CLOUD MIGRATION

CCS’s Cloud Migration Group can help you design, develop and deliver the right cloud strategy for your company. With deep expertise in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), CCS can help you realize some of the key benefits of moving to the cloud…

Greater agility with IT resources on-demand, which enables companies to scale during unexpected surges or seasonal usage patterns.

 

Reduced capital expenditure becomes possible by shifting from an operating expenses model to pay-as-you-go approach.

 

Enhanced security with various options throughout the stack — from physical hardware and networking to software and people.

Phase 1

Cloud Migration Discovery

Understand the existing hardware mapping, software applications, storage layers (databases, file shares), operating systems, networking configurations, security requirements, models of operation, licensing and compliance requirements.

Phase 2

Cloud Migration Strategy

Once discovery is complete, it’s time to select the best strategy for your needs. There are several options to consider, all of which can accelerate innovation, boost efficiency, and build competitive advantage. Learn more about cloud migration strategies here. 

Phase 3

Cloud Migration Planning

Many organizations face challenges during the migration process. From infrastructure incompatibilities to moving workloads without disrupting tightly bound networks of dependent applications, successful cloud migration requires careful planning. 

 

 

Phase 4

Cloud Migration Implementation

The implementation phase requires  a careful mix of client and CCS skillsets, a well-communicated and prioritized project plan. and checkpoints for security, compliance, performance. Continual testing will ensure a successful implementation. 

 

 

STRATEGIC OPTIONS

As work collaboratively work through the initial steps of your chosen framework, we help determine which cloud computing options are best for your organization. There are four main types of clouds:

      • Multicloud: A multicloud deployment combines more than one public cloud
      • Hybrid cloud: A hybrid cloud combines a public cloud with a private cloud or an on-premises data center
      • Public cloud: A public cloud is shared among many organizations
      • Private cloud: A private cloud is dedicated to one organization only

Once you have determined your high-level cloud approach, CCS helps you drill down to determine which specific strategy best meets your needs. The five most common strategies are:

      • Rehost – Move over everything you have running on traditional servers to a new cloud platform. This option requires you to select an IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) provider and recreate your application architecture on their infrastructure.
      • Refactor – Reuse existing code and frameworks but run applications on a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) provider’s platform.
      • Revise – Partially rewrite or expand your code base and then deploy it by either rehosting or refactoring.
      • Rebuild – Rewrite and re-architect the application from the ground up on a PaaS provider’s platform. This enables developers to take advantage of modern features from PaaS vendors.
      • Replace – Discard your old applications and switch to already-built SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) applications from third-party vendors

AZURE AND AWS FRAMEWORKS

Both Azure and AWS have developed comprehensive cloud adoption frameworks that include detailed models for the initial assessment of your cloud readiness and guidance on how to architect the best solution for your needs. CCS works with you and your key stakeholders to determine the overall strategy using these proven frameworks, which are designed to ensure a rapid, smooth migration.

Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework

The Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework provides technical guidance specifically at the workload level across five pillars – cost optimization, security, reliability, performance efficiency and operational excellence. Partners can leverage this guidance to enable customers to design well-architected and high-quality workloads on Azure.

AWS Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of decisions you make while building systems on AWS. By using the Framework, you will learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud. It provides a way for you to consistently measure your architectures against best practices and identify areas for improvement.

INNOVATE, THEN MIGRATE!

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THINK BIG.

If you can dream it, you can do it. Try one of our innovation workshops to define your vision.

START SMALL.

Let’s find exactly the right place to begin and create rapid POCs to make the vision a reality.

SCALE FAST.

The cloud enables you to develop, deploy and securely scale any POC into full production.

Migrate to the cloud with ccs