1. Used Azure Site Recovery to replicate on-premises virtual machines for one of the acquired companies to Azure, and then fail over the virtual machines from the primary site to the Azure datacenter.
2. Moved systems that couldn’t be migrated to Azure to an Allscripts datacenter instead, then established a VPN between the two.
3. Consolidated the second acquisition—which had 16 Azure subscriptions— to its own, pre-existing enrollment agreement.
The second company also had 600 on-premises virtual machines, most running older versions of Windows Server and SQL Server. For those, Allscripts took advantage of the Azure Hybrid Benefit and, using Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, rehosted them to the cloud with only minimal changes. Taking this approach also added built-in PaaS capabilities such as automatic patching, backup, and high availability.