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Things To Consider When Migrating To AWS

July 6, 2022 - Matt Wong

Things to consider

Is your business thinking of moving company and customer data to the AWS Cloud? Here is a list that we feel are the key points you should pay particular attention to when building your migration business plan.

Controlling Cloud Costs

On-premises infrastructure involves heavy initial investment, alongside ongoing operational and resource costs. AWS offers a pay-as-you-go approach for over 200 cloud services. With AWS you pay only for the individual services you need, for as long as you use them, and without requiring long-term contracts or complex licensing; once you stop using them, there are no additional costs or termination fees. However, keeping track of all the cloud services you are using can be a challenge in itself! To solve this, transACT offer our own inhouse Cloud Management Portal (TCMP).

TCMP provides one single pane of glass to manage all resources allowing Finance, Operational, Security & DevOps teams to manage capacity, waste, and operations through one management portal.

Data Security

Not all cloud migration solutions can ensure the safety of your data before, during, and after a migration. transACT’s Data 2 Cloud solution provides a Data Cleanse service, in which recovered data is scanned using the latest virus detection engines to ensure that it is clean from malware and secure for access and sharing.

Discovery & Assessment

Selecting which applications and workloads to migrate to the cloud is often a difficult challenge and selecting the wrong approach can be detrimental to a business. Make sure you are prepared when you migrate to the cloud by utilising transACT’s cloud readiness assessment.

Our Cloud Readiness Assessment provides a complete organisational, application, security, and IT architecture review in preparation for migration to the cloud. Working with stakeholders we provide a comprehensive evaluation by working with the Cloud Information Gathering Framework (CIGF) delivering a complete and documented assessment.

The ‘lift and shift’

On-premises hardware can be extensively different for each business. Whilst migrating to the cloud you may discover issues in running apps that were previously hosted on-site. These issues may require a re-platforming approach where you make a few optimisation changes, but you aren’t otherwise changing the core architecture of the application. Additionally, rearchitecting may be a better fit, where you re-imagine how the application is architected and developed, typically using cloud-native features driven by a strong business need to add features, scale, or performance.

By migrating to AWS you can utilise the vast digit catalogue to discover procure, entitle, provision, and govern third-party software within the AWS Marketplace, fulfilling on-premises application issues with cloud-native and cloud-ready software.

Data Control

Migrating to the Cloud provides a highly dynamic and scalable environment, this forces a new approach to how data is analysed and how metrics are collected. transACT offer a suite of cloud management solutions to allow businesses to control, manage, govern, and optimise their cloud environment.

In addition, to transACT Cloud Management Portal (TCMP), we offer optional add-on services to enhance your environment.

TCMP FinOps as a Service (TCMP FaaS):

TCMP FaaS provides cost control and governance to drive organisational behaviour. FaaS empowers collaboration between technology, business and financial teams by simplifying cloud management's financial complexity by analysing and reporting cloud costs in order to plan, budget and forecast future projects and spending.

TCMP Vision:

Capitalise your cloud spend by identifying trends in the demand for your cloud services and detail the cost associated. Vision is aimed to help customers visualise their AWS infrastructure compliance to best practices from a tagging perspective as well as gain a full breakdown of CAPEX and OPEX costs across your entire environment, through powerful data analytics that provide analysis, trending and reporting tools.

 

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