AWS Migration Acceleration Program for Storage

AWS services, best practices, and tools to help customers save costs and accelerate migrations of storage workloads to AWS

AWS has been helping customers on their cloud journey for over 14 years. We deliver the broadest portfolio of cloud storage services in the market today with the deepest functionality for you to store, access, govern, and analyze your data. We offer more ways to help you reduce and optimize your costs. We also provide more options to migrate your data depending on the nature of your data and applications. That is why more customers choose AWS storage to build the foundation for their cloud IT environment.

The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) for Storage, an extension of the existing AWS MAP program, is designed to help organizations reach their migration goals even faster with AWS services, best practices, tools, and incentives. We provide a three-step approach to help you reduce the uncertainty, complexity, and cost of migrating to the cloud. Workloads running on on-premises SAN, NAS, or object storage systems that are well suited for storage migration include data lakes, enterprise applications, large unstructured data repositories, file shares, home directories, backups, and archives, as well as containerized applications that need to scale out.

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Access to proven methodology

MAP for Storage is a holistic approach to help customers navigate cloud migration and provides best practices through our proven, three-step process: Assess, Mobilize, and Migrate & Modernize. You can benefit from this prescriptive methodology which helps you assess and mobilize your resources to support your migration. MAP for Storage is based on over 14 years of experience helping many enterprise customers successfully migrate their data.

Accelerate migration using tools and services

MAP for Storage provides unique tools and services to automate migration planning, execute migrations, and operate applications in the cloud, simplifying cloud migrations. This reduces the effort and complexity of migrating your storage workloads so you can focus on what matters most for your business.

Lower cost of migration

MAP for Storage provides you with best practices and tools to help you reduce the cost of your migration. We also offer additional incentives to eligible customers to help offset costs of simultaneously running two environments during the migration. We help reduce the costs at every migration stage, from assessment and mobilization of your resources, to migration and modernization of your data workloads. Contact us to learn more about available incentives.

How it works

Step 1: Assess Your Readiness

The migration readiness assessment helps you identify gaps along the six dimensions of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework - business, process, people, platform, operations, and security. This assessment helps customers identify the capabilities required in the migration and build a TCO model for your migration project.

Step 2: Mobilize Your Resources

The mobilize phase helps you build an operational foundation for your migration, with the goal of fixing the capability gaps identified in the assessment phase. The mobilize phase accelerates your migration decisions by providing clear guidance on migration plans that improve the success of your migration.

Step 3: Migrate or Modernize Your Workloads

MAP Partners and the AWS ProServe team help you execute the large-scale migration plan developed during the mobilize phase.

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