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Category: Migration & Transfer Services

Manage EC2 Launch Templates at scale during rehost migrations with AWS MGN

Many customers rehost their environments to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service (MGN), and have to prepare future-state configuration for every server they are migrating within each migration wave. When a migration wave includes multiple servers, customers have to manually configure multiple EC2 Launch Templates in the AWS console. For each server migrated using AWS […]

Monitor AWS Application Migration Service in Multiple Accounts and Regions

Customers commonly begin their journey to AWS by rehosting (lifting-and-shifting) servers in their on-premises environment. They do this for various business reasons, including shifting from capital to operational expense, reducing total cost of ownership, reducing support costs, data center exit, and many others. AWS Application Migration Service (MGN) is the automated lift-and-shift service that facilitates […]

Improving Mergers & Acquisitions IT Integration with AWS Application Discovery Service

The purpose of this post is to provide high-level guidance for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) stakeholders on how to incorporate AWS Application Discovery Service as part of integration planning and integration data discovery. This post is part of a series of technical content on how M&A integration teams can utilize Amazon Web Services (AWS) to […]

The Importance of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Large-Scale Cloud Migrations

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are quantifiable measurements that help you understand how well you’re performing in specific areas. For example, from an incident management perspective, you may measure the mean time to recovery to understand how long it takes to recover following an incident. Large-scale enterprise migration programs (such as vacating a data center or […]

How to Manage Licenses for Servers Migrating to AWS using AWS License Manager

We often see large enterprises migrating their workloads to AWS, reaping the benefits of the state-of-the-art migration tool AWS Application Migration Service, and they prefer migrating their Microsoft workloads along with licenses. This post will show how we can lift and shift large enterprise workloads with Windows Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL) using Application Migration […]

Migrating AIX workloads to AWS: How to get started

Customers are asking us how to migrate their AIX workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Customers have questions regarding assessing the current AIX portfolio, estimating the total cost of ownership (TCO) on AWS, and guidance in determining migration patterns and target state architectures for specific workloads.  To accelerate your AIX migrations to the cloud you’ll […]

Use AWS RAM and AWS MGN to Govern your Migration at scale in AWS

Introduction AWS customers consider Lift & Shift as the first increment of value delivery in their cloud adoption journey. Following this strategy customers will have benefits of speed, cost reduction, business agility, operational resiliency, and staff productivity. As part of the migration plan they will adopt a multi-account strategy to establish their AWS foundation at […]

Accelerate your migration with version 3 of AWS Cloud Migration Factory

Today, we’re launching the third version of the AWS Cloud Migration Factory (CMF), previously called CloudEndure Migration Factory. The AWS CMF is recommended for customers rehosting more than 100 servers to AWS, providing orchestration and automation capabilities to simplify the migration. This release provides further automation to support your medium and large scale AWS migrations. […]

AWS offerings available to support your cloud migration

With over a million active customers, AWS has experience helping organizations of all sizes migrate workloads to the cloud. A common theme is that selecting the right tools is crucial for reducing risk and enabling a reliable migration. In this blog post, I will select some of the most popular AWS migration tools and outline […]

Find Your Business Domains to Start Refactoring Monolithic Applications

This post is an introduction to Domain-Driven Design on AWS. It provides guidance on how to identify business domains within legacy monolithic applications, and how these can be decomposed into a collection of microservices. Starting with a Domain-Driven Design for your microservices will help you garner the benefits of cloud scale in your newly refactored […]