Migrating applications to a new platform can indeed be a formidable challenge. But with proper planning and a bit of experience, the process can become a lot less risky...
Migrating your applications to AWS doesn't have to be expensive. There are a number of ways to do it that won't break the bank. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best methods for migrating your applications without spending a fortune on self-professed "expert" AWS application migration consultants. Thanks for reading!
1. Evaluate your current machines and identify resource needs
When you're planning an application migration to AWS, it's important to take a close look at your current usage and identify areas where you can save money.
Many businesses are astonished to learn that moving applications to AWS might save them a lot of money. There are other ways to cut costs, like employing Spot Instances and mitigating outage risks with CloudOps.
2. Review your applications and determine which can be migrated to a lower-cost AWS instance type (EC2)
Not all applications need to be migrated to the most expensive AWS instance type. Many applications can run just as well on lower-cost instance types. By reviewing your applications and determining which can be migrated to a lower-cost instance type, you can save money on your migration project. Experience is key here when converting tin specs to AWS specs.
3. Use the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator to estimate your monthly costs under the new configuration
The AWS Simple Monthly Calculator is a useful tool for estimating monthly costs for a new deployment. This tool is very simple to use but the results are only as good as the options you choose; otherwise, it's garbage in, garbage out.
4. Short Cut the Consultant!
You've decided to migrate your on-premises infrastructure to AWS, but don't know where to start. You have been burned by consultant day rates before with wild promises and no accountability to ongoing outcomes. Deciding to move your critical business systems and data to the cloud is a big step. You must get it right, and that means not making any mistakes during the migration process. So, you feel the "Consultant" risk might have to be managed.
Solution: Use our CloudOps platform to bolt infrastructure and management tools straight into your AWS deployment and bypass the consultants. We'll help you every step of the way, from plugging in CloudOps (20mins) and having a real AWS hardened professional on the phone. Take a free trial of CloudOps