SAM Infrastructure Optimization Assessment


But digital transformation presents several infrastructure challenges:
  • Optimizing application and server workloads 
  • Understanding priorities for moving workloads 
  • Legacy systems and barriers to Cloud migration 
  • Migrating from on-premises to the Cloud

A Software Asset Management (SAM) Infrastructure Optimization Assessment helps you select and prioritize your current server workloads and applications to transition to the Cloud while providing insights on the business, costs, and technology benefits. Data analysis also provides recommendations on how to optimize SAM policies and procedures to simplify your digital transformation strategy and implementation.

Benefits of a SAM Infrastructure Optimization Assessment:
  • Helps you better manage usage and consumption 
  • Gives insight into cost benefits of Cloud migration and cost of ownership 
  • Reduces costs through improved operational efficiencies 
  • Helps you prioritize moving workloads to the Cloud 
  • Evaluates your overall infrastructure in relation to your on-premises and Cloud strategy

"90 percent of businesses have a digital transformation initiative to replace physical infrastructure or manual processes.1"

1. 1451 Research, Hosting and Cloud Study 2016 -The Digital Revolution, Powered by Cloud, 2016

Key considerations for a SAM Infrastructure Optimization Assessment

As you consider undertaking a SAM Infrastructure Optimization Assessment, it’s important to consider partnering with the right advisor. This decision can impact the success of your assessment and position your business for ongoing success and management of your technology investments.


Engaging a SAM partner

When you evaluate a SAM partner, don't hesitate to ask questions. Does the partner:
  • Provide valuable experience and knowledge about SAM and data management solutions? 
  • Have an in-depth understanding of software licensing for both cloud and on-premises? 
  • Have a solid IT background, enabling them to evaluate the pros and cons of different SAM tools? 
  • Provide other services such as migration and implementation? If not, do they have relationships with other partners who do?

The SAM process

Learn more about the SAM process and what to expect during a Microsoft SAM Assessment.