What are the three Phases of AWS Cloud Migration?

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Cloud migration is a complex process, but it can be made easier with a clear understanding of the three main phases. We’ll discuss each of these phases in detail and provide real-world guidance so you can make sure your project goes smoothly from start to finish. 

Understanding Cloud Migration

Cloud migration is the process of moving your IT infrastructure from on-premises to a public cloud service provider. It’s a good idea to prepare for any migration by understanding what happens during each phase, so you can make informed decisions about your organization’s needs and requirements for each step along the way. 

  • Phase 1: Migrate Your Applications

This is when you migrate all of your applications to another location (such as AWS). It involves copying files between servers, configuring network settings in new locations and setting up dependencies between applications so they work properly together once they’ve been moved into production environments on AWS or other public cloud providers like Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Assessing and Planning 

The first step to a successful cloud migration is assessing your current environment. This includes understanding the benefits that you can gain from migrating to AWS, as well as understanding the costs associated with moving your workloads off-premises. You should also determine if your organization is ready for a full-scale migration process and plan accordingly. 

Once you have an idea of what needs to be done in order to migrate successfully, it’s time for planning! You’ll need an overarching strategy that includes:

  • Assessing all aspects of your existing infrastructure (e.g., storage/network) 
  • Developing an accurate economic model based on current costs and projected usage rates over time (e.g., calculating cost per GB used) 
  • Making sure all stakeholders are onboard with this plan. 

Migrating to the Cloud 

Migrating to the cloud is a process. The migration tasks include: 

  • Data Migration
  • Application Migration
  • Testing and Validation of Migrating Applications

The three main phases of AWS cloud migration are planning, migration, and continuous optimization. 

The process of migrating to AWS cloud is divided into three phases, which are:

  • Planning. This is the stage where you have to identify your needs and requirements and choose an appropriate platform for your business. You can do this by performing a detailed analysis on your existing infrastructure and identifying its limitations as well as gaps in services provided by different vendors.
  • Migration. Once you finalize on the type of cloud service that suits best for your organization’s needs, it is time for migration! In this stage, we will migrate all applications from one vendor to another using various tools like Chef Automate Chef Automate (CA) or Cloudformation templates etc., depending upon whether they are managed internally or externally managed systems like SAP HANA database instances running under Linux operating system with MySQL database backend.


TI Infotech can help businesses with AWS Cloud Migration Services. We have a team of experienced cloud architects and engineers who can help you assess your current environment, develop a migration plan, and execute the migration. We can also help you with ongoing cloud management and support.

We hope that this article has given you an overview of how to approach AWS Cloud Migration Services, and what you should be considering.