26 Jun A Quick Look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration – On Premises to Cloud
Investment in IT Infrastructure is a huge headache for many businesses, no matter big or small. This often results in deviating from the main business goals. Without compromising on your business productivity there is a way to reduce this expenditure and still enjoy the benefits of world class tech network and infrastructure. Nuvento Cloud helps you do it!
Moving your business data and applications to a more secure Cloud platform which can be accessed from any device, anywhere, anytime is called Migration. Your business can achieve Scalability using Cloud Infrastructure Management Services. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) delivers virtualized computing resources over the internet. Other categories of Nuvento cloud computing services are software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).
Amazon Web Services (AWS) – What exactly is it?
Amazon, the parent company launched AWS in 2006, in the Web Services category for providing Cloud Computing Services. It provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to businesses on a pay-as-you-go basis. Many governments are also reaping the benefits of AWS, no doubt, Cloud is making their IT applications safer and stronger.
There are dedicated Server Farms across the world through which Amazon maintains and implements AWS technology. Fee is based on usage, independently or in combination. Subscribers pay for a single virtual AWS computer or clusters of physical computers, in different combinations. Cloud computing companies like Nuvento which deploys AWS ensures safety and security in all your data and applications which are migrated from on-premise to cloud. AWS cloud is much safer compared to your on-premise systems which are prone to crash and damage, and loss of data which can be detrimental to your business. AWS allows subscribers to achieve large scale computing capacities easily and efficiently.
Advantages of Cloud over on-premise systems:
- No more additional costs to power and maintain on-premise servers, the cloud allows you to reduce your energy costs.
- You can avoid huge licencing costs and upfront investments by choosing the right Cloud-based servers.
- Cloud-based server hosting is based on a Pay-as-you-go model which ensures operational efficiency.
- Cloud-based servers always keep you updated and competitive, provider updates are relayed regularly along with service management options.
Why Migrate to Cloud?
In this fast-paced business environment, there is no such question like Why Migrate to Cloud. Your business cannot expect your workforce which is scattered across the globe to meet at a single office or share the same office space to collaborate and work on your IT projects. This involves tremendous costs and cloud-based hosting and sharing can drastically eliminate this kind of costs.
- In order to meet the increasing business demand, resources need to be scaled and the cloud can make it possible more easily and efficiently.
- Establishing a robust disaster recovery system for an entire data centre can turn out to be very expensive, cloud-based recovery systems can be implemented easily and ensure better control.
- Cloud eases your client’s challenges involved in setting up multi-geographic tech infrastructure as part of the expansion strategy.
AWS Migration – few quick and easy steps:
Step 1: Planning and Assessment
Assessment involves Technical/Functional, Financial, and Security/Compliance factors.
- Technical/Functional: Order, Speed and Priority in which data/applications should be moved from on-premise to the cloud should be assessed. Other assessments include determining the type of applications to be moved to the cloud, assessing the capability of cloud infrastructure and finding out if existing resource management and configuration tools can be reused.
- Financial: Detailed study to evaluate on-premises cost which includes, server and storage costs, network cost and IT labour costs should be carried out. This is then compared with Cloud-based infrastructure costs and the cost of moving data to the AWS cloud is estimated.
- Security/Compliance: Assessing the threats and risks involved in maintaining the confidentiality of your data is very crucial. Evaluate security certificates and regular upgrade options. Need to check whether Cloud allows options to retrieve data back to your on-premise servers upon request.
Step 2: Migration Tools
This includes Amazon managed cloud data migration tools like direct connect, snowball, storage gateway, technology partnerships, kinesis firehose etc. There are friendly interfaces which integrate existing process flows like recovery/backup.
Step 3: AWS Cloud Storage Options
Decision to be taken regarding which storage option to choose from the various available options. This is based on many factors like cost, durability, response time, availability, accessibility, consistency etc.
Step 4: Migration Strategies
Strategies vary based on how big your system and the size of your applications are. Many self-contained applications are moved to the cloud at one shot and you don’t have to worry too much about IT infrastructure. Then there is a hybrid migration strategy where only some portion of applications is chosen to be moved to the cloud and optimized. This is a low-risk approach though time-consuming and is suitable for huge systems with various applications.
Step 4: Application Migration Options
Options include host cloning, live migration, data migration, app containerization, VM conversion.
So, if you want to catch up with your competition in this highly volatile tech era, a thoughtful decision to migrate to cloud should not be delayed. Benefits can be summarized as access to modern IT infrastructure facilities, lower costs, increased scalability and business agility, improved disaster recovery and security features. On-premises to cloud migration would happen swiftly with our level of expertise and years of experience.