7 Cloud Migration Services & Solutions That Help Ensure a Smooth Transition
Transfer legacy on-prem systems to the cloud with minimal downtime with the help of these tools
Cloud adoption is on the rise. Gartner predicts that cloud spending will reach nearly $600 billion by the end of 2023 as organizations migrate their legacy on-prem systems into cloud native containers and databases for increased efficiency and security. Despite this pressing need to transition, many organizations lack the time and resources to get up to speed on the cloud quickly, especially as many of the skills necessary to manage on-site networks don’t immediately translate to cloud platforms.
These cloud migration services will help build the necessary infrastructure, design blueprints, consolidate data, and convert legacy networks and applications to work seamlessly in the cloud with minimal downtime. Read on to learn more.
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Best Cloud Migration Services
Automated Infrastructure and Security Controls Provisioning: DuploCloud
Planning a successful cloud migration includes mapping out the high-level application infrastructure to determine how users will access the network, how security will interface with the overall infrastructure, and more. Once mapped, DevOps teams then build the necessary framework for the migration to take place. This process requires hundreds of necessary low-level configurations and can potentially require thousands of lines of additional code.
Depending on the size and scale of the migration, this process can take weeks — or even months — to complete, and as with any human task, it can potentially introduce bugs or vulnerabilities into the process. This is where DuploCloud can help.
DuploCloud is a DevOps-as-a-Service automation platform built to speed up the cloud migration process by handling the most labor-intensive aspects, allowing developers to focus their efforts on building their product. Because many of the necessary infrastructure, compliance, and security controls are built around standardized procedures, DuploCloud can automate the construction and deployment of these services and on-going monitoring across the entire DevOps lifecycle.
DuploCloud’s cloud migration solutions accelerate infrastructure and security setup by a factor of ten, reducing the total cost of migration by up to 75%. That way, teams can start deploying cloud-native applications as fast as possible.
Read our whitepaper to learn more about how DuploCloud can automate cloud migration infrastructure development for your organization.
Guided Migrations: 2nd Watch
Organizations starting from square one may not know what services they need or whether they should migrate to AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure. 2nd Watch provides guided cloud migrations based on a lift and shift strategy to get organizations operating in the cloud fast and with minimal fuss.
To do this, 2nd Watch walks companies through the entire process, from assessment to designing the architecture, to deployment, migration, optimization, and beyond. They’re able to work with anything from single workloads to data centers, can handle hybrid or multi cloud environments, and are capable of migrating to all major cloud service platforms.
Business Application Migration: Infosys
Infosys specializes in helping businesses move their applications into the cloud, with experience in converting web applications, legacy virtual servers, databases, and ERP systems into cloud-native technology platforms on AWS and Azure. It handles this through a catalog of over 300 blueprints, which organizations can use to standardize the deployment of their applications. Teams can also use included AI solutions to reduce deployment times and maximize the efficiency of resources. In addition, Infosys automates remediation during the migration process, making applications more reliable in the cloud.
Content-Fragmented Network Migration: AvePoint Migration
Legacy on-prem networks have likely accumulated a large amount of data, much of it disorganized and spread out across multiple file servers. Many organizations have also embraced cloud storage platforms like Google Drive or Dropbox and communication platforms like email and Slack. Consolidating all this information into one platform can be a massive undertaking, so AvePoint specializes in a simple solution that migrates these disparate sources into either Microsoft 365 or SharePoint.
First, AvePoint will perform a pre-scan on your migration sources, determining the volume of content and whether it needs to be refactored to work with Microsoft 365 or Sharepoint. Once everything is ready, AvePoint will automate migration, allowing you to track progress through the migration platform. Once the dust has settled, all your content will appear in the platform you’ve specified — Slack messages will appear in Teams, email will appear in Outlook, Dropbox content will appear in OneDrive, and so on.
First-Party Migration Options
If you know which cloud platform you want to migrate to, then it’s worth investigating each platform’s official solutions. They’ll often include migration as part of their overall subscription package, or offer free-to-start plans for new users.
Organizations migrating to Microsoft Azure can use Azure Migrate. Migrate provides end-to-end visibility with an interactive dashboard, guiding users through each migration phase. There’s a wide range of support for different databases, web applications, and virtual desktops, allowing for migration to Azure products like Virtual Machines, App Service, and more. New organizations start with a $200 free credit for use within the first 30 days, eventually transitioning to a pay-as-you-go plan.
AWS features a few different migration services, but Amazon currently recommends AWS Application Migration Service as the primary migration service (unless it’s unavailable in your region). AWS Application Migration Service ensures minimal downtime during migration, as it replicates the source servers during the process. AWS also automates the modernization process with preconfigured actions to ensure they operate within the cloud. Organizations can sign up for the free tier to receive 2,160 hours (90 continuous days) of free migration, after which AWS charges accounts a per-hour server replication fee.
Google Cloud provides a wealth of cloud migration services depending on your needs. Use Database Migration Service to migrate databases to Cloud SQL, migrate applications into containers or virtual machines, or modernize your data through streamlined services. New users receive $300 in credit to spend over 90 days and access to all Google Cloud Platform services, like Firebase and Google Maps API. Unlike Azure or AWS, Google Cloud will only transfer to a pay-as-you-go plan once you manually choose to upgrade to a paid account.
Make Your Transition to the Cloud Seamless With DuploCloud
Building the infrastructure necessary to migrate legacy on-prem systems to the cloud is tedious, often requiring hundreds of individual configurations and thousands of lines of infrastructure-as-code. With DuploCloud, you can optimize your migration plan by automating standardized controls to reduce deployment time and cost by up to 80%. Then, modernize your legacy applications, build staging environments, and deploy to production in record time.
Read our whitepaper for more information on how DuploCloud can make your transition to the cloud as smooth as possible.