We know cloud migration
Cloud migration is a multi-phase process that includes assessment, planning, migration, and optimization/modernization. A holistic, end-to-end migration program helps organizations lower risk, control costs, and simplify the path to cloud success.
Organizations have several options when beginning the cloud migration process.
A thorough checklist can provide a roadmap that organizations can follow to ease the migration to the cloud. A checklist can include the following items and more.
Define the resources and capacity of applications
Create a list of applications, who uses them and how often
Identify key stakeholders early in the process
Determine which applications are cloud eligible
Specify security and compliance requirements
Pick a strategy for each application
Design cloud infrastructure such as compute, networking, security, storage, etc.
Identify the capabilities of the workloads that will be migrating
Create migration plans for apps and their data
Devise a testing strategy before beginning migration
Test data migration and synchronization
Validate security controls
Document necessary changes to be done as part of the migration
Plan the time for application cutover
Migrate according to the plan for each app, workload, and instance
Migrate in stages, executing each wave, then validating in the cloud
Apply lessons learned from one way to the next wave
Optimize and modernize
Monitor application and cloud usage
Optimize user experience
Monitor cloud costs and adjust as needed
Upgrade apps and systems to more modern solutions, like PaaS or SaaS