The reward of migrating services to the Cloud is in dramatic costs savings, elimination of legacy issues, future scalability and better sustainability. However, with migrations come the probability that there will be critical service interruptions, data loss, financial loss and reputational loss if a project fails or is even partially successful. AWS, Azure and most Cloud providers have done a great job on provisioning…the issue is you just have to get there successfully and cost effectively. The key question every business leader asks is…” how do I successfully migrate more and more complex enterprise applications quicker so I can take advantage of all the benefits sooner, with the lowest risk to the business?”
At FireScope, we have lived these challenges through our customers and partners; and we have built a view on cloud migration protocol. Technology and process are key. Technology tools are needed to discover ‘ALL” application and ‘ALL’ configuration items – and, they must transverse “ALL” the virtual, physical and cloud environments simultaneously. Gaining visibility into “ALL” the dependencies between these items is critical; including the complexities behind load balancers, databases, storage, etc…not just the servers. Otherwise, what type of visibility do you really have?
Once your dependencies are understood, you most likely will need to adjust, segment and update the service components (i.e. decommission underserved servers, reclaim VMs, change dependencies, etc.) to gain the cost savings and improve the risk level. You should also make sure your chosen migration tool will analyze and assist you statistically in ranking the migration risk by service, so you can have support and confidence to execute your game plan.
FireScope has thought this through and worked with clients and partners on cloud migration. FireScope Cloud Advisor provides immediate visibility into complex virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure to automatically discover and map how your IT assets work together; and ranks the risk for each business service for cloud and datacenter migrations. And, it is quick to install and deploy (SaaS); start producing within hours; and priced for immediate value.
We are launching a ‘sneak-peak’ of a new product offering for datacenter transformation (lifts and shifts; cloud migrations) with a few VIPs with a short and informative webinar/demonstration on Thursday August 24, 2017 at 1pm CST. Look forward to seeing you and/or your associates there!
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