Once a cloud infrastructure provider has been chosen and a cloud design approved, then comes the challenge of migrating services.
The cloud is now being utilised by everyone from small businesses to multinational companies and governments to increase deployment frequency, reduce IT costs and allow for rapid prototyping of new services. Businesses can take advantage of cloud concepts such as billing by the second, shutting down services out of hours, creating new environments in minutes and managed services to drive their IT strategy.
There are several options available to businesses wishing to migrate to the cloud, varying from a lift and shift approach through to a migration & transformation strategy. It’s even possible to migrate a single service to ‘trial’ a cloud deployment while maintaining connectivity back to the on premises landscape.
Mobilise will review your project requirements and determine the best approach to deliver your desired outcomes. Examples include:
Legacy to cloud migration (lift & shift)
Legacy to cloud migration (a live migration using CloudEndure)
This approach allows businesses to migrate quickly and cheaply to the cloud without changing business practices. This gets services into the cloud, and is usually followed by transformation phase.
Mobilise can exploit key functions offered by cloud platforms to ensure your system is proactive rather than reactive to events.
Partial cloud migration (keeping some services on premises)
This allows your business to retain full control and responsibility for certain services, while also taking advantage of cloud infrastructure.
Cloud to Cloud migration
If your business needs to move from an existing cloud provider (e.g. for cost savings), Mobilise can assist in migrating your services.
Redeployment on Cloud
This approach allows businesses to migrate their applications onto brand new cloud infrastructure by focusing on migrating software rather than infrastructure, and rewriting from scratch.
Mobilise partners with cloud migration toolset specialists CloudEndure. Their toolset automates a lot of the application migration to the cloud and provides near-zero downtime.
It also gives the client a level of confidence in the new infrastructure by allowing them to carry out acceptance testing before completing the final cutover. During this migration process Mobilise will continuously analyse risk and ensure there is minimal service disruption and downtime.
Mobilise offers a full enablement service to ensure a smooth transition and hand over of services. A full set of support documentation will ensure the client has everything they need once the migration has been completed to support their new environment.