Take your business to the next level – cloud migration
Migration of systems and data to the cloud is now an essential action for customers looking for high operational flexibility and lower risk associated with running a business and storing sensitive data.
The essence of the migration service is to prepare processes and infrastructure for systems, applications and data in the AWS computing cloud and then migrate them. There is no single ideal scenario for each migration, therefore the service involves personalization in order to develop the most optimal solutions.
We conduct in-person and online workshops. Thanks to them, it is much easier to understand and learn about the opportunities associated with cloud adoption. During the workshops, our certified AWS experts share practical knowledge of building and implementing cloud computing solutions in companies. As AWS APN Immersion Day Partner, we also offer the opportunity to conduct dedicated workshops based on the methodology and tools developed by Amazon Web Services (Database Migration Service (DMS)).
Migration Readiness Assessment
During this stage, we verify where the organization is on its way to cloud adoption. We check readiness for the migration process and together we create an action plan, necessary in determining an appropriate migration method. We take into account aspects of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework. In the spirit of Best Practices and design principles, we usually recommend additionally involving the Customer's security team in this stage.
Migration Portfolio Assessment
MPA is a tool that we use for migration scenario assessment and also for planning. It offers many configuration options, as well as the ability to model migration scenarios and generate data necessary for analysis. We perform a detailed assessment of such elements as: migration costs (TCO), selection of appropriate services ensuring stability of the current operation of the transferred environment, as well as analysis of application data, their cataloguing and prioritization of migrated resources.
With this solution, we are able to capture the migration target and use analytics to narrow down the migration patterns best suited to the business needs. The platform gives us insight into the actual performance, efficiency, maintenance, and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of your owned environments. It also gives you the ability to compare them to alternative cloud solutions so you can optimize spending and implement business logic-driven changes.
Cloud Center of Excellence
This is an internal company’s unit or team responsible for developing the structure for cloud business operations. One of the most important roles of the team is to manage the IT infrastructure and implement best practices across the company. Their goal is to support the organization with cloud adoption, cloud service selection and management.
AWS Cloud Adoption Readiness Tool (CART)
CART is a tool we use to check readiness and also to create a potential cloud adoption plan. After completing the 16-question survey, it generates a report that, along with a detailed description, shows migration readiness in 6 key areas, which are Business, People, Governance, Platform, Security and Operational Perspectives. In addition, the report includes a Radar chart and a heat map with detailed information about scoring are included in the report. It also contains resources to help us improve our adoption readiness.
After detailed analysis of all stages suggested by AWS, a Business Case Report is prepared. Report summarizes information gathered during the process. By default, it consists of 5 elements: what was taken into account in the assessment, summary of the planned savings based on various possible scenarios, summary of on-premise costs per year, developed alternative scenarios taking into account the impact of various factors, and a proposal of the next steps that can be taken to effectively carry out and smoothly complete cloud adoption.
Road to cloud by LCLoud
This is a comprehensive document, created by our team of engineers and cloud computing experts, indicating all the necessary steps related to the cloud adoption process. It includes reports obtained during the implementation of all the above mentioned stages. Additionally, it contains migration scenarios and information about any necessary changes in the areas described in the Cloud Adoption Framework.
1. Rehosting (lift & shift, Infrastructure as Service): A scenario that assumes the migration of resources in the shape and environment as they exist on the current hosting. 2. Replatforming (lift & reshape, Platform as Service): A scenario similar to rehosting, it helps in realizing the measurable benefits of moving to the cloud without changing the architecture of the existing application. 3. Rearchitecting / refactoring (re-write, decoupling applications): A scenario forced by a strong business need to add functionalities that would otherwise be difficult to achieve in an existing application environment. 4. Repurchasing (replace, drop & shop): A scenario related to purchasing services for a solution which has not been designed to operate in the cloud. 5. Retire: A scenario designed to eliminate in migration those resources that have no use and business value to be further developed in a cloud environment. 6. Retain: A scenario where migration doesn't fully have a business justification.
Migration step by step
What will you gain, thanks to cloud migration?
This will help you to open up opportunities for you to grow your business freely.
You only pay for resources used, not reserved.
High availability of the solution
We eliminate Single Points of Failure (SPoF) and obstacles to business operational continuity.
Often nearly maintenance-free, where automation is also implemented as part of the service.
High security level
Assured by us, thanks to our security culture and also the technical security of our data centers and daily operations of AWS.
With the ability to create a secure, standardized, and automated infrastructure, you increase your business capability.
What problems does migration to cloud computing solve?
Reduce the level of risk in your business
Migration to the cloud, due to the huge availability of solutions and billing model, protects you from unnecessary costs and large capital investments in resources, such as servers or hardware. Additionally, in situations when you will need to increase your capabilities, you have no limits. Thanks to the high availability of the solution, when you do not use the resources, you can simply turn them off and you will not be charged. This allows you to avoid high costs.
System issues on the provider side
By choosing a cloud computing solution you do not need the entire team involved in managing and stability of the system. These issues are solved and provided by the cloud provider. Additionally, instead of spending time on system administration, your team can focus on business applications that are your main value.
Easy scalability means that applications can increase their capabilities and performance to match increasing traffic or demand for its selected components. Scalability is guaranteed thanks to the large number of regions and Availability Zones from which AWS resources are served. It is perfect especially for those businesses that have to deal with seasonally increasing traffic.
Guaranteed data security
We take a number of actions with the primary goal of ensuring the complete security of all resources. This means your data is taken care of in the best possible way. This is all thanks to specially created sets of rules – AWS Best Practices and AWS tools. Additionally, the Amazon Web Services cloud ensures compliance with all applicable laws and the most demanding policies.
The Amazon Web Services platform is an endlessly growing collection of services that integrate into a reliable whole. Using them, developers and IT professionals can compile, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of data centers, from anywhere on earth.
AWS Cloud Adoption Framework
Our actions during cloud migration process are based on the insights and perspectives provided by AWS Cloud Adoption Framework.
To help its users, AWS Professional Services has created the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF). This is a set of guidelines and best practices presented within the framework. Its goal is to help organizations design and execute cloud adoption faster.
CAF makes it easy to build a comprehensive approach to cloud computing across the organization and throughout the IT lifecycle. It helps us to achieve measurable business benefits faster and with less risk.
The framework is divided into two perspectives: business and technology one. It focuses on six key areas related to cloud migration.
Allows you to assess and analyze business opportunities that will optimize benefits through migration. Also identifies competency areas and operational processes that need improvement.
Focuses on the training and communication aspect related to the team. Allows to verify the knowledge and update the skills of the team, in order to optimize the work and ensure continuity in the delivery of the relevant competencies.
Provides guidance for those responsible for supporting business processes using cloud solutions. Provides an understanding of all organizational and business processes within a company and the ability to verify the results achieved with cloud computing.
Helps design, implement and optimize AWS architecture based on business objectives. Supports the process of identifying needs and changes in services. Systems and solution architecture helps define and describe system design and architectural standards.
Helps unify control and security policies in cloud operations. Following the guidance makes it easier to identify areas of non-compliance and plan ongoing changes to security policies.
Helps understand what steps will be required to ensure system safety and reliability as you migrate to the cloud. The information gathered identifies current operating procedures, and helps determine the process changes and training needed for a successful cloud adoption
AWS services supporting the migration process
Check how others benefited from migration to the cloud
Below you will find case studies of our clients who decided to entrust us with the implementation of their projects. Check what challenges we faced and what we achieved using DevOps solutions.
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