Migrating to a cloud-based service or platform is a big transition for any company; cloud readiness is complex, with countless complexities involved, the myriad of moving pieces, and the sheer scope of that kind of move can be intimidating.
Luckily, as a leader in enterprise application management, cloud hosting, and consulting services, ERPA is uniquely positioned to make your Amazon Web Services (AWS) migration easy and intuitive.
Not sure a cloud-based model is right for your industry? Need assurance that an AWS migration won’t interfere with day-to-day operations?
There’s only one surefire way to answer these questions and make an informed decision: start with an Amazon Web Services migration readiness assessment.
Why Assess Your AWS Migration Readiness?
Many companies consider a cloud-based management solution as an alternative to on-site systems management for a number of reasons. Rising infrastructure costs coupled with legacy system and workloads, keeping up with the pace of innovation, a shrinking workforce, and inconsistent support service from third-party data centers are only a few of the driving forces behind cloud migration today.
Amazon Web Services, an ERPA-approved partner, is the premier cloud-based application creation and management services on the market, and it’s used by a number of enterprise-level businesses across a wide spectrum of industries.
As a result, AWS is built to facilitate cloud-based management to help companies increase flexibility, scalability and reliability. To realize those benefits for your organization, the first step in any successful AWS cloud migration is to conduct a cloud readiness assessment.
Objectives of an AWS Cloud Readiness Assessment
Your three overarching objectives for an AWS cloud readiness assessment are to:
- Identify infrastructure strengths: Identifying your current infrastructure’s strengths lets you understand which areas need the least amount of work. This, in turn, helps you focus resources where they’re needed most.
- Identify infrastructure weaknesses: It’s easy for companies to be less critical than they should be when it comes to identifying weaknesses. You need to be hypercritical if you want to use cloud-based solutions to turn weaknesses into strengths.
- Create an action plan to fill in the gaps: Pausing during migration to address foundational gaps and implement appropriate solutions costs you time and money. You can save both, and make your migration go as smoothly as possible, when you create a cloud migration action plan that outlines solutions ahead of migration.
Understanding where your organization is in its cloud journey is the purpose behind conducting an assessment, and it’s important to approach migration with as much information and preparedness as you can.
If, after you’ve conducted your initial cloud readiness assessment, you decide migrating to a cloud-based platform like Amazon Web Services is the right move, migration experts like ERPA can get you started.
Bonus Outcomes from a Cloud Readiness Assessment
In addition to maximizing how you use your resources and minimizing wasted time doing on-premise data management, there are plenty of unexpected benefits from migrating to a cloud-based management platform.