December 5, 2019
Moving Your SaaS Platforms to AWS: Four Reasons Why it’s a Good Idea
If you were going on a road trip, you’d take a map app, right? Because believe it or not, migrating a workload to the AWS cloud is no different. In either case, the planning you do in advance is just as important as the journey you take.
A migration readiness assessment (MRA) is a structured, in-depth analysis of the workload being migrated to AWS. It asks a series of detailed questions to prepare you for seamless cloud migration. By following this self-guided checklist, you can ensure no important detail goes overlooked. It offers a methodology based on best practices that can help reduce risk, build a solid infrastructure, and lower migration costs. And by completing an MRA, your resulting AWS cloud environment will be of higher quality in terms of performance, availability, scalability, and cost than if you’d conducted your migration without one.
Don’t embark on your migration journey blindly. Avoid service interruptions, delays, and any of the countless problems that can occur by conducting an MRA with help from an expert AWS consulting partner. Here’s what to expect from an MRA, and how it can increase your AWS migration readiness.
The goal of an MRA is to clearly document what you need to migrate your workload to AWS. It will help you anticipate risks, cost, necessary processes, potential migration paths, and post-migration benefits. Essentially, conducting an MRA enhances AWS migration readiness, preparing you for all situations and preventing potential problems before they arise.
With an MRA in-hand, your firm will be fully equipped to make well-informed, data-driven decisions about your migration and learn the answers to your questions. Here are just a few of the important questions a thorough MRA should include:
In other words, an MRA is the critical first step for an informed cloud migration. And because the above questions can require a complex process involving many different figures to answer, it’s best to consult an AWS consulting partner. They may be able to spot hidden benefits or cost optimization opportunities that may otherwise have gone unnoticed.
AWS has enormous potential to enable your business goals. But first, you need to know where you want your new IT infrastructure to take you. By enlisting an AWS consulting partner’s help in conducting your migration readiness assessment, you can be sure your migration will yield the optimal infrastructure to run your critical applications.
But where can you find the right consulting partner? If you’re looking for one that has performed dozens of successful AWS migrations, look no further than Mission. Our team has developed tested methodologies, documentation, and processes based upon our expertise. Our formalized process reduces risk, shortens timelines, and can enable you to migrate to the Cloud with full confidence. So if your organization needs guidance, let us help. Our solutions architects are happy to give you a free, one-hour consultation and to answer all your MRA-related questions.