Q: Will the existing systems remain online during the migration to Azure? If we were to put up a static HTML page on these servers during the migration, will the server stay on so that users don't get a bounce?
A: During the cutover process, there is downtime while we actually turn your server off and turn it on in Azure, then run a testing process so that we know that it's good before we return it to service. Typically that runs about 30-60 minutes per server, just depending on how many machines are moving at any given time – but in the shared server environment, we cannot provide a specific timeframe during the maintenance period. If you'd like to redirect to a static page, we recommend redirecting to an external location to ensure full availability during the migration cutover period.