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Understanding Migration and Modernization to Increase Business Value with AWS

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Moving to the cloud is not a buzzword anymore. IT leaders are moving to the cloud to make businesses scalable and profitable in the long run. However, the question is understanding the process, planning, strategizing, and mapping it to futuristic business requirements. While industry leaders choose to modernize their applications, they must know the right questions to ask their cloud vendors. They are:

  • Global Infrastructure: What are the underlying architecture and design to enable High Availability and synchronous replication?
  • Security: How many third-party attestations and security features do the vendors have? Do they have international customers that can attest to this?
  • Innovation: Is the vendor investing in long-term and demonstrated capabilities with reference customers taking advantage of the innovative service?
  • Cost: What is the company’s philosophy when it comes to cost? Are the scalability economies for the long term, or is it undercutting the market? Are these credits for the short term? Have you evaluated the feature price across vendors?
  • Business Continuity: Does any business impact current business during the Migration implementation?

Maximizing Business Value with Modernization

Modernization is the process of updating and improving existing applications and systems to take advantage of the latest technologies and services available in the cloud.

Organizations worldwide are moving to a cloud-based infrastructure to increase IT agility, nearly unlimited scalability, improve reliability, and lower costs. Moving to the cloud allows customers to innovate faster because they can focus their highly valuable IT resources on developing applications that differentiate their business and transform customer experiences. When deciding which cloud provider to select, companies often base their decision on the quality, performance, and scale of the provider’s global data center infrastructure. Companies want to trust their assets and IT infrastructure to a provider with the most advanced systems, security, processes, and controls in place to deliver the performance, experience, and business return the largest corporations need. With cloud computing, AWS manages and maintains the technology infrastructure in a secure environment, and businesses access these resources via the Internet to develop and run their applications.

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AWS Migration and Modernization Technique

Modernization is the refactoring of legacy technology by combining modern infrastructure, architecture, and organizational patterns to maximize resiliency, engineering efficiency, and business agility.

Cloud Migration is moving data, services, and other business components to a cloud computing environment, boosting efficiency and scalability while helping the organization save IT costs.

Many compelling reasons exist to migrate applications from on-premises to the cloud and change how it is delivered and consumed across the organization. Cloud is fundamentally changing how business is conducted, quickly enabling companies to go global, launch new products, and modernize their businesses.

While every business may have a different approach towards Migration, there is a standardization in the process that can be common across industries:

This process can generally be broken into three phases of activities:

  1. Assess: AWS provides many tools and services that can be used to assess customers’ current readiness for operating in the cloud. Migration Readiness Assessment is gaining insights into how far along you are in your cloud journey, understanding your existing cloud-readiness strengths and weaknesses, and building an action plan to close identified gaps.
  2. Mobilize: A detailed migration plan and a refined business case are developed in the ‘Mobilize’ phase. A robust and realistic migration plan with a deeper understanding of interdependencies between customers’ applications can help build migration strategies to meet the organization’s business objectives. AWS tools such as AWS Application Delivery Service can be leveraged to drive smarter migration choices. AWS Migration Hub automates the planning and tracking of application migrations across multiple AWS and partner tools, allowing customers to choose the migration tools that best fit their needs.
  3. Migrate and Modernize: Many organizations use Migration to modernize their business by refactoring their legacy technology portfolio. Customers take this opportunity to modernize, accelerate innovation and increase agility, resiliency, and efficiency to transform their business journey into the market and achieve desirable outcomes.

Tips and Best practices for Successful Cloud Migration

  1. Plan and create a detailed migration plan.
  2. Test and validate the migration process before going live.
  3. Monitor the migration process and performance of the migrated applications.
  4. Automate the migration process where possible.
  5. Utilize the right tools and services to ensure a successful migration.
  6. Ensure the migrated applications are secure and compliant with industry standards.
  7. Regularly review and update the migration process to ensure optimal performance.

Use Cases

  1. A Demand Planning Software Company, BlueRidge Speeds Up Time-to-Market & Optimizes Cost with DevOps Practices. Customers solved its slow-release cycle, operational cost exceeding budget, and lack of transparency challenges by automating their continuous integration and deployment pipeline through AWS DevOps implementation.

Read the case study here: A Demand Planning Software Company Speeds Up Time-to-Market & Optimizes Cost with DevOps Practices

  1. A FinTech Solution Provider Adopts DevOps Practices to Release New Features with Zero-downtime. BeyondSquare Solutions business growth is fostered by setting up a multi-environment for application deployment by satisfying the organizational SLAs and internal process framework.

Read more here: A FinTech Solution Provider Adopts DevOps Practices to Release New Features with Zero-downtime

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1. What are the different types of cloud migration?

ANS: – There are several types of cloud migration, including lift and shift, re-platforming, application refactoring, and cloud-native development.

2. What are some common challenges of cloud migration?

ANS: – Data security, system compatibility, regulatory compliance, and trained resources are some of the common challenges organizations face.

3. What is the time taken for cloud migration?

ANS: – The duration of cloud migration varies depending on the size and complexity of the organization’s IT infrastructure and the chosen migration strategy. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

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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