AWS MAP: the Migration Acceleration Program
As an AWS Premier Partner with Migration Capability, we work hands in hands with AWS experts to support businesses to migrate their workloads and applications to AWS quickly and efficiently. By applying the AWS Migration Acceleration Program, a comprehensive and proven cloud migration program based upon AWS's experience, enterprise migrations avoid classic pitfalls and leverage following benefits:
Decrease your IT costs by moving infrastructure and applications to the cloud, and free up resources to focus on what truly differentiates your business. By migrating legacy applications to the cloud, can achieve 31% average infrastructure savings (IDC #US43535718).
Enable your employees to shift from tactical to strategic work and dramatically scale their efforts by reducing time spent on system administration tasks. Customers who migrate to AWS will be able to run their IT infrastructure management 62% more efficiently.
Strengthen your IT security and increase service availability and reliability, including gaining the ability to respond to rapidly changing levels of demand. Customers who move to AWS from on-premises achieve a reduction of 69% in unplanned downtime (Nucleus Research).
Accelerate innovation at a global scale by retiring your technical debt and reducing deployment timelines to complete projects faster.
How does it work?
Step 1.Assess your readiness
The migration readiness assessment helps us to identify gaps along the six dimensions of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework - business, process, people, platform, operations, and security. This assessment enables our teams to identify the capabilities required in the migration and build a TCO model for your migration project.
Step 2.Mobilize your resources
During the mobilize phase, we build an operational foundation for your migration, with the goal of fixing the capability gaps identified in the assessment phase. The mobilize phase accelerates decisions by providing clear guidance on migration plans that improve the success of your migration.
Step 3.Migrate and modernize your workloads
We help and execute the large-scale migration plan developed during the mobilize phase.
Pre-defined strategies as templates
Based on their extensive experience, AWS identified and built templated strategies that apply to most common enterprise migrations. Those strategies are also known as the 7R’s:
01.Rehost(+) - the "lift-and-shift"
In large migration scenarios, most of the time, applications are simply rehosted. Even then, we estimate a 30% reduction in hosting costs. Furthermore, these applications are easier to re-architect as your organization already has hands-on experience with cloud after the migration.
Relocation consists in transferring a large number of servers, comprising one or more applications, at a given time from on-premises platform to a cloud version of the platform (for instance containers, or VMware servers).
Replatforming reduces the amount of time spent in, for instance, managing databases by migrating to a database-as-a-service platform like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), or migrating applications to a fully managed platform like Amazon Elastic Beanstalk.
04.Refactor / Re-architect
When there is a need for new features, scale, or performance, which are difficult to achieve in the legacy environment, we consider Refactoring. For instance, moving to a service-oriented (or server-less) architecture to add agility and continuity.
Repurchasing can be seen as a strategy where the legacy application is fully replaced by a SaaS - solution that provides similar capabilities.
On average, we estimate 10% of an enterprise IT portfolio can be turned off with no impact.
It may happen that organizations aren't inclined to migrate some applications, be it for cost/time/priority reasons. At the end of the day, our customers should only migrate what makes sense for their business.