Want to Save on Your AWS Cloud Migration? These Programs Can Help!

Migrating to AWS doesn't have to break the bank! Discover how AWS migration programs can help you cut costs and streamline your move to the cloud.



Migrating to the cloud is a big decision, but the initial migration costs can seem intimidating. But what if you could not only gracefully streamline your migration process but also save money while doing it? 

AWS understands the cost challenges in cloud migrations and offers a suite of programs designed to make your cloud transition as smooth and cost-effective as possible.

Let's explore these valuable programs and how they can make your cloud journey more affordable.

Your AWS Migration Savings Toolkit

AWS has designed several solutions to support your organization throughout your migration journey by providing financial incentives, technical expertise, and migration tools. 

By leveraging these programs, organizations can achieve a cost-effective and streamlined migration to the AWS cloud.

Learn about How Your Company Can Benefit from the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) in our blog.

1. AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP)

The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is a comprehensive, proven cloud migration initiative based on AWS’s extensive experience in migrating thousands of enterprise customers.

AWS MAP provides enterprises undertaking substantial cloud migrations with tools to reduce costs, as well as automate and speed up implementation. AWS MAP also offers tailored training approaches, expertise from AWS Partner Network partners, and AWS investment opportunities.

The methodology of MAP helps you assess your existing setup, carefully plan your migration, and carry it out effectively while maximizing your workloads on AWS.

StratusGrid can help you benefit from the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP). Let’s talk about incentives, resources, and proven methods to streamline your migration process now!

2. AWS Windows Migration Accelerator

If your infrastructure includes Windows servers, the AWS Windows Migration Accelerator program is tailor-made for you. By utilizing the Application Migration Service for your migration, you can qualify for AWS Promotional Credits to offset your migration costs. 

The more servers you migrate, the greater the financial benefit you receive.

We can help you enjoy the benefits of moving to the AWS cloud. Book a call with StratusGrid to get started with the AWS Windows Migration Accelerator program ASAP!

3. End-of-Support Migration Program (EMP) for Windows Server

Many organizations struggle to maintain legacy applications running on unsupported Windows Server versions. The End-of-Support Migration Program (EMP) for Windows Server offers a solution by providing tools that enable you to migrate these applications to newer, supported versions on AWS without the need for complex code changes. 

Leveraging these tools ensures your critical applications remain secure, functional, and compliant.

Are you looking to move to the AWS cloud? Contact us at StratusGrid to start assessing your current situation and build a migration plan that works for you.

4. AWS Database Freedom Program

Database migration can be complex, but AWS simplifies the process with the AWS Database Freedom Program. This program offers technical guidance, migration support, and financial incentives to facilitate your transition to AWS's robust and cost-effective database and analytics services.

AWS can help assess your systems, recommend a migration path, and help you execute the migration through an AWS Premier Tier Partner such as StratusGrid.

Practical Tips for a Cost-Effective Migration to the AWS Cloud

While AWS migration programs pave the way for a smooth transition, your journey toward cost efficiency doesn't end there. Think of it as optimizing your travel budget—even with a great deal on flights and hotels, you still need to be mindful of daily expenses. 

Similarly, once you're on AWS, a proactive approach to cost management can unlock even greater savings.

  • Rightsize: Carefully evaluate your workload requirements and select the appropriate AWS resources to avoid unnecessary expenses. Imagine buying a suit that's three sizes too big—it's uncomfortable and wasteful. The same principle applies to your AWS resources. Rightsizing means selecting the right "fit" for your workloads. 
  • Uses Reserved Instances and Savings Plans: Utilize these pricing models to secure discounts for predictable workloads. If your workloads are predictable, AWS offers a rewards program for your loyalty. Reserved Instances (RIs) and Savings Plans allow you to commit to a certain level of usage in exchange for significant discounts.
  • Leverage Cost Optimization Tools: Leverage AWS Cost Explorer and Trusted Advisor to monitor your cloud spending and identify opportunities for optimization. These tools help you identify cost anomalies, track trends, and get recommendations for rightsizing and utilizing cost-effective services. If you want a more comprehensive tool, take a look at StratusGrid’s Stratusphere FinOps. This AWS cloud cost management software can give you actionable insights ranked by level of effort to help you optimize your AWS spending.
  • Implement Cloud Financial Management: Implement best practices for budgeting and cost allocation to maintain control over your cloud expenses. Just as you'd create a budget for a vacation, it's crucial to establish a solid cloud financial management plan. By staying on top of your cloud finances, you'll avoid unpleasant surprises and keep your cloud journey enjoyable and financially sustainable.

Remember, cost optimization isn't a one-time activity. It's an ongoing process that requires continuous monitoring, analysis, and adjustments. 

StratusGrid: Your Trusted Guide to AWS Migration Success

At StratusGrid, we specialize in helping organizations navigate the complexities of AWS cloud migration. Our team of experts can assess your current environment, develop a tailored migration plan, and execute a seamless and cost-effective transition to AWS. 

Ready to embark on your AWS journey? Contact StratusGrid today for a consultation and discover how we can help you leverage AWS migration programs to unlock cost savings and drive business success.

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