DAY 8 – Strategies and Tools to Perform Large-Scale Migrations: Part I

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What is a cloud migration?

Moving application, data, and your IT infrastructure resources to a cloud computing environment.

Drivers to migrating to cloud

  • scenarios like re architecting your current apps to ☁️ cloud native.
  • Going serverless on ☁️ cloud.
  • Increase in business agility 🕴️ , improve productivity by 30% to 70% .
  • Competitive advantage.
  • Less physical infrastructure management, everything will be in cloud ☁️.

Some barriers you can expect during your cloud adoption

  • Existing investment 💰.
  • Upfront expenses .
  • Skeptical Skate holders🤝.
  • Application interdependencies ↪️.
  • Concerns of down time during migration ⬇️.
  • lack of cloud expertise ⛈️.

How can you Make your Cloud Migration Journey Successful

Executive Sponsorship🤵

Provides clarity on business propose, align clarity on business and technical requirement.

Cloud First Strategy ☁️

Create a Vision, Motivate and encourage team Members to follow the Vision. Support them in each stage when they need you.

Organizational Change🏢

Define operating model , implement cloud native policies process and opportunities for training.

RoadMap 🛣️

Define your roadmap , Start small and iterate , measure , manage and update the plan

Cloud Center of excellence 👔

Provide centralized expertise and guide for innovation & to understand cloud migration.

Principles and standards 🧭

Guide team to understand principals and standards in cloud migration

Experiment🧪

Ability to experiment and recommendation on architecture will also help in successful migration.

Common Migration Strategies

Rehost or Lift and Shift🏋️.

AWS System manager ca help to do this automatically. Application can be re-Architecting will be easier once the infrastructure is in cloud.

Re-platform or Lift and Reshape⛅.

Adopting managed platforms. Also understand the app and migrate to the right service like containers or serverless solutions.

Repurchase 💳.

Changing current product license to get a cloud native product.

Refactor and Re-Architect 🎛️

Good for business goals like more feature and functions. Most expensive solution , if SOA (service oriented architecture) is required by business this is the right choice.

Retire or Retain 📝.

Identify the resources that can be retired and focus on running and innovate more with cloud.
Retain required infrastructure.

Understanding the adoption Stages 🚸

Image STAGES
  • Project ,get familiar with cloud and understand the benefits of cloud.
  • Foundation , build the foundation by creating a landing zone. An multi account aws environment (AWS Organizations, Control tower is your goto for AWS).
  • Migration , this phase you migrate mission critical apps or ICT infrastructure to Cloud.
  • Reinvention , focus on reinvention by taking the advantages of cloud computing.

MRA & CAF

MRA – migration readiness assessment

Conducted by AWS or partners to understand how ready you are to adopt the cloud technology. It will also help you to understand your capabilities.

CAF – Cloud Adoption framework

AWS CAF identifies specific organizational capabilities that underpin successful cloud transformations.AWS CAF groups its capabilities in six perspectives: Business, People, Governance, Platform, Security, and Operations

Why should we do Migration readiness assessment ?

  • Helps to understand potential pot holes and road blocks on your migration.
  • Scoping the Migration readiness plan, understanding what need to be migrated and what not to be.

How to do an MRA ?

Conducted by AWS with AWS partner

  • identify if you are qualified for MAP.
  • schedule meeting & require attendance of stake holders.
  • Use MRA as Guide.
  • Analysis MRA results and Build Observations.
  • Schedule and conduct out-brief with customer.

to be continued on What are the Strategies and Tools to Perform Large-Scale Migrations: Part II ………