Migrating your IT workloads to Azure

Migrating to Azure

So, you want to move to Azure, but where to begin? Whether you’re starting from scratch or are out of the blocks, it’s important to begin the next phase of your Azure migration with the confidence. As an Azure migration is as much about the journey, not just the destination, Cloud Direct are here to be your expert guide.

Tried and tested methodology

At Cloud Direct we poured our experience and expertise gained from successfully completing more than 4,000 cloud migrations to outline the core stages of a successful Azure migration. Our Cloud Adoption Framework makes us a CAF-ready partner, which means our migration methodology has been certified by Microsoft for using the latest technology and best practice to provide a cost effective and streamlined Azure migration for our customers. What’s best is our Azure Expert MSP status provides us with access to Microsoft assessments and funding for you to take advantage of.

Target end state

We review your current infrastructure and help you understand what migration will look like for your different workloads. This in-depth discovery takes a holistic approach, so nothing gets missed.


We build a strategic roadmap recommending the best migration course for your different workloads to meet your business needs now and in the future. Developed around Azure landing zones, which create a secure foundation for your Azure environment to scale.


We break your migration into two key phases to ensure success. The first phase includes quick wins, fast ROI and minimal impact. The second looks at sophisticated workloads, longer-term ROI and re-architecting.

"We knew we wanted to work in Azure, but we needed an expert partner who could explain the options available to us and help us develop our global cloud strategy. Rather than simply focusing on the technology, Cloud Direct’s specialist engineers listened to our business needs before exploring the different solutions that could work for us."
Sanjay Sood - RSM Global

The Beginners Guide to the Cloud Adoption Framework

Microsoft has created the Cloud Adoption Framework, to help ensure you have a successful Azure migration – no matter what stage you’re at. The Cloud Adoption Framework is made up of documentation, implementation guidance, best practices and tools to help you adopt Azure.

We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to help guide you through leveraging the Cloud Adoption Framework.

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