The Ultimate Migration Guide for Cloud Computing Engineers

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Cloud Migration:

Cloud
Assesment
  • Assess Cost
  • Assess Architecture
  • Assess Security
Proof of
Concept
  • Build Pilot
Date
Migration
  • Leverage Storage
    Options
  • MIgrate
Application
Migration
  • Migrate
Leverage
Cloud
  • Scale
  • Automate
  • Test
Optimization
  • Monitor
  • Redesign
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Cloud Systems Development

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SaaS Application Testing

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Instance Configuration

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SLA Compliance

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Cloud Requirements Development

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Cloud Architecture Design

deployment

Deployment

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SaaS Infrastructure

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Operations and Optimization

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Migrate to Cloud Computing

​Cloud migration process begins with selection of cloud migration strategy.  The application, use cases, and systems parameters all contributed to approach.  Some common cloud migration strategies include:

• On-premises to cloud instance transfer with minimal application reconfiguration
• On-premises to cloud instance transfer with moderate application reconfiguration
• On-premises to cloud instance transfer with major application reconfiguration
• Cloud native application rebuild (decoupling for high availability)
• Cloud native serverless application (leveraging microservices)

While there are many factors that influence any cloud migration decision, it is essential to incorporate agility, continuous improvement, and continuous delivery to leverage the innovative capabilities of the cloud.

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SWOT Analysis

​Strengths
Leverage best-practices application platform
Configured for startups and digital-savvy enterprises
​Consumption based cost model
High resiliency and fault-tolerance

Opportunities
​Significant gain in competitiveness
Innovative platform for new business models
Optimized cost based upon delivery capability
Automation and continuous improvement of processes

Weakness
Increased dependency on platform
​Data transfer bottlenecks
Additional effort with security and encryption
Minimized physical control over data

Threats
Data security mitigation
​Difficulty to migrate off platform
Potential hidden costs
Technical incompatibilities

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​​Current State (Pre Cloud Migration)

​A successful cloud migration requires careful and detailed planning.

• Legacy systems resources assessment and documentation
• Clearly defined project work statement considering time, budget, and resources
• Involvement and commitment of stakeholders
• Consensus with project scope, goals, and objectives
• Extract, transform, load (ETL) tools
• Training and maintenance

Best approach cloud migration approach considers budget, resources, and tools and involves a meticulously well-thought-out plan.

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​Interim State (During Cloud Migration)

​​During cloud migration, the most important items to consider include the following:

• Architectural modifications and adoption
• Planning for RTOs and RPOs
• Move and sync data to the cloud securely
• Accelerated data transitioning and bandwidth considerations
• VM import, Multi-part uploads, snowball, direct connect and FTP
• Extract, transform, load (ETL) strategies
• Business continuity and fall back plans

A simple plan can be more resilient.  Always leverage managed services and plan for failure as unforeseen events and challenges may arise during cloud migrations.

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​Future State (Post Cloud Migration End)

​Post migration strategy involve monitoring, optimizing, and support services.

• Monitor all aspects of each cloud instance
• Check monitoring data against benchmarks
• Consider cloud native monitoring tools
• Leverage cloud support best practices
• Test applications and document
• Create reusable processes and templates
• Communicate lessons learned and best practices

Further application optimization considers decoupling layers for high availability and fault tolerance.

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Cloud Engineer I

3 to 6 years’ experience

$

61

/hr

  • On-premises IT systems discovery
  • Requirements, Design, and Planning
  • Develop, test, and Operate IaaS
  • Implement Cloud Solution
  • Finalize Security and Access
  • Monitor and Optimize
Cloud Engineer III

10 to 16 years’ experience

$

92

/hr

  • On-premises IT systems discovery
  • Requirements, Design, and Planning
  • Develop, test, and Operate IaaS
  • Implement Cloud Solution
  • Finalize Security and Access
  • Monitor and Optimize
Cloud Engineer I

 3 to 6 years’ experience

$

12,800

/mo

  • On-premises IT systems discovery
  • Requirements, Design, and Planning
  • Develop, test, and Operate IaaS
  • Implement Cloud Solution
  • Finalize Security and Access
  • Monitor and Optimize
Cloud Engineer III

10 to 16 years’ experience

$

16,000

/mo

  • On-premises IT systems discovery
  • Requirements, Design, and Planning
  • Develop, test, and Operate IaaS
  • Implement Cloud Solution
  • Finalize Security and Access
  • Monitor and Optimize

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​Cloud Computing Technologies an ​AWS Standard Consulting Partner ​​​designs and implements high-availability fault-tolerant cloud solutions to meet your financial, performance, and collaboration requirements. Our suite of services includes cloud compliance and governance, cloud assessments and roadmaps, cloud architecture and security, cloud migration and orchestration, and ongoing support. Key company offerings include Defense Health Information Technology Services, Healthcare Secure Cloud Desktops, Cyber Security and Risk Management (NIST, FISMA, FedRAMP, HIPAA, RMF), and Cloud Solutions Architecture and Migrations. Our services are available on GSA 8(a) STARS II GS-06F-0787Z, Seaport-e N00178-09-D-5681 and CVE Verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Cloud Computing ​​Technologies, 4939 W. Ray Rd, Suite 4-502, Chandler, Arizona 85226.  For more information please visit Cloud Computing Engineer.

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