Planning an Azure VM migration process: The fundamentals

April 29 2021

Worldwide, Azure customers are considering ways to migrate more software into Azure VMs and to transition workloads into Azure services. While moving an application to a new VM may seem straightforward, IT organizations need to prepare for several critical facets of an on-prem to Azure VM migration, from security to networking to governance, and even some critical organizational challenges.

While cloud migration is not simple, the last year has helped Microsoft, their partners, and their customers to improve and streamline adoption of Azure VMs and other services. Let's look at the most important ways that IT organizations can prepare for a successful transition.

About Jeff Christman

Jeff Christman is a Navy Veteran with over 20 years of experience in the IT field. Specializing in cloud migrations, he has worked for companies such as Raytheon, AT&T, and NASA. Currently, he is a Sr. Cloud Security Consultant at a large consulting firm. In addition to his daytime job, he also has published content and courses for,, and 

In his off time, he loves fantasy football, everything tech, and embarrassing his teenage daughters.

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