A Guide To Carrying Out Successful Cloud Migrations

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Migration to cloud has been credited to enhance the efficiency in operations of organizations, alongside driving innovation and ultimately, giving a competitive advantage to them. Cloud migration has made its place as an integral agent for business to become agile and scalable at minimal expenditures. 

That being said, migrating to the cloud needs detailed planning and the right experts assisting the job. How to go about it? This guide right here will help you get a clear overview of the entire process, and all the nitty gritty details that you need to take care of while going through a cloud migration process for your infrastructure. 

Role of Planning in carrying out a smooth migration to Cloud

 

Cloud migration is a process with numerous elements to it that require careful thought and consideration before the actual migration is to occur. Effective planning is one of the most important considerations in this regard. 

It involves a good understanding of the existing IT environment, business objectives and the migration strategy in the works. Planning is helpful in more ways than one – making sure you alleviate any risks, lessen any potential disruptions and make sure the migration to cloud is as smooth as possible.  

How to carry out proper planning for your Cloud Migration?

 

There are a few steps you should take to proper plan your cloud migration, which are mentioned as follows: – 

Understanding your Current IT Environment

It is highly essential to analyze your existing IT infrastructure right from hardware, network configs, software and other dependencies present in between different applications. 

Defining Business Objectives
For any goal to be achieved, right from cost reduction to improvement in scalability to business model enablement and much more, it is important to clearly highlight business objectives so that the migration aligns with your expectations. 

Choosing the Right Migration Strategy

You can choose from a number of strategies right from refactoring to repurchasing to rehosting (lift and shift) among others, but you can only make the right choice by considering your application complexity, budget and ultimately, your business goals. 

Process of carrying out Cloud Migration 

 

AWS’ three-phase migration process is designed to help your organization approach a migration of tens, hundreds, or thousands of applications. While each phase is a common component of a successful migration, they are not discrete phases, but an iterative process. 

As you iterate and migrate more applications, you will be able to drive repeatability and predictability in processes and procedures, and find that the migration process accelerates. The precise process is mentioned as follows: – 

Step 1 – Assess

At the start of your journey, you assess your organization’s current readiness for operating in the cloud. Most importantly, you want to identify the desired business outcomes and develop the business case for migration.

Specialized tools help you assess your on-premises resources and build a right-sized and optimized cost projection for running applications in AWS Cloud. 

Step 2 – Mobilize

As part of the mobilization phase, you create a migration plan and refine your business case. You address gaps in your organization’s readiness that were uncovered in the assess phase, with a focus on building your baseline environment (the “landing zone”), driving operational readiness, and developing cloud skills.

One critical aspect of developing your migration strategy is to collect application portfolio data and rationalize applications using the seven common migration strategies: relocate, rehost, replatform, refactor, repurchase, retire, or retain.

Step 3 – Migrate and modernize

During the migrate and modernize phase, each application is designed, migrated, and validated. Leverage the services below through our migration specialists, with one of the AWS migration competency partners, or on your own to start the process of moving applications and data to AWS.

What Makes Cloud Wizard The Right Cloud Migration Partner For You? 

 

Cloud Wizard is a Select Tier Services Partner With AWS. It provides a comprehensive three-phase migration process designed to help your organization approach a migration of tens, hundreds, or thousands of applications. There are a number of benefits in joining hands with us for your cloud migration, some of which include: – 

  1. Minimize Downtime

Our AWS-certified architects and engineers design and implement migration plans, identify blockers, and accelerate your adoption timeline to avoid delays and downtime.

  1. Accelerate Application Deployment

Using the best-in-industry DevOps practices, our cloud migration solutions accelerate application deployment, ensuring efficiency and agility in your cloud environment.

  1. Accurately Forecast Cost

We deeply analyze and test the current state of your infrastructure to prevent any over-provisioning and to also keep your project under budget.

  1. Minimize Upfront Expenses

Having Cloud Wizard as your partner in your migration journey, you can say goodbye to the constraints of physical data centers and continuous maintenance costs.

  1. Heightened Data Security

With avant-garde security features included in our services, we deploy automatic updates to safeguard against any possible vulnerabilities in order to ensure a secure cloud environment.

  1. Migrate Efficiently

Our team excels in adept in handling tight deadlines and navigating through complex implementations. We are committed to creating an accurate timeline tailored to your project’s needs, allowing you to closely monitor the progress.

  1. Effective Backup And Recovery

We ensure the seamless continuity of your business operations through our advanced backup and disaster recovery techniques, all tailor-made to meet organizational needs for effective outage management.

  1. Flexible & Scalable

Our approach provides you with the flexibility to choose the ideal operating system, programming language, and web application platform that aligns seamlessly with your unique requirements.

Check out our host of AWS services for a convenient and seamless cloud migration right here.

 

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