Posted On: May 15, 2018
Topic: Cloud & Hosting Solutions
There are currently two deployment models supported by Azure public cloud: Classic and Azure Resource Manager (ARM). How you create, configure, and manage your Azure resources is different between these two models. Understanding the differences between the two is essential to your success in Azure.
Azure Service Manager (ASM), aka Azure Classic is the original version of Azure that was launched in 2010. In this model, each resource existed independently; there was no way to group related resources together. Instead, you had to manually track which resources made up your solution or application, and remember to manage them in a coordinated approach.
Although there are rumors that Microsoft will sunset the platform, they have made no formal announcement about a requirement to make any changes.
Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the newer version of Azure that was launched in 2014, which added the concept of a resource group. A resource group is a container for resources that share a common lifecycle. According to Microsoft, the Resource Manager Deployment model provides several benefits:
Since both Azure deployment models are still viable options at this point, it is necessary to pay careful attention to the features that each offer and your specific requirements.
However, to simplify the deployment and management of resources, Microsoft does recommend that you use Azure Resource Manager for new resources, and, if possible, re-deploy existing resources through ARM.
If you are ready to migrate your resources from classic deployment to Resource Manager deployment, don’t go at it alone, From resource mapping to migration, OneNeck can help with every phase of the journey from Azure ASM to Azure ARM. Our approach is to fully understand your ASM deployment to ensure that the migration process is as seamless as possible. Contact us today to learn more.
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