Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Architecture HUB-Spoke Model
Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model
This blogpost about Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 2 of 4 “Lift and Shift” is part of a Datacenter transition to Microsoft Azure Intelligent Cloud. It’s talking about Azure Architecture, Security, Assessment, Azure Policy, and implementation of the design. Here you find the first blogposts :
- Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 1 of 4
- Microsoft Azure Policy and BluePrints Overview (Extra Blogpost)
It’s important for your business to have your Azure Architectural design with Security in place before you start your “Lift and Shift” actions, think about Identity Management and Provisioning, RBAC for your Administrators and Super Users with Two-Factor Authentication. Security with Network Security Groups and Firewalls
Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model : “Lift and Shift”
To “Lift and Shift” to the Azure HUB Subscription we have the following in place by Design :
- Azure Scaffold and Hierarchy (Governance)
- Virtual Networks (VNET) with the Subnets and IP-Number plan
- ExpressRoute VPN Connection with a backup failover Site-2-Site VPN connection to Azure.
- Resource Groups, like Active Directory, ADFS Farm, Authentication, SQL Backend.
- Resource Policies
- Resource Locks
- Network Security Groups (NSG)
- Azure Firewall
- Azure internal Load Balancers.
- Azure Storage Accounts
- Azure Virtual Machine sizes
- Azure Virtual Machine Image
- Managed Disks and Encryption.
- Redundancy for Virtual Machines
- Azure Key Vault for Encryption.
- Azure Recovery Vault ( Backup)
- Azure Policy
- Managed Identities, Azure MFA, RBAC,ADFS
- Azure Monitor
- Azure Naming Convention
- Azure Tagging
- Azure Cost Management
- ARM (JSON) Deployment template (for New requests)
To help you more with your Azure Virtual Datacenter have a look here
When creating a building, scaffolding is used to create the basis of a structure. The scaffold guides the general outline and provides anchor points for more permanent systems to be mounted. An enterprise scaffold is the same: a set of flexible controls and Azure capabilities that provide structure to the environment, and anchors for services built on the public cloud. It provides the builders (IT and business groups) a foundation to create and attach new services keeping speed of delivery in mind. Read more hereI did the “Lift and Shift” between quotes because it’s important to follow the process workflow to be successful in your Datacenter transition to the Microsoft Azure Cloud.
Here you find all the Microsoft Azure Migration information
App Migration to Azure: Your options explained by Jeremy Winter
The Azure Migrate service assesses on-premises workloads for migration to Azure. The service assesses the migration suitability of on-premises machines, performs performance-based sizing, and provides cost estimations for running on-premises machines in Azure. If you’re contemplating lift-and-shift migrations, or are in the early assessment stages of migration, this service is for you. After the assessment, you can use services such as Azure Site Recovery and Azure Database Migration Service, to migrate the machines to Azure.
In your datacenter you got all kind of different workloads and solutions like :
- Hyper-V Clusters
- VMware Clusters
- SQL Clusters
- Print Clusters
- File Clusters
- Web Farm
- Two or three tiers solutions
- Physical Servers
- Different Storage solutions
When you do your Datacenter Assessment it’s important to get your workloads visible, because “Lift and Shift” with Azure Site Recovery (ASR) of a Virtual Machine is an different scenario then SQL database migration to Azure. That’s why Microsoft has different tooling like :
- Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner for Hyper-V and VMware
- Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Azure Migrate Virtual Machines using Azure Site Recovery video with Microsoft Jeff Woolsey
Microsoft Azure Data Migration Assistant
To migrate your SQL Backend to Microsoft Azure, use this step-by-step instructions help you perform your first assessment for migrating to on-premises SQL Server, SQL Server running on an Azure VM, or Azure SQL Database, by using Data Migration Assistant.
“Lift and Shift” Migration of your complete datacenter exists of different scenarios for your workloads to Microsoft Azure. With that said, Microsoft has for each scenario tooling available to get the job done. It’s all about a good Architectural Design, Security in place, People and process to get your Intelligent Azure Cloud up and running for your Business.
Next Blogpost Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 3 of 4 :
SQL assessment and Data Migration to Azure