Thursday 6 December 2018

“6R” Strategies for Migration to the AWS Cloud System

Every scale companies have now entirely aware of the advantages of the Cloud. There are so many causes why companies/users are migrating to the cloud; like some are migrating to the cloud to maximize the productivity of their workforce. And of course, the base line for organizations are to reduce reducing their costs. But the basic one reason they adopt to migrate to the cloud is the agility and speed which they can relocate with. With respect to this benefit, many organizations are now approaching towards the cloud migration. The AWS Cloud offers you 90+ services at your fingertip such as compute, storage, and databases to continuous integration, data analytics, and artificial intelligence and many more. The benefit of migrating to the AWS Cloud are expand in your competitive edge, drive business value, and modernize your infrastructure. AWS has entire developed framework combined with the perfectly successful practices to productive strategies and run your migration to the Cloud system. It’s various frameworks operating from the system such as:

  • AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF)
  • AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP)
  • AWS Migration Hub
  • AWS Application Discovery Service
So if you are ready to revolutionize the way of your business runs then this is when you determine what is in your environment and the migration plans for any application. The “6R” strategies mentioned below are basic migration approaches employed and created based on “The 5 R’s” that Gartner outlined in 2011. You should obtain a complete comprehension of which migration strategy will be top suited for particular portions of your portfolio. The point to be consider is that one of the strategy may be best for migrating particular applications and other strategy might work better for migrating different applications. The 6 Common Application Migration Strategies are

1. Rehost (“lift and shift”)
Rehosting can be automated with tools such as AWS SMS however you may choose to do this manually as you know how to apply your legacy systems to the cloud. The applications are easier to re-architect which are already executing in the cloud. The full Rehosting can be handled and automated along with the tools of executing AWS VM Import/Export that helps the customers to choose the complete manual system of application to the new cloud platform.

2. Replatform (“lift, tinker and shift”) 
Big organizations work along with the migrated web servers for managing the on-premises of the AWS system without changing the core architecture of the application. For example, you may be looking to minimize the amount of time you consume managing database instances by relocating to a managed RDS such as Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), or migrating your application to a complete managed platform like AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

3. Repurchase (“drop and shop”)
The repurchasing may be seen as a SaaS platform. This is a option to relocate to a disparate product and likely means your organization is willing to alter the current licensing model you have been using.

4. Refactor / Re-architect 
With this system, the application is architected and developed. Typically, this is driven by a strong business requirement to annex features, scale, or performance that would otherwise be tough to get in the application’s current environment.

5. Retire 
Once you’ve completely understood everything about the business, now you can stop the functioning business. recognizing IT assets that are no longer functional and can be turned off will aid upgrade your business case and straight your notice towards maintaining the resources that are extensively used.

6. Retain 
The entire business gets maintained here completely and effectively. You may want to keep portions of your IT portfolio because there are some applications which you are not ready to move and feel more comfortable keeping them on-premises, or you are not ready to prioritize an application that was recently boosted and then make changes to it again.

You can migrate your application to the AWS cloud and minimize capital costs, reduce support and administrative costs, and maintain the performance, security, and reliability needs your business demands with low cost and efforts. Many enterprises are migrating applications to the cloud to modernize their current IT asset base or to construct for future requirements.

About is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner offers solutions for migrations and have deep experience helping businesses move successfully to AWS, through all phases of complex migration projects, discovery, planning, and operations.

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