Cloud Migrations, i.e., application migration to cloud are normally of 2 types,

  • Lift & shift migrations without major architecture changes.
  • Migrations involving application re-architecture to accommodate Cloud APIs, HA Architecture, Auto-scaling etc.

Whichever approach you take, Cloudnloud certified cloud architects and engineers will help you with Near-Zero downtime migration to cloud. We follow a definite workflow for most of our cloud migration projects.

Pre-deployment Tasks

  • Understand the business needs and migration scope.
  • Create the to-be cloud architectures as per customer’s requirements on performance, budget and business continuity.
  • Create the cloud account and setup the access credentials for stakeholder teams.

Migration Tasks

  • Setup site-to-site VPN if required and setup VPC, subnets in the cloud account.
  • Create the necessary cloud services like VMs, databases, storage blocks as per the approved architecture design.
  • Assist the application team in deploying the application code and data migration using tools like import/export or accelerated WAN transfer.
  • Enable database synchronization and plan for the cutover process.

Go-live Tasks

  • Performance and load tests to benchmark the infrastructure as per customer requirements.
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Tests to secure the cloud setup.
  • Go-live with 24*7 monitoring enabled to rollback the cloud switchover.

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