So you are all set to take the big leap forward and migrate to the Amazon Web Services (AWS). And when you do this, you will have to keep your business’s existing infrastructure buoyant while coping with the changes to your systems, tools, processes, and structure. Then, many organizations are opting for AWS cloud as an on-demand option. In fact, about 68 percent of workloads shall move to the public cloud by 2020. And majority of the companies that have embraced this cloud platform as of February 2017 had witnessed a remarkable growth from Q1 of last year. Sounds exciting, isn’t it? Contemplating a migration? You need to have the required skill or expertise to secure your path to the AWS environment sans the challenges. Here are three tips to make the transition successful:
1. Create a Game Plan
An AWS migration project involves moving most of the mission-critical apps or full data centers to the cloud and this complicated process calls for planning and foresight. You may want to add new features that have not existed so far or replace some of the outdated on-premise versions. Include these aspects in your costing and also plan other AWS expenditures ahead. Fitting your business processes into the cloud environment is time-consuming and, you may end up spending more on the transition process instead of reducing your expenditures. By shifting to AWS cloud, you can do away with damaged hardware, holdups, capacity issues, and massive capital outlays.
2. Identify the Applications Fit for the Migration and That Aren’t
You will need to optimize many applications to make the most out of the cloud. However, you can remap a few others to a similar architecture like your data center. We recommend that you move the applications and subsequently optimize them to pass up delays and restructure your business operations. However, before you move your app to the cloud, factor in aspects such as its significance for organizational growth, lifecycle considerations, and its performance after the transition. Adopt this strategy so that your applications best suit the new AWS environment.
3. Perform Meticulous Testing
When you are through with the transition, test your workloads carefully. Ask for user feedback. AWS is changing at a rapid pace and so must ensure that you are reaping the maximum benefits out of the same. Rigorous and periodic testing will ensure that all your applications are working fine and helping your business to operate successfully in a cloud environment.
The transition to AWS cloud is daunting. Before taking the plunge, you must know where to begin, what complexities to avoid, and how to stay away from the pitfalls for a successful migration. Choose the right partner who has been through the entire process and knows about the challenges to become experienced cloud users. We do not just use Google Docs but manage a considerable part of our business in the cloud. So if you want to simplify your transition with our cloud-based solutions, contact us today.