Why migrate your IT resources to AWS cloud?

Cloud computing has gained relevance for the past decade, thanks to the numerous benefits it offers. As more organizations realize the benefits of on-demand delivery, cloud platforms are gaining even more traction. If you want to future-proof your business, it’s imperative to consider migration to a more agile cloud platform.


AWS cloud is at the forefront of ensuring organizations access safe data storage. It is a reliable and scalable cloud computing platform highly popular among companies. It has a wide range of services that help run your workloads efficiently. Migrating resources to AWS cloud drives business value and increases your competitive edge.


With more than a million users globally, AWS cloud is a revolutionary platform. You can migrate all workloads to the cloud, including applications, storage, websites, virtual servers, and databases.

Limitless potential for Businesses 


Before we speak about the advantages of AWS specific migration, we’ll first cover some of the major reasons for a business to migrate to the cloud in general. The cloud has access to computer resources and tools that can effectively do anything you need them to do. Over the years, the number of cloud services, from simple data storage to advanced machine learning tools, has exploded. Making any business requirement and complicated process needed to achieve them – attainable!

Benefits of migrating to the cloud:

Efficiency and control


With cloud computing, gone are the days of having to own or rent expensive hardware to facilitate your online processes. With cloud migration, you can effectively ‘tap’ into what’s needed, when you need it, only paying for services and data costs when in use. This removes the headache of high bills, third party services and fees as well as putting you in a position of control, when looking at costs, data access, security and more.

Everything is transparent and can be calculated and organized, based on each cloud provider’s pricing structures and levels of usage.


Resilient Technology


The big cloud service providers run a worldwide, world-class network of facilities. Each packed with cutting-edge technology, improved upon and evolved by a specialized team. This ensures everything from keeping network latency low to delivering near unparalleled data backup and disaster recovery.

No matter where the people who need access to your tools are, the cloud typically brings them closer together, making your business service/offering more resilient and reliable for your end user.


Easy to maintain


Maintaining computer hardware and software for your business is a full-time job. With a public cloud, you don’t have to have employees spending time dedicated to the tedious maintenance of equipment that doesn’t directly contribute to business objectives.

Your chosen cloud service provider ensures the infrastructure is in place, so your tech wizards can focus on driving business outcomes, not business headaches.


Scalable and Agile


We’ve briefly touched on scalability, but let’s delve a little deeper as scalability can mean so much when talking about the cloud.

The measure of cloud scalability simply means that the resources you’re using (or intend to use) can scale quickly and effortlessly, as your business needs grow or diminish. Scalability demands infrastructure, and infrastructure demands a well defined and robust architecture, that cloud providers such as AWS have in abundance. But, scalability itself relies on being agile in how it can scale, and for this we need to take a closer look at the more specific services of agility and elasticity.


Cloud Elasticity


Elasticity is the ability to acquire resources as you need them, and release resources when you no longer need them. In the cloud, this process is managed and created in a way that makes it automatic. Avoiding the common issues of manual elasticity and human error.

Most people, when thinking of cloud computing, think of the ease with which they can procure resources when needed. This is only one aspect of elasticity. The other aspect is to contract when they no longer need resources. Scale out and scale in. Scale up and scale down.


Some services do this as part of their service: Amazon S3, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, Amazon SES, Amazon Aurora, etc. Some require vertical scaling, like Amazon RDS. Others integrate with AWS Auto Scaling, like Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, Amazon EKS, and Amazon DynamoDB. Amazon Aurora Serverless and Amazon Athena also qualify as elastic.


As you can see from the list, Amazon Web Services have a very well packaged selection of tools that are made from the ground up with elasticity and scalability in mind. Due to their robustness and heavy use within thousands of business workflows and operations, the data they have gathered has provided rich grounds to enhance and refine all of the tools and services. This is one of the reasons that we love what AWS brings to the table in terms of cloud migration. It’s difficult to find another cloud provider that has the resource, range of services and data to enable such a wide breadth of functioning services to make customer migration projects work so seamlessly.


AWS leading the way


We’ve looked at why your business would benefit from cloud migration, but let’s look a little closer at AWS cloud migration benefits as well as Cloudpacer migration offering.

When/if your business is looking to migrate, one of the first steps you’ll want to take is to ‘take stock’ of what you have, what you’re using and what you want to ship with you. AWS Application Discovery Service helps customers plan their migrations by gathering information about their on-premise data centers as well as any external cloud providers currently in use. 


AWS also have the coveted AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP). MAP is a comprehensive and proven cloud migration program based upon AWS’s experience migrating thousands of enterprise customers to the cloud. Enterprise and SMB migrations can be complex and time-consuming, but MAP can help accelerate cloud migrations and their modernisation journey with an outcome-driven methodology.


MAP provides tools that reduce costs and automate and accelerate execution, tailored training approaches and content, expertise from AWS Partners like Cloudpacer as well as AWS investment. MAP also uses a proven three-phased framework (Assess, Mobilise, and Migrate and Modernise) to help businesses achieve their migration goals.

Through MAP, you can build strong AWS cloud foundations, accelerate and reduce risk as well as offset the initial cost of migrations.