AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Migration & Transfer Services

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Accelerate your Migration with AWS Application Migration Service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the sunsetting of CloudEndure Migration and AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS), both used primarily for accelerating lift-and-shift (re-host) migrations to AWS. AWS Application Migration Service (MGN) simplifies and accelerates your re-host migrations to AWS. You can quickly migrate your virtual, physical, or cloud-based servers to AWS with minimal […]

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Accelerate vCenter Migration using AWS Migration Service Agentless Migration

Organizations often decide to move their applications from on-premises environments to the cloud with little to no architecture changes. This migration strategy is advantageous for large-scale applications to satisfy specific business goals, such as launching a product in an accelerated timeline or exiting an on-premises data center. Using a rehost migration strategy lets customers achieve […]

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Using AWS Migration Hub network visualization to overcome application and server dependency challenges

Using AWS Migration Hub network visualization to overcome application and server dependency challenges

When you embark on a cloud migration, it can be challenging to identify application and server dependencies. In some organizations, IT assets are maintained in a spreadsheet that is updated infrequently. Some organizations have configuration management database (CMDB) software, but it tends to be outdated or unusable. It lacks the infrastructure data that is essential […]

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Reinventing automated operations (Part II)

The first post in this series, Reinventing automated operations (Part I), covered the importance of operations in the cloud and how deferring the creation of an operations plan can slow down your migration. In this post, I’ll share the primary mechanism of iterative improvement (aka flywheel) that AWS Managed Services (AMS) uses to increase operational […]

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Accelerating large-scale rehost migrations with CloudEndure Migration Factory

Accelerating large-scale migrations to AWS with CloudEndure Migration Factory

Many customers today want to migrate their servers to AWS as quickly as possible. This is often due to data center lease rapidly approach the termination/ renewal stages, or a first step in a large technology transformation program. This is not an easy activity, especially when you may have hundreds, if not thousands, of servers […]

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Best practices for migrating Microsoft SQL Server databases to Amazon EC2 using CloudEndure

Best practices for migrating Microsoft SQL Server databases to Amazon EC2 using CloudEndure Migration

June 22, 2021: This blog post describes CloudEndure Migration. AWS Application Migration Service, the next generation of CloudEndure Migration, is now the recommended service for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS. If you have Microsoft SQL Server workloads running in an on-premises environment, you might be looking for ways to migrate to AWS with minimal or no […]

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