Creating, integrating and managing your applications needs an array of technology advances and services. So, what represents a fully-operational and flexible technology platform? Here, we will try to learn how AWS Computing Platform delivers against such needs and as to why this can be an absolute landmark for your business.
Cloud computing is offering developers and IT experts with the ease to concentrate on the priorities and avoid specific differential tasks and plans. With time cloud computing has gained popularity. Different models and strategies are developed to provide to the particular needs of centric businesses. Depending on the type of cloud services, it offers different control-levels, management, and flexibility to companies.
Migrating IT to the Cloud
Data is the bases of accomplished cloud application deployments. It is a daunting task to migrate your data from your location to the cloud. However, AWS offers an array of tools that can help you move the data without involving networks, partners, and roads. It is crucial to understand the challenges that are commonly faced while migrating the data to the cloud. Let’s have a look!
Common Cloud Data Migration Challenges
There are challenges of data migration that apply to most projects. So how can you migrate your data from your location to the cloud without any hindrance, time, or cost?
A challenge which Global IT Services face is the amount of data that they can move and with what speed.
For certain scenarios, one can use this formula:
Number of Days = (Total Bytes)/(Megabits per second * 125 * 1000 * Network Utilization * 60 seconds * 60 minutes * 24 hours)
For example, if you have a T1 connection (1.544Mbps) and 1TB (1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes) to move in or out of AWS the theoretical minimum time it would take to load over your network connection at 80% network utilization is 82 days. (Source: https://aws.amazon.com/cloud-data-migration/)
AWS’s customers select one of Amazon’s suite of services.
AWS-Managed Cloud Data Migration Tools
Amazon migrating services involve many methods which make your data migrate easier and more efficient. They are mainly characterized by two categories:
Optimizing or Replacing the Internet: This technique is suitable for carrying huge archives, data, or in certain situations where bandwidth and data volumes are large.
Friendly interfaces to S3: Instead of lifting and shifting large databases at once, this method help businesses to unite current process flows streams directly with cloud storage. This method makes it easier to utilize S3 with your existing native applications.
The Process of Cloud Migration
Step 1: Migration Preparation and Business Planning
It is crucial to define your business objective and the experimental results or benefits that you can expect. It begins with creating a preliminary migrational business case. Defining your objectives, and the structure of your data and the limitations.
Step 2: Portfolio Discovery and Planning
Next, an understanding of your IT portfolio and dependency of your data or application is a must. You should start with recognizing the kind of strategies that are beneficial to meet your migration needs. By defining your portfolio need and planning your migration strategy, you can quickly build your business case.
Step 3 & Step 4: Designing, Migrating, and Validating Data/Application.
These two steps revolve around a particular level so that you can design, migrate, and validate each application or data. Six standard application strategies are utilized to develop, migrate and approve each application. Once this level is achieved – it is time to fast-pace the migration and attain the scale.
Step 5: Operate
As the applications are transformed, you conceptualize your new foundation, by switching off your old system and turning towards a modern and a better operating model. This process continually improves as you transform more applications.
AWS Cost Optimization
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud provides flexible services and pricing choice that will only let you pay for the kind of services you require, covering your performance and capacity needs. To help our clients in determining the costs, AWS offers monitoring and reporting tools like Cost Explorer, budgets, and detailed billing reports, which are readily available in the Billing and Cost Management console. Clients can utilize this information to observe and predict their service usage and costs in an attempt to optimize expenditure and maximize their ROI.
AWS’s cost customization services provide better flexibility and pricing options so that you can efficiently manage your spending, keeping your performance, and capacity at the par. With AWS, you can quickly re-size your services, leverage reserved instances, and use powerful cost management tools to keep track of your costs, so you can always learn how much you are spending.
To help clients in their cost optimization endeavour, AWS has developed the Cost Optimization Monitor tool. This solution automatically systemizes the complete billing reports to offer minute metrics that you can find, analyze, and envision in a tailored dashboard. The key-solution utilizes Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) and the advantages of its built-in support for Kibana, letting customers visualize their first batch of data as soon as it is processed.
User requests from approved IP addresses can access the Kibana UI using customer-defined credentials, and start working with its search, visualization, and reporting capabilities to manipulate data from your domain.
After following these simple steps, you can effectively control your costs through AWS’s Cost Optimization Monitor:
Right-size your services to meet their performance and capacity requirements at the lowest price.
Cost optimization is a continuous effort. From the first assessment of a pilot or test workload to mature AWS infrastructures, administrators should reassess and test their architectural approach. This effort is more straightforward thanks to the programmatic functions and access to AWS features and services. AWS intends to help you improve the efficiency of your business while you design entirely resilient, responsive, and adaptive deployments.
If you are planning to migrate your existing system to a cloud-based platform like AWS, Azure or any other similar cloud platforms, Global IT Services can provide professional assistance to make this transition smooth and effortless.