Do you need to keep your business up and running round the clock? Just deploy on the cloud, right? Wrong! It’s a common misconception that the cloud makes all applications and infrastructures highly available and redundant by default. The cloud is not a remedy if you ignore the best practices of migrating infrastructure, applications, and managed services.
The Right Way to Migrate to the AWS Cloud
The AWS cloud is not a silver bullet. Whatever your priorities – be it reducing costs, improving resource utilization, or benefitting from new infrastructure capabilities – you need to address the gaps at both the application and infrastructure levels. How do you align your AWS Cloud migration strategy to support your business objectives?
Which is the AWS Migration Strategy that Fits your Need?
How much cloud capacity do you need, and what is the current utilization? How much data do you plan to migrate, and how often does it change? How much downtime can your business afford? We can help you figure out these fundamentals and help you decide which migration strategy is best suited for your applications so that you can avoid costs and delays.
- Rehost (lift and shift) large legacy migrations with a shortage of cloud expertise.
- Re-platform (lift, tinker, and shift) conservative migrations, but wanting more benefits from the cloud.
- Repurchase (drop and shop) projects wanting to change the existing license model and move to an entirely new application.
- Re-architect projects that need to scale and need improved performance and enhanced features
- Retire – Freeing up resources for applications that are valuable to the business
- Retain applications that aren’t fit or ready for migration.
Of course, we could build your applications straightaway on the AWS cloud and provide managed services for your platform. But if you’re already deployed on-prem, and understand the need to migrate and evolve your platform, then you need the right partner to help you navigate your cloud migration journey. Re-platforming by migrating applications nearly as-is but replacing certain parts to take advantage of AWS services is a good start to your AWS Cloud migration. But for true future-readiness, you might need to completely overhaul your applications and re-architect them for a cloud-native environment.
Managed Services for your AWS Cloud
While the AWS Cloud gives you a highly reliable, scalable, and low-cost infrastructure, you need to understand that managing your cloud environment is still on you. As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we often get questions on how AWS cloud-managed services ensure continuity of service and what outcomes this can achieve.
AWS Cloud Managed Services as a Shared Responsibility
Ensuring high availability, resilience, scalability, performance efficiency, and remaining cost-effective is a shared responsibility between customers, experts like us, and AWS. As an AWS Well-Architected Partner, we can take over responsibility and ownership, with a clear and established structure on the what, where, and how of deploying your business-critical workloads. The key is to design, deploy, and test mission-critical applications and infrastructure, following the 5 pillars of the AWS well-architected framework – operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization.
Best Practices for AWS Cloud Managed Services
While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, some of the best practices we follow include avoiding single points of failure, reducing interconnectedness within the global AWS infrastructure, replicating data and services across AWS regions, etc. Wherever it makes sense to do so, we use a serverless approach using services like AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, S3. Our approach is geared towards organizational transformation and optimizing cost as well. We also use AWS’s security services to implement fundamental security postures.
Fundamental Security Postures
User identities and permissions, infrastructure protection, and data protection measures.
Logging and monitoring services to provide visibility and a scalable platform for event management, testing, and auditing.
Automated incident response and recovery so that security teams can focus on analyzing the root cause.
Event-driven automation to quickly secure your AWS environment in near real-time.
The Right Partner Can Make all the Difference
The right AWS partner will help you define your short and long-term goals. They can employ the best migration strategy to help you achieve agility, better time-to-market, technology adoption, and cost savings. Managed services for your AWS cloud and established cloud performance KPIs can r/evolutionize the way you operate your business.
At Mindcurv, we rely on standardized approaches and processes, holistic monitoring systems, collaborative functioning, MACH technologies, and open communication to give our customers the best AWS Cloud experience. Systems are designed to focus on data privacy and protection, identity & access management, network & application security, threat detection, continuous monitoring, and compliance. Our AWS cloud managed services focus on incident management – continuous monitoring through metrics and alarms, high-severity tickets, customer reports – all contributing to ensuring uninterrupted service 24x7x365.
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