AWS Cloud Migration: The Modern Strategy for Cost Savings & Scalability

Discover how StratusGrid's AWS Migration unlocks unparalleled cost savings and scalability, driving your business's digital transformation efficiently.

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Thousands of companies have already moved their data and applications from physical data centers and servers to the cloud. By accessing on-demand computer power, storage, and more from the cloud, organizations are saving significant amounts of time and money.

Find out why AWS Cloud is the best, how you benefit from cloud migration, how to migrate, and how StratusGrid can help.

What Cloud Service Provider Should I Migrate to?

There are many different cloud services available, however, AWS Cloud is consistently the market leader as it offers more flexibility, allowing you to scale your infrastructure easily. It also has excellent security, customer support, integrations, and a partner ecosystem.

Amazon Web Service (AWS) reports average infrastructure cost savings of 31% from moving to their cloud-computing system. You also benefit from a 69% reduction in unplanned downtime in comparison to on-premises.

How You Benefit from AWS Cloud Migration

Migrating your infrastructure to AWS Cloud offers 5 main benefits:

1 - Scalability and flexibility

Easily scale up or down based on your business needs, ensuring that you pay only for the resources you use. This flexibility allows you to respond quickly to changing demands.

2 - Cost efficiency

Eliminate the need for upfront capital investments with a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Reduce operational costs, optimize spending, and allocate resources more efficiently. Your financial management becomes easier with a cloud FinOps team analyzing AWS.

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3 - Global reach

Reach customers and deploy applications globally using AWS’s extensive network of data centers around the world. Deliver low-latency, high-performance services to users worldwide.

4 - Security and compliance

Gain a robust set of AWS security features and certifications. APIs allow infrastructure management via code and integrations for automated compliance reporting and management.

5 - Innovation and ecosystem

Stay at the forefront of technological advancements without the cost and management of acquiring hardware. Enhance your capabilities and accelerate innovation through the AWS ecosystem of partners and third-party tools.

Read our blog on The Benefits of Cloud Migration –And The Risks of Ignoring It here.

How to Migrate to AWS Cloud 

Migration is all about execution. It’s common for an organization to lose momentum and never complete all its objectives and achieve the anticipated value of its migration. At StratusGrid, our AWS-certified engineers have developed a proven 3-step playbook that helps companies’ migrations meet with resounding success:

1. Assess

The first step to migrate your systems is to analyze the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on AWS to confirm it meets your conditions. Then you need to define your budget and the team that will perform the move. You also need to ensure that your project scope is set and that you have the control and the skills required for the migration.

If you don’t want to dive into the project without a partner, our experienced team can help. We collaborate closely with you to gain a deep understanding of your organization’s unique needs and aspirations for cloud migration. This phase is the crucial foundation upon which the entire migration journey is built.

We will:

  • Deep dive with agents into applications and grouping

  • Apply migration calculators for each discovered workload in the scope

  • Manually review and complete reports and other deliverables

  • Develop Migration Readiness Assessment and risk analysis

2. Mobilize

The second stage is to mobilize all the resources for the migration. This includes a specific project to analyze your migration scope, and migration paths for each application.

At StratusGrid we build a solid foundation that fits your organization’s structure, configure your environment with precision, and guide you through pilot migrations to validate assumptions. In short, we turn your cloud vision into reality.

We will:

  • Partner with your teams to finalize architectural requirements and design

  • Plan out and document target designs

  • Identify any service templatization or repeatable patterns to be built out

  • Ensure architecture aligns with your organization's goals, compliance, etc.

  • Plan out mitigations for identified risks

  • Identify assumptions to test during the pilot

3. Migrate

The last step is to migrate, and fully innovate your systems, re-organizing your architecture.

At StratusGrid we take charge of driving your migration process forward seamlessly, ensuring that the process remains on track, avoids interruptions, and accomplishes your essential business priorities. 

We will:

  • Build out milestones based on priority and logical units of value.

  • Plan out work for the initial milestone.

  • Migrate workloads.

  • Repeat the process until all workloads are migrated and your organization’s goals have been met.

Read our blog on 9 AWS Migration Tools You Need for a Successful Cloud Migration here.

StatusGrid is Your One-Stop Shop for AWS Cloud Services

As a certified AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, StratusGrid helps maximize your cloud usage—and minimize your cloud costs—through tailored software solutions. Among the ways we do this are through migration, modernization, and stabilization.

How StratusGrid Helped Jaguar Migrate to Cloud Computing

With StratusGrid AWS migration services, you’ll gain significant cost and operational efficiencies. We helped Jaguar Fueling to improve their reliability and scale with ease.

Jaguar Fueling Systems’ lacked modern systems and features that began to pose a threat to their business. They began to look at how they could modernize, gain control over their environments, and improve security. They decided that migrating to AWS would be the best path. StratusGrid jumped in to assess their current environment and analyze how to best migrate their systems to ensure a smooth transition.

Contact StratusGrid today for a consultation on how we can help you optimize your cloud costs.

BONUS: Download Your FinOps Guide to Effective Cloud Cost Optimization Here ⤵️

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