Migration

Cloud migration is the process of moving a company's digital assets, services, databases, IT resources, and applications either partially, or wholly, into the cloud. Cloud migration is also about moving from one cloud to another.

Migration Common Drivers of Moving Data to the Cloud

Many organizations move their infrastructure to the cloud, whether they are the early adopters where they can’t quite fathom with the changes, or organizations that have already matured and enjoy the benefits of moving to cloud.

What drives a business to the cloud?

Businesses are having to adopt digital transformation if they want to stay afloat and important business drivers for cloud computing include being able to compete with rival companies in terms of performance and speed. However, these are not the only business drivers for cloud computing.

1. Cost Effectiveness

Cost is one of the key drivers for many organizations, where they could reduce cost up to 30% after moving to cloud. By migrating to Cloud, organizations could remove unnecessary steps to streamline processes in order to increase productivity or deliver on customer requirements faster. As a result, increasing efficiency also supports business growth, by increasing worker productivity, and experience initiatives, by fulfilling customer needs faster.

2. Workforce Productivity​

The productivity of the organizations could speed up to 70% faster compared to on premise infrastructure. Innovations or any business ideas could start in just minutes away. This will lead to business growth, and organizations put this as one of the key drivers for migrating to Cloud.

3. Business Agility

Improving IT agility, or enabling IT to be more responsive to business needs and react faster to market changes, is a top technology driver for 66% of organizations worldwide. This goal is very attainable in the cloud environment, as SaaS technologies mean that IT no longer needs to be consumed with traditional application management tasks. Cloud technologies are also easier to enhance and swap out to accommodate changing business needs.

4. Operational Resilience

Migrating with AWS helps to harden security and protect your business against cyber-attack. What’s more, with encryption and policy-driven controls you’ll be able to better define and manage your access policies, while preventing unauthorized disclosure and modification. Improved resilience is enabled with high levels of availability and virtually unlimited failover capacity.

5. Access to Innovative Services

From cloud communications to internet of things applications, migrating to cloud can put a wealth of new technology at your fingertips. Just select the tools, features and services you need. Allied with the agility and flexibility of cloud, you can always ensure that your technology suite is up to date and configured for your changing business needs.

Pain points of Data Migration

Before you jump to the conclusion of migrating your current data infrastructure to Cloud, you should prepare yourself for all the pain points of data migration.

While every cloud adoption journey is unique, all require a data migration step, which can be hindered by blockers such as:

1. Disruption

The truth is that few large-scale data migrations are completed without disruption. Instead it’s all about how you organize, define, and plan for the migration so you can identify how much and when disruption may need to occur while minimizing the impact to the business.

2. Speed

How quickly can transfer to move large volumes of data to, from and between on-premises data centers to Cloud.

3. Costs

The quantity of cloud storage that your business may need should be comparable to the amount of on-premises storage. However, this might vary. Large infrastructures may need different pricing, but if you are uncertain, this usually does not apply to your business.

4. Channels

Data is siloed in so many places that it is simply not practical to join it together for analytics, or to identify a single source of truth for key data. Controlling access to sensitive data is time-consuming.

5. Cloud Compatibility

Compatibility issues that could derail your migration. It points out unsupported features, new features, and helps you plot a proper path for database migration.

Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud

Migration Deliverables and Milestones :

Phase 1 : Assess

In the Assess phase, we can help assess your on-premises or co-location resources and build a right-sized and optimized cost projection for running workloads in the cloud. AWS offers services and tools that can help with assessment.

Phase 2 : Mobilize

In the Mobilize phase, we will help address gaps in your organization’s readiness that were uncovered during assessment, with a focus on building your baseline environment (the “landing zone”), driving operational readiness, and developing cloud skills.

Phase 3 : Migrate & Modernize

During the Migrate & Modernize phase, each of your workloads will be designed, migrated, and validated.