can the App Assessment Feature Help?

Currently, Azure Migrate performs discovery to generate an inventory of servers, network usage, and several other metrics. However, it does not deliver any data on whether on-premises applications will work once they are migrated to Azure. For such reasons, the App Assessment feature will provide an additional Compact Readiness step within the standard migration workflow. This will help in addressing all the pain points, which are experienced by organizations when they migrate applications to the cloud. Here is how this capability will help organizations.

  • Admins can obtain detailed application inventory from on-premises serves. The feature will support the Windows Server versions starting from 2008R2 SP1 up to 2019.
  • You will get risk evaluation for all the discovered applications. The risk evaluation is provided to all the commercial applications that are available from Microsoft and various other developers. It will also help in identifying the internal line of business applications, but will not provide risk assessment for them.
  • It will recalculate the assessment once the remediation gets applied to reassess the status of the apps.

App4Rent Can Manage App Compatibility During Azure Migration

Whether you are upgrading to a new server or performing the Azure migration as a shift and lift operation, app assessment will identify all the app compatibility concerns. Being one of the leading Tier 1 Microsoft CSP, we at Apps4Rent can help in managing the application or app compatibility during the Azure Migration. We provide our services at an affordable price range, and to opt for this particular service, customers can get in touch with our Azure professionals who are available 24×7 and will respond via phone, chat, or email.

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