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Don’t know how to proceed or choose the best scenario to migrate your on-premises AD server? Our guide will get you there!

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HOW TO MOVE ACTIVE DIRECTORY TO THE CLOUD

Migrating or extending Active Directory domain services to your Cloud infrastructure can be a little overwhelming. Small organizations that have to replace an aging Small Business Server system often have many constraints and scenarios to consider. Amava has published a step-by-step guide which explains 2 common cases: Single Server Cloud AD and Hybrid Cloud AD.

HOW TO BUILD

YOUR ACTIVE DIRECTORY SOLUTION ON PERFORMANCE CLOUD

SINGLE SERVER CLOUD AD SCENARIO

YOU CAN GREATLY REDUCE YOUR UPFRONT COSTS WITH A MINIMAL OR OFF-PREMISES SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE.
THIS SCENARIO MIGHT APPLY TO YOUR BUSINESS IF:

You want to reduce local IT infrastructure to a minimum

You have little to no internal IT expertise and rely on your MSP for support

Your budget prevents the deployment of another local server

Your local computers are domain-joined and must continue authenticating to AD

Your application servers still leverage AD domain services (LDAP, DNS, NTLM/Kerberos Authentication)

Users must still be able to log on to their laptops when they take them home

Users must be able to log on to their computers if the site-to-site VPN is down

Pros

  • Low recurring cost
  • Reduced upfront costs
  • No local infrastructure to manage
  • Retain Active Directory capabilities (Central Authentication, GPO, RBAC)

Cons

  • Increased dependency on Internet connection and VPN
  • Increased troubleshooting complexity of authentication issues (requires Active Directory and DNS expertise)

WHAT IS ACTIVE DIRECTORY?

Active Directory is an umbrella term for a broad range of domain and identity management services under Windows Server operating systems. Active Directory identifies all information about the network, whether it’s users, systems or applications. It provides a directory of all networked resources and helps manage the users’ access to them.