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Planning and evaluation are the first steps in the AWS cloud migration process. Three different processes are involved in this step. To determine the expenses associated with moving data to the AWS cloud, a financial assessment is first required. Comparing the financial effects of the on-premises centre and cloud-based infrastructure may require a complete and meticulous investigation. The term "on-premises costs" typically refers to the price of a server, storage, and network as well as the cost of IT staff. Security and compliance assessment is the subject of the following evaluation procedure in this stage. The earliest participation of security auditors and consultants is specifically mentioned as the best practise for AWS migration in this regard. Due to the significant difficulties associated with data protection, security and compliance evaluation are crucial. Data security presents formidable challenges, thereby implying the importance of security and compliance assessment. You need to develop an idea about threats and risks for your data and use it for the classification of data.
Based on the level of threat and risk, you can decide about the datasets which are suitable for cloud migration. You should also try to evaluate your overall risk tolerance and options for recovering data from the AWS cloud. The final process in the planning and assessment step refers to technical and functional assessment. This phase involves understanding the strategic and architectural fit of applications for the cloud.
Technical and functional assessment involves identifying applications for moving first to the cloud and possibilities for reusing current tools for resource management and configuration. The other factors in this assessment process for AWS migration include methods for excluding hardware, network, and software support contracts.
The choice of the AWS migration strategy is the next crucial consideration in the process of moving to the AWS cloud. In this situation, you can choose between two different solutions. Both a Lift and Shift migration approach and a hybrid migration strategy are employed. Applications that are tightly connected, stateless, or standalone are best suited for Lift and Shift migration to migration method.
For large systems with numerous applications, a hybrid migration technique is optimal. The configuration and creation of an Application Migration Instance is a major concern at this point in the migration process. The necessity of a configuration management procedure should also be emphasized.
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Many roads lead to the cloud But getting it wrong means disruption to your business and a long wait for any benefits as Migrating workloads is a complicated process.
With years of experience as a reputable SI and cloud service provider, we have vast portfolio of migration services which includes application migration, database migration, data warehouse migration, and windows workload migration to AWS. That provides simple to complex migration solutions to variety of customers, which helps them to achieve improved performance, lower and more visible costs, scalability, agility, and stronger security. As a result, you get enhanced customer experience and tangible benefits to your business and get the most from your technology, your data, and best of all, your people. in today’s digitally driven world. We combine practical experience with technology & business strategy to help you embark on a smooth cloud migration journey.
HSI offers a dedicated cloud architect and senior-level technical cloud engineer to ensure every detail of both the technical and business sides of your cloud migration are attended to. As a result, from HSI, your organization will receive a Cloud Adoption Strategy & Roadmap containing recommended cloud hosting platform(s) and target state cloud architecture diagrams.
In-depth assessment of your business needs and challenges for your environment including identification of apps that needs to be migrated along with Storage requirements as well for the apps or for critical data. The areas covered in the assessment include security and compliance, operational model, migration plan and business plan. At the end of assessment, a report with gaps analysis and priorities is presented to help you to better prepare for the migration.
In this phase we prepare a detailed presentation along with project plan which includes the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), ROI (Return of Investment). Time estimation, cost, complexity, risk, migration approach and reward of workload migration for your organisation. This exercise is done by our team of AWS experts who have experienced in migrating small to large and complex workloads.
Here 2 most significant factors are first the connection between the on-premises environment and the cloud platform will be the backbone of the migration process. HSI establishes a secure and reliable connection to ensure that data and applications can be transferred smoothly and securely based on customer needs.
Second The landing zone - created during this phase of the migration - constitutes everything that is required to set up the target environment for running migrated workloads. The migration approach facilitates creating a new landing zone from scratch, but some organisations may have a pre-existing target environment, which we would assess for suitability for receiving the migration workloads and adapt as required.
the best way to validate assumptions before undertaking migration is to carry out proofs of concept, revisiting the migration plan to refine and incorporate any lessons learnt. So prior to migrating the entire environment to the cloud, HSI test the migration process and validate that the cloud platform is configured correctly and meets the organization's needs. HSI conducts small scale POC /UAT of migration with limited set of data and applications to the cloud and testing them to ensure that they function as expected. Once the POC is completed and validated by customer HSI will conduct the full-scale migration to cloud.
To truly deliver value through modernising technology, organisations must create a culture of continuous improvement. ‘Improve’ is therefore a set of activities you must continue to revisit to manage change and deliver value. Our approach is to onboard the environment for managed services after migration is completed which helps in Identifying how to improve speed and efficiency of deployments along with continuous monitoring and managing the cloud environment to ensure that it continues to meet the organization's needs. This may involve monitoring usage, managing access, and implementing updates and upgrades and security audits. HSI takes care of both infrastructure monitoring and application monitoring as per the customer need.
HSI uses automated tools and processes to streamline the migration process at every stage of Migration and reduce the risk of errors or disruptions. We use cloud-native migration tools or custom-built scripts to discover, accessing, automate data transfer and application deployment.
As part of the planning process, we evaluate which migration scenarios would be best fit for you and your existing IT landscape and applications. We can already draw on experience from other migration projects, from rehost to full rebuild.
1:1 transfer to the AWS cloud, can be automated by migration tools. This approach is considered an effective way to reduce high on-premise costs in the short term. No further cloud optimizations are achieved.
Applications are adapted for the PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) layer of AWS. Re-encryption is accepted to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud.
Move to a new application version or another solution, changing the existing license model (e.g. SaaS)
A legacy application is extended and adapted by using cloud-native services. In this way, newer functions can be added and better scaling and performance can be achieved.
An application is completely redeveloped in the cloud. It is redesigned with cloud-native frameworks and features to maximize the benefits of the cloud.