In recent years cloud technology has emerged as one of the key business objectives for all the industries across the world. This technology has also been a part of the common man’s life.
Cloud is a key enabler for achieving greater scalability while reducing a lot of operational and infrastructural costs. Though almost 70 per cent of the organizations have a presence in the cloud with at least one application or a part of their infrastructure in the cloud, only a few of these organizations have attained their predictable cloud outcomes. During the time of implementation or after the cloud migration is done, organizations will realize the gap in expectation and reality.
Although organizations are increasingly faster at implementing new technology, many fail to effectively plan for the obstacles they may face during the journey. IT experts and technology leaders need to do a collaborative effort to deliver successful cloud migration.Today there are so many cloud providers in the market, but choosing the right fit is what organizations have to focus on.
In this blog, we will focus on the one such cloud provider who is been a game-changer in this field, i.e, AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a recognized leader in Gartner’s cloud solutions magic quadrant and we understand the opportunities and the challenges associated with the cloud. As Advanced AWS - Consulting Partners we have mastered the language of the Cloud to help customers of all sizes, workloads, and applications with AWS solutions. Our Cloud IPs, solutions, services and skilled resources provide the best AWS solutions for your environment
Is your organization planning to move to the cloud?
According to business insiders, businesses waste $62B in unused data centre capacity every year. Business and professional service companies spend over 62% of their annual IT budget on internal maintenance. This is the reason why there is tremendous growth observed over the past few years
Many of the technology experts say “Cloud is an experience, not just a space to dump your workloads”. Now let’s look into the features that make the cloud an experience, the following are some of those
- Utility-based/consumption-based pricing
- On-demand services/applications
- Scalability, agility, and efficiency
- The app you need when you need it
- YES to innovation
- YES to new technology
However, before your organization makes the jump, there is a need for a detailed migration plan. To dig deeper into cloud migration plan read our blog on “Cloud Readiness Assessment Checklist to Simplify Your Journey to the Cloud”
Effectively migrating to the cloud, needs loads of attention. If your organization isn’t ready to agitate the challenges of cloud migration, then it can be pricey and risky for you and your data. However, understanding these challenges and the way to agitate them before you begin your cloud journey can provide you with an enormous advantage.
AWS Cloud Migration Approach:
- The client will keep host/application in their source environment
- Minimal analysis/validation of scope and application dependencies
- Dependency on integrating service management
- Application and host decommission at source
- No migration to target
- Like for Like application migration to target cloud
- Minimal effort to make the application work on the target cloud infrastructure (minimal application layout change)
- Storage migration will be needed (without conversion)
- UAT - Some level of application testing
- The application will be replaced, potentially to the new cloud-native application or SaaS platform
- Storage migration may be needed
- Up-Version of the OS and/or Database onto the target cloud
- Storage migration will be needed (without conversion)
- Some level of application changes
- Application reinstallation on the target
- UAT is highly recommended
- OS and/or Database porting
- Middleware and application change to the cloud service offering
- Data conversion; Database transition to MySQL, Aurora, etc.
- Application architecture changes may also require Up-Version or Porting
- UAT required; HPC Grid, No ITIL
Benefits of Cloud Migration:
When compared to a physical data centre, the cost incurred for the cloud is very less. Operational expenses are also very low as services like Saas and PaaS will take care of the upgrades and maintenance of data centres. As a dedicated technical team is not necessary for data centre management, organizations can save on human resource cost as well.
Cloud migration allows organizations to anytime expand their businesses or even withdraw few services from the cloud, based on its necessity hybrid cloud solutions such as AI, Machine Learning (ML), and image processing, are the newest technology trends which enable organizations to effectively expanding their business operations.
Higher Resource Availability
By moving organizations data to the cloud, there will be a substantial rise in resource availability. This will help organizations to have better resource utilization, leading a way to enhanced customer satisfaction
System updates require prolonged analysis and are a tedious task for IT staff. By migrating to the cloud, organizations need not worry about system updates, as most of the cloud migration plans include ready to go software updates. So the system updates are automatically taken care of by the cloud providers
Over 90% of the businesses across the world find enhancement in their security, after migrating to the cloud. Cloud providers offer robust security mechanism for the organizations, it offers better control on data access, as it strictly restricts unauthorized user access.
Ensuring Business Continuity
Business continuity is a major factor that contributes to business success, today even a few minutes of downtime also cannot be spared. Cloud providers offer a very quick disaster recovery from any natural disasters or power outages.
Procuring new inventory and storage space is very easy with cloud migration, it can be done in a day or even hours. With this, the organizations will have greater agility to adapt to newer technology environments.
With higher visibility of data, organizations can take timely decisions
Locuz Cloud Migration Services:
We help clients evaluate which applications should be moved to the cloud, and when, by providing a practical roadmap and scalable methodologies for moving large legacy application portfolios to AWS. For selected workloads, we will install, migrate, configure, integrate & enable IT to run the applications in the AWS Cloud.Mounika Raghavarapu March 20, 2021