Each inventoried server is benchmarked using several inputs including: CPU and Core counts (accurate even for Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2003 R2), performance data for each Intel/AMD chip on the market (updated monthly), capacity calculations specific to platform i.e. physical or virtual, RAM, Disk and Network interfaces etc. Using these inputs, Movere benchmarks every VM size available in Azure (A0 thru G5). Using the same measuring stick, Movere compare the specs of each on premise server to the sizes available in Azure and recommends the closest match. This is done in real-time without any input from the user.
In addition to this, Movere also captures the software installed on each server it scans and flags products as high-IO (i.e. SQL, Oracle) or low-IO (i.e. SharePoint, IIS, etc.) Based on this, Premium vs. Standard storage is recommended using the actual amount of non-OS storage attached to each server.
Being a SaaS solution, the profiling on Movere is always up-to-date. As soon as Azure offers new VM sizes, Intel/AMD releases new chips, or software vendors make new versions available, Movere will update its Azure VM size and storage requirements.