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Elevate your Business with Migration Portfolio Assessment (MPA) Tool with AWS


Today’s businesses are adopting cloud technologies to advance their organization’s growth and achieve excellence. Migrating to the cloud requires a comprehensive cloud migration strategy, identifying various opportunities, experiencing cloud migration failures, and incurring losses. Many organizations don’t realize the benefits they will experience after moving to the cloud.

A successful and smooth sailing of cloud migration begins with assessing the current infrastructure and devising strategies to determine the target pathway for applications in the portfolio.

AWS is a leading cloud hyperscaler and provides a comprehensive and proven migration program to help enterprise customers with their migration needs. The Migration Accelerator Program (MAP) helps migrate complex and time-consuming cloud migration and modernization journeys designed to help customers move to the cloud. MAP has three phases – Assess, Mobilize, and Migrate and Modernize, to help customers achieve their migration goals. Learn more about AWS MAP in my next blog.

To migrate applications and related infrastructure to the cloud, AWS provides a Prescriptive Guidance Application Portfolio Assessment strategy. Let us understand in detail the key stages for a successful migration to the cloud.

Introducing AWS Migration Portfolio Assessment

Large-scale enterprises are migrating to the AWS cloud to fast-track their business growth and sustain the momentum. Moving many applications to the cloud requires a strategic approach and an expert advisory team. The application portfolio assessment is a foundational activity carried across the entire lifecycle of the migration program.

AWS Migration Portfolio Assessment (MPA) is a web application that is a simplified version of the assessment process for applications to move to the cloud.

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Top Features of MPA

  • Collect & Manage Portfolio Data
  • Estimate AWS Usage Costs
  • Prioritize applications
  • Comparison of AWS and on-premises cost
  • Create application groups
  • Estimate migration project cost
  • Build a Migration wave plan
  • Visualizing portfolio with dashboards
  • Download the assessment & share the analysis

Steps involved in AWS Migration Portfolio Assessment

AWS Migration Portfolio Assessment helps customers to create consolidated infrastructure data, develop a Total Cost of ownership (TCO) analysis comparison between on-premises and AWS, overall migration costs, planning, and segregating various dependencies into groups.

Gather the prerequisites to start the process, import data into MPA, create dashboards to visualize resources, estimate cost, and migration planning using the MPA tool.

AWS has automated the Application Portfolio Assessment and business case validation with MPA.

How can businesses benefit from AWS MPA?

AWS offers a wide variety of cloud services that can be used to implement solutions for Compute, Storage, Networking, Security, Big Data, and many more. Solutions such as Disaster Recovery, High Availability, Scalability, and Elasticity help organizations to scale their businesses. Moving to the cloud can be a massive challenge in terms of investment in costs and time. Hence you may want to get some accurate estimates for the migration process and utilize the time in implementation rather than spend it on comparing various services manually on much storage will cost on the cloud.

This is where AWS MPA comes into the picture to save the day.

MPA automates the portfolio analysis process, validates the business case, helps visualize the current on-premises portfolio, and compares the on-premises cost to the approximate cost on the AWS cloud. It also recommends a migration strategy that suits the business case (Rehosting, re-platform, rearchitect).

MPA tool helps customers accelerate the analysis of their current IT estate, and it is available for all AWS Select Tier and above partners.

CloudThat's Value Proposition to their Partners

CloudThat is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, helps organizations to assess and mobilize their migration program with expert advisory in several ways:

  • Economical: Best practices to TCO that resonate with the customer help them to migrate with a tight budget
  • Staff Productivity: Time spent manually comparing cloud services and on-premises one is saved and utilized in implementation. This readily increases the productivity of the team working on the migration program.
  • Business Agility: Faster development and deployment of applications. CloudThat’s Infrastructure and Migration team ensures our partners can develop and deploy applications across multiple geolocations.
  • Strategic Roadmap: Our directional business cases are now aligned with AWS best practices, and with the customized training received on the program, we’ve been able to scale our Cloud Economics practice


Many organizations make a critical mistake by migrating from their existing on-premises infrastructure to the cloud. Leveraging the power of the cloud to modernize and redesign your infrastructure can help you take advantage of the new architecture to the fullest extent.

AWS MPA tool helps you reduce the potential for disruption. You can also avoid spending significant time on the migration process as this tool is intended to fast-track the process with appropriate estimates.

It is time to transition to the cloud. Join hands with CloudThat to elevate your business by leveraging the power of the AWS Migration Portfolio Assessment tool.

Check out the next blog here Partner with CloudThat and Fast-track Migration with AWS Migration Accelerator Program (MAP)

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About CloudThat

CloudThat is also the official AWS (Amazon Web Services) Advanced Consulting Partner and Training partner and Microsoft gold partner, helping people develop knowledge of the cloud and help their businesses aim for higher goals using best in industry cloud computing practices and expertise. We are on a mission to build a robust cloud computing ecosystem by disseminating knowledge on technological intricacies within the cloud space. Our blogs, webinars, case studies, and white papers enable all the stakeholders in the cloud computing sphere.

CloudThat‘s vast experience in cloud and data center technologies brings together a robust model for migrating workloads into public/hybrid clouds using agile methodologies for faster and more efficient migrations. This model of the journey of workloads through multiple phases, as outlined below, is put together in a unified process called “Agile Migration Factory.”

Drop a query if you have any questions regarding Migration Portfolio Assessment (MPA) Tool with AWS and I will get back to you quickly.

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1. Is MPA relevant to my customers or me?

ANS: – It depends on several factors. The results produced by the MPA tool are dependent on the input data. In the Assess phase, the discovery data is collected and input into the tool, which details which strategy better suits the customer’s needs.

2. What is Application Migration Strategy?

ANS: – There are six application Migration Strategies, generally known as the 6 R’s. Rehosting, Re-platforming, Repurchasing, Retire, Refactoring, and Retain.

3. What are some common challenges customers face during cloud migration?

ANS: – Security, data loss, compatibility, compliance, access management, and trained resources are some of the challenges many customers face during migration.

WRITTEN BY Anusha Shanbhag

Anusha Shanbhag is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Technical Content Writer specializing in technical content strategizing with over 10+ years of professional experience in technical content writing, process documentation, tech blog writing, and end-to-end case studies publishing, catering to consulting and marketing requirements for B2B and B2C audiences. She is a public speaker and ex-president of the corporate Toastmaster club.



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