This post provides an introduction to the Azure Resource Mover utility. Resource Mover helps you move between multiple Azure virtual resources. You can move resources from one azure region to another:
In order for the Resource Mover to do its job well, it must be able to make sense of the physical IPs and zones. The best way to make sense of these is to imagine an IP changing from a local area network (LAN) to an area network (SAN) or a virtual private network (VPN). When the IP changing happens, the old IP will become the source of an IP address in a new region and a new virtual private network (VPN) will be created. The new region and VPN have a new IP and it must be synchronized with the source region through the Resource Mover so that the virtual resources across regions are correctly assigned.
So how does the Resource Mover accomplish this? The first step is to log on to the Microsoft IaaS console. Once you have logged in, you will see a list of your current resources. Clicking on the “Manage” button next to each resource will give you the ability to move resources across regions. You can also click on “Create” next to the resource so that you can create a new virtual machine or provision a server in the new region.
The next thing you need to do is find a good mover service that will help you with the move. You can do this by searching for commercial moving companies in the search box of Microsoft’s website. You can also go to the “services” section and click on “I’m moving companies.” This will display a list of all the companies in the Microsoft area that provide commercial moving services. Look through them and consider who offers the best rates.
You should take your time when evaluating the different companies to find the best moving companies to help with the move. If you find several companies that are closely similar, you may be able to get a cheaper rate from one of them. Do not forget to check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure you are not dealing with a fraud. Ask for references from previous customers and visit their offices if possible. A good mover will be willing to provide you with customer references.