Looking for Affordable, Scalable, Flexible Cloud Hosting? The Answer Might Be an AWS or Azure Migration.
Both AWS and Azure support enterprise-level workloads.
That’s why you’re considering a move toward a cloud-hosted data solution.?
Maybe this isn’t the first time your company has dipped its toes into the world of cloud hosting. Maybe you’re already in AWS and have decided to move over to Azure.
Is a migration to or from AWS or Azure the Right Choice?
Let’s take a look at some of the valid reasons organizations like yours give for their choice to migrate.
- Terms and Conditions Changes – The cloud hosting platform has made changes that makes the client (you) uncomfortable
- Lack of Application Portability – Using platform specific appiications locks the client (you) into the use of that platform and limits future options.
- Renewal of Contract – When hosting platform contracts come up for renewal, clients take a look around for a better deal and better features.
- ROI – As technology evolves, features that are priced at premium rates at one cloud hosting service become more competitively priced through their competitors.
- Legislative and Industry-Standard Compliance – Compliance is becoming a bigger issue for cloud hosting clients (you), and as a result, compliance standards have become criteria when making a migration choice.
- Consolidation Requirements – Companies that need to merge data that has historically been housed in separate hosting solutions need to migrate that data.
These are the most common reasons that company leaders give for their decision to migrate their data to Azure or AWS
Is migration the right choice for you?
We’d be happy to have a conversation with you about AWS and Azure migrations to help you make an informed choice for your business.
Why Can’t I Have My Employees Handle an AWS or Azure Migration?
Your’re likely reading this AWS/Azure Migrations page because you’ve already decided that it’s best to have a migrations specialist handle the transfer of your data to Azure or AWS.
Because you know that an AWS or Azure migration is complex.
Let us show you some of the challenges that can arise in an Azure or AWS migration.
- Integration Challenges – Both AWS and Azure use unique, proprietary technology behind the scenes. As a result, the process of moving data to one of these platforms or between these platforms can be an integration headache.
- Security Challenges – Data governance and compliance protocols must be followed, even in a migration. The data – whether in transit or at rest – has to be encrypted and security standards must be followed at each step.
- Access Control Challenges – WS and Azure utilize different strategies for access control, often resulting in the necessity of the entire systems reconfiguration after migration.
- SLA ChallengesEach platform has its own service level agreements that apply to virtual machines, application instances, and bulk data hosting.
Migrate to Azure or AWS? What’s the Right Platform for You?
When trying to decide between AWS and Azure, there are some highlights that you should compare and contrast in order to make an informed choice.
- Database Options – Will you have to alter the database code?
- Ease of Migration – For example, your Microsoft SQL Server will migrate more simply within a Microsoft Environment. Hybrid Cloud Setups – If you’re looking to host only a portion of your data or processes in the cloud and the rest on your in-house servers, this needs to be taken into consideration.
- Current Trends – Which cloud hosting option is keeping up with the most recent pro-business technology developments?
- Pricing – Is pricing geared to CPU time or database storage use?
- Ongoing Management of Database Software – Who is going to care for the ongoing maintenance of database software within the AWS or Azure environment?
Have AWS or Azure Migration questions? Don’t worry. We do these migrations all the time and will be happy to help you sort through your options.
Let’s get started Give us a call or send us an email to begin a no-obligation conversation about your AWS/Azure migration options.