(Frequently Asked Questions)

CloudAtlas Modernize and Migrate Basics

How to start using Modernize and Migrate

  • Q. How do I start using Modernize and Migrate?

    A. In order to start using the Modernize and Migrate, you will first need to register on our website. Go to https://portal.cloudatlasinc.com/. Once there you will need to authenticate your account and you will be good to go.

  • Q. How to register for Modernize and Migrate?

    A. You can register to the Modernize and Migrate Portal using your Microsoft work or school account.

  • Q. How to log into your Modernize and Migrate account?

    A. Once you reach the authentication page for the Modernize and Migrate portal, you will have two options. Click on the 'Work or School Account' button to access Modernize and Migrate through your Microsoft account. Enter your credentials, and your registration will be complete, and you will be able to log in. A sample overview page will appear once you log in.

Modernize and Migrate License

  • Q. How do I know my license type for Modernize and Migrate?

    A. On the top right side of the Modernize and Migrate page, there is a button with the text 'Already have a license?' Click on that button to access the license type of Modernize and Migrate.

  • Q. How to activate the free trial for Modernize and Migrate?

    A. On the product page of Modernize and Migrate, you will be able to download the Modernize and Migrate tool. If you are already registered in the portal, your free trial will be automatically activated after you download the tool.

Modernize and Migrate Assessment

Modernize and Migrate Assessment Reports

  • Q. What types of Assessment reports does Modernize and Migrate offer?

    A. Modernize and Migrate offers app service assessment, Container Assessment, and Assessment dashboard for a detailed end-to-end overview of the migration process. It also generates assessment reports to figure out the migration readiness of applications, container services and Virtual Machines with a list of recommendations and remedies.

  • Q. What are the multiple database assessments in Modernize and Migrate?

    A. Modernize and Migrate helps to simplify, guide, and automate your database migration to Azure. This tool permits transfer from one database to another or from a database to another type of data repository.

Modernize and Migrate Database Platforms

  • Q. What database platforms does Modernize and Migrate support?

    A. Modernize and Migrate supports SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MongoDB, and MariaDB.

  • Q. Does Modernize and Migrate support multiple programming languages and updates?

    A. Modernize and Migrate supports open-source applications running in a Linux environment using Java and covers 70% of the most popular coding languages, including .NET, Python, and PHP. It also allows you to make changes at any given point during the migration assessment. You can add new projects as well as make updates to ongoing projects.

CloudAtlas Infrastructure Assessment Basics

How to start using Infrastructure Assessment

  • Q. How do I start using Infrastructure Assessment?

    A. To start using Infrastructure Assessment, you must first go to our website - https://portal.cloudatlasinc.com/ and log in with your Microsoft Account or Infrastructure Assessment ID. Click on work or school account to log in using your Microsoft Account.

Cloud Readiness Assessment

  • Q. How to conduct a Cloud Readiness Assessment using Infrastructure Assessment?

    A. Infrastructure Assessment automates the cloud-ready assessment process to determine the readiness of an enterprise to move to the Cloud by providing detailed analytics on the on-premises IT infrastructure.

  • Q. How does Infrastructure Assessment help analyze existing IT infrastructure?

    A. Infrastructure Assessment helps you scrutinize your current IT Infrastructure, determine the cybersecurity requirements , assess the operational readiness of the Datacenter to derive the best cloud migration strategy.

Cloud Infrastructure

  • Q. How to get a complete view of your Cloud Infrastructure?

    A. CloudAtlas provides a complete view of the current Infrastructure, a picture of the on-premises landscape, and cloud readiness using data from the preferred discovery tool.


  • Q. What is cloud infrastructure modernization in CloudAtlas?

    A. The infrastructure modernization report provides you with an overview and analysis of your existing IT infrastructure and identifies digital transformation options, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

  • Q. How does Infrastructure Assessment improve migration experience?

    A. Pre-analysis of TCO and various other factors can enable your workloads and applications to be better optimized for the Cloud, and can also help you avail services according to your budget.

  • Q. What is the core function of Infrastructure Assessment?

    A. Infrastructure Assessment performs scans of your on-premises Datacenter and Infrastructure to identify and list critical assets such as servers, applications, networking devices, operating systems, physical or virtual machines, CPU, memory, and disc information. This migration tool helps to plan and adopt an effective cloud migration roadmap.

Infrastructure Assessment Assessments

Infrastructure Assessment Assessment Reports

  • Q. How does Infrastructure Assessment assess an existing environment?

    A. Infrastructure Assessment scans the Virtual Machines, Physical Servers, databases, and Client machines. It generates an assessment of the cloud readiness of the Infrastructure and workloads, outputting a detailed and customizable cloud strategy.

  • Q. What are the key benefits of strategy reports?

    A. It provides cloud migration options for business cases with cost recommendations through reports and presentations for faster and more effective business decision-making.

  • Q. How long does Infrastructure Assessment take to perform an analysis of an on-premises environment?

    A. Infrastructure Assessment can perform the analysis within a few minutes

  • Q. How does Infrastructure Assessment determine specified needs for my migration strategy?

    A. Infrastructure Assessment has a questionnaire section to help assess your requirements more specifically.

Benefits of Infrastructure Assessment

  • Q. How do TCO estimates influence the cost factor?

    A. Detailed cost estimates provide an accurate overview of cost and TCO for moving the entire Infrastructure or portions of it to the Cloud.

  • Q. Does Infrastructure Assessment have cost saving measures?

    A. Infrastructure Assessment features many cost optimization features, including a dynamic storage allocation feature which can help you reduce costs.

CloudAtlas Manage and Optimize Basics

How to start using Manage and Optimize

  • Q. How do I start using Manage and Optimize?

    A. To use Manage and Optimize, you need to do the following, you need to first go to our website. Go to https://portal.cloudatlasinc.com/ and Login with AAD (Azure Active Directory) credentials. 1. Click on Work or School Account for Authentication.

  • Q. Do I need an Azure subscription to use Manage and Optimize?

    A. Yes, users need to have an Azure subscription in order to use Manage and Optimize. When any user signs up in Manage and Optimize, the user will give a consent on the AAD app. This AAD app will get the reader role only to get the subscription data.

  • Q. Do I need an Azure Active Directory account to use Manage and Optimize?

    A. Yes, a user must have an Azure Active Directory account to use Manage and Optimize.

  • Q. What is the core functionality of Manage and Optimize?

    A. Manage and Optimize conducts the detailed monitoring of subscriptions and provides services related to the security configuration settings, cost settings, application migration settings with recommendations over costing and security following the compliance as per Azure standards.

Manage and Optimize Dashboard

The purpose of the Manage and Optimize Dashboard

  • Q. What is the function of the dashboard of Manage and Optimize?

    A. The administrator can use the dashboard UI to monitor the status of Azure services for all subscriptions, diagnose issues, and provide possible solutions to the issues. The administrator can also define his own set of values for Azure service settings, which will be baseline settings, and compare them with the values recommended by MSIT.

  • Q. What aspects of my applications does Manage and Optimize handle?

    A. Manage and Optimize handles daily reporting, security and compliance, remediation recommendations and cost control measures for your applications.

  • Q. How does the Dashboard help users understand the security settings?

    A. The Dashboard creates the data compliance based on user-created custom baselines, which will help to view the compliance of the resources in comparison to the international standards.

Manage and Optimize Features

Features of Manage and Optimize

  • Q. What are the features of Manage and Optimize?

    A. The applications are monitored against consistent standards and controls. Manage and Optimize provides comprehensive operational cost reports and provides VM consolidation and recommendations in the use of resources to ensure optimal operational cost controls.

  • Q. What are the features that Manage and Optimize automatically facilitates?

    A. Manage and Optimize provides comprehensive operational cost and reports. The ability to automatically snooze Dev and Test subscriptions allows users to lower the cost of cloud operations.

  • Q. What is the best way to get deep visibility into Azure services?

    A. Manage and Optimize provides deep visibility into the underlying Azure services and ensures the settings and other risk management controls are in line with Azure standards.

  • Q. How does Manage and Optimize manage cloud operations?

    A. Manage and Optimize provides the best risk management oversight capabilities for cloud-based applications. This lowers the cost of cloud operations and provides application compliance monitoring and constant remediation.

  • Q. How does Manage and Optimize help lower the Cloud Costs?

    A. Manage and Optimize manages the cloud costs with detailed recommendations for rightsizing, Virtual Machine (VM) consolidation, and resource usage to lower the costs of cloud operations.