Architect for the Future, Drive Growth and Retire Legacy Investments
Are you ready to innovate the way your business needs? Increase your competitive edge, drive business value, modernize your applications and infrastructure? Whether you’re looking to move to the cloud or just beginning to build your business on Amazon Web Services (AWS), or expanding your cloud practice, there are many opportunities to grow, succeed, and advance with AWS.
Next-Gen Hybrid Cloud with AWS
Hybrid cloud architecture is the integration of on-premises resources with cloud resources, and is essential to the success of many businesses. For most customers with on-premises technology investments, operating in a hybrid architecture is a necessary part of cloud adoption. AWS has collaborated with long time leaders in on-premises platform providers such as VMware, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, and others to allow you to run your existing applications on AWS with full support and high performance.
The Migration Process and Strategy
There may be some cases where you contemplate large legacy migrations in isolation, however, we are finding that migrations are usually part of a larger enterprise transformation effort. The patterns we have seen around migrating to the cloud commonly follow a 5-phase approach:
Six Common Application Migration Strategies
Rehost (“lift and shift”)
In a large legacy migration scenario where the organization is looking to quickly implement its migration and scale to meet a business case, we find that the majority of applications are rehosted. Most rehosting can be automated with tools such as AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS) although you may prefer to do this manually as you learn how to apply your legacy systems to the cloud. You may also find that applications are easier to re-architect once they are already running in the cloud. This happens partly because your organization will have developed better skills to do so and partly because the hard part - migrating the application, data,
and traffic - has already been accomplished.
Replatform (“lift, tinker and shift”)
This entails making a few cloud optimizations in order to achieve some tangible benefit without changing the core architecture of the application. For example, you may be looking to reduce the amount of time you spend managing database instances by migrating to a managed relational database service such as Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), or migrating your application to a fully managed platform like AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
Amazon RDS for Oracle
Amazon RDS for Oracle makes it easy to run and scale Oracle Database deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy multiple editions of Oracle Database 12c in minutes with cost-efficient and configurable infrastructure resources. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Oracle Database instance via a single API call. In addition, Amazon RDS Multi-AZ deployments makes it easy to use replication to enhance availability and reliability for production databases.