Migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning, you can make the transition as seamless as possible for your business. In this article we’ll look at some common questions about migrating from on-premises technologies like Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform into AWS.
The cost of migration is the most obvious one, but it’s also the least understood. Migrating your existing infrastructure to AWS can be an expensive process and you should consider how much money you are willing to spend before starting your migration project.
When you are choosing a cloud provider, you need to consider what infrastructure do you have to maintain. There are several factors that will determine the cost of maintaining your existing IT environment:
When you decide to migrate, it’s important to consider how much time will it take. You need to start planning your migration as soon as possible, so that you can make sure that the right preparations are made and no mistakes are made.
Migrating a large application can take up months or even years. It all depends on how many features of your old platform are needed in order for the new one to run well enough for its users. For example: if there are hundreds of thousands lines of code in a legacy system and only ten percent of these lines need replacing or rewriting with new functionality (or better) then this may not be an issue at all; however if 90%+ needs changing then things could get more difficult than expected!
When you’re planning your migration, it’s important to consider where your data will be stored. AWS provides many different storage options that can meet the needs of any organization. Storage options include Amazon S3, which is a pay-as-you-go cloud storage service; Amazon Glacier, which offers long-term persistent storage (LTS) at a lower cost than other services like Dropbox or Google Drive; AWS Server Migration Service Storage Gateway, which allows you to create private clouds using existing hardware; and several other types of storage available from AWS partners like EBS and EFS.
The pricing for these services depends on how much data you want stored in each instance, For Example:
It is possible to migrate your legacy applications onto AWS Lambda, API Gateway and other services that are offered by AWS.
AWS Lambda is a service that lets you run code on demand in the cloud. The idea behind it is that you can build web applications using just a few lines of code without having to worry about infrastructure setup or maintenance.
API Gateway offers developers an easy way to create, publish, maintain and secure APIs for their clients. This enables them to build mobile apps with an API instead of building an entire app from scratch using their own backend services or using another third party solution like Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
With some planning and preparation, migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) can be an easy process. AWS is a good option for migrating your legacy applications because it provides many tools that help you automate the migration process and make it more efficient.
With a little preparation, the challenge of migrating to AWS can be overcome. You’re likely already familiar with most of the steps needed for this process and have been planning for it for some time. If you have questions about how much time will be required or what infrastructure needs to be maintained during migration, feel free to contact us today!