Updated: September 2022
When migrating our infrastructure, services, databases, and applications to the AWS cloud, we must consider that migration is an effort of our entire organization, and we must have our capabilities and deficiencies well identified.
“Cloud migration is an effort of our entire organization, and we must have our capabilities and deficiencies well identified.”
Here are some considerations for a self-assessment that will allow you to identify areas of opportunity and specific needs to be better prepared for the journey to the AWS cloud that you have decided to start.
It is vital to be clear about the technological and business needs that have driven the migration initiative to the cloud; it is crucial to recognize the initiative’s origin and its sponsors, be it cost reduction, modernization, service integration, etc.
Establishing the scope of the migration initiative will allow us to answer the question: What are we going to migrate? Why are we going to migrate? How are we going to migrate?
These answers, related to the business or technology needs, will broaden the view and visibility across your organization, aligning expectations and efforts.
We need to be self-critical and realistic about our economic, technical, and organizational capabilities across teams and our culture to mitigate the impact of a transformation as meaningful as cloud migration.
AWS has different materials and certified tools available to help us understand our journey to the cloud.
AWS has different materials and certified tools available to help us understand our journey to the cloud, in addition to XalDigital’s team of architects with a high level of experience helping different customers.
The first step can be done through the Cloud Readiness Assessment (CRA) ), which through 16 simple questions, will give us a diagnosis of our organization and our migration initiative.
We can also count on other AWS tools to determine the size of the infrastructure to be migrated, step-by-step migration tracking, and even a framework for accelerated migration.
At XalDigital, we help you make a plan to migrate to the cloud in the most efficient way for your business, and we accompany you throughout the process. We have the support and tools of AWS as Migration Readiness Assessment (MRA Tool) that, in a much broader way than the tool for CRA, will allow us to have an organizational diagnosis to identify areas of opportunity in which we can complement your migration effort.
Contact us and start your journey to the cloud!