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Tag: Migration

Augmenting mainframe data with IBM MQ and Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka

Introduction In this post, we explore the approach of integrating mainframe IBM MQ with Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK), to migrate your applications into a cloud-based consumer model. Amazon MSK is a fully managed Apache Kafka service from AWS that makes it simpler to set up and operate Kafka in the cloud. […]

Securely administer servers migrated with AWS Application Migration Service using AWS Systems Manager Session Manager

Securely administer servers migrated with AWS Application Migration Service using AWS Systems Manager Session Manager

Introduction In this blog post, we will illustrate how to automate the configuration necessary to manage migrated servers with improved security and reduced costs. To administer servers in an on-premises environment, administrators often use secure shell (SSH) or Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect. After migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS), this may not be […]

Migrate VMware virtual machines (VMs) to Amazon EC2 with the AWS Application Migration Service Replication Agent

Introduction In this blog post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of completing VMware virtual machine (VM) migrations to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using the (Application Migration Service). Moreover, we will show how to apply a custom post-launch action script to remove proprietary VMware tools from the migrated VMs. Migrating on-premises […]

KPIs – Enterprise Journey from Technology to Business

As discussed in this blog post, AWS sees organizations with well-defined, tracked and aligned business key performance indicators (KPIs) thrive in their cloud transformation journey. However, it is a challenge to define and track these KPIs. Even when organizations align to track outcomes and there is value in doing so, some encounter difficulties focusing on […]

Accelerate your cloud migration journey to unlock innovation, increase resiliency, and optimize cost

The ability of businesses to innovate is constantly reshaped by disruptive events and technological advancements. Recent global events, such as the pandemic and the rapid emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), have compelled companies across various industries to reevaluate and make crucial strategic pivots. One such move has been the embrace of cloud computing. It’s a […]

Selecting your first workloads to migrate your organization to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Introduction Selecting your first workloads to migrate your organization to AWS is a key stage in delivering a successful migration. In this blog post we provide guidance on how to select early migration candidates. We cover how selecting these candidates can help to kick-off a successful migration, reduce risk, and build skills inside your organization. […]

Anonymizing Sensitive Data of the Migration Evaluator’s Export File

1. Introduction Migration Evaluator is a complimentary migration assessment service that helps customers to create a data-driven directional business case for migrating workloads to AWS. It includes a data collection tool that discovers server workloads running on-premises, along with their utilization patterns. Data from the Migration Evaluator collector needs to be received by the AWS […]

Navigating Windows Workload Modernization without Active Directory

Navigating Windows Workload Modernization without Active Directory AWS Customers often migrate Windows workloads to AWS using a lift-and-shift or modernization strategy. Modernizing is a popular choice due to the opportunity to use purpose-built cloud services and reduce TCO by lowering operational overhead and licensing costs. While modernizing, customers often need to evaluate whether they still […]

How to drive the discussions around carbon footprint reduction to support modernization and migration to the Cloud?

A Gartner, Inc. survey revealed that 87% of business leaders expect to increase their organization’s investment in sustainability over the next two years. This blog aims to equip Information Technology (IT) teams with the necessary resources to start the conversation with business leaders and prepare a compelling business case that highlights the opportunity for carbon […]

Unlocking the power: The keys to delivering successful Cloud Migrations

Despite the many benefits of moving to the Cloud, large enterprises frequently struggle to deliver migrations (and the related business transformation) in the planned timeframe. Why?  What are the key factors that ensure a successful migration that becomes an oft-quoted industry benchmark for a Cloud driven transformation; rather than a moribund initiative where a number […]