AWS Migration Acceleration Program
Accelerate your cloud migration and modernization journey with an outcome-driven methodology
The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is a comprehensive and proven cloud migration program based upon AWS’s experience migrating thousands of enterprise customers to the cloud. Enterprise migrations can be complex and time-consuming, but MAP can help you accelerate your cloud migration and modernization journey with an outcome-driven methodology.
MAP provides tools that reduce costs and automate and accelerate execution, tailored training approaches and content, expertise from AWS Professional Services, a global partner ecosystem, and AWS investment. MAP also uses a proven three-phased framework (Assess, Mobilize, and Migrate and Modernize) to help you achieve your migration goals. Through MAP, you can build strong AWS cloud foundations, accelerate and reduce risk, and offset the initial cost of migrations. Leverage the performance, security, and reliability of the cloud. Begin your journey today.
Decrease your IT costs by moving infrastructure and applications to the cloud, and free up resources to focus on what truly differentiates your business. By migrating legacy applications to the cloud, can achieve 31% average infrastructure savings*.
Boost Staff Productivity
Enable your employees to shift from tactical to strategic work and dramatically scale their efforts by reducing time spent on system administration tasks. Customers who migrate to AWS will be able to run their IT infrastructure management 62% more efficient.
Improve Operational Resilience
Strengthen your IT security and increase service availability and reliability, including gaining the ability to respond to rapidly changing levels of demand. Customers who move to AWS from on-premises achieve a reduction of 69% in unplanned downtime**.
Increase Business Agility
Accelerate innovation at a global scale by retiring your technical debt and reducing deployment timelines to complete projects faster.
MAP supports specialized workloads through comprehensive tooling, services, guidance, training, and additional incentives. Specialized workload support is avaliable for Mainframe, Windows, storage, VMware Cloud on AWS, SAP, databases, and Amazon Connect.
MAP consists of an agile-based migration methodology that uses proven frameworks to evaluate a customer’s capabilities and environment to reduce the cost and risk of migrations.
AWS and our technology partners offer tools that reduce cost and automate and accelerate various aspects of migrations.
AWS Professional Services has successfully completed hundreds of migrations and captured those learnings in a set of cloud migration best practices available to customers and partners.
AWS Migration Competency Partners have a proven track record of delivering large-scale migrations and having the people, process, and technology capabilities available to help customers.
AWS investments, in the form AWS service credits or partner investments, are intended to help customers offset one-time migration expenses, e.g., labor, training, and running parallel environments
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 enables you to 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.
MAP specialized workloads
MAP specialized workloads is a scaling mechanism designed to accelerate migration and modernization of on-premises workloads to AWS. MAP specialized workloads are available for Mainframe, Windows, Storage, VMware Cloud on AWS, SAP, Databases, and Connect.
Migrate your Mainframe workloads
Migrate from Mainframe to the cloud to enhance your mission critical applications and data portfolios with MAP for Mainframe.
Migrate your Windows workloads
Execute large-scale migrations of servers, applications, data centers, and databases with MAP for Windows.
Migrate your storage
Migrate or modernize data lakes, enterprise applications, large unstructured data repositories, file shares, home directories, backups, archives, and more with MAP for Storage.
Migration customer success stories
Change Healthcare Migrates to Cloud in 60 Days and Drives Innovation with AWS.
GoDaddy Works with AWS Professional Services to Accelerate Application Onboarding.
Featured AWS Migrations Partners
We have over 200 certified AWS Migration Competency Partners that can help you with your migration journey. These partners have a proven track record, as well as the experts, processes, and technology capabilities necessary, to deliver large-scale migration projects.
Visit AWS Migration Competency Partners for our full list of partners.
“Our deep and longstanding partnership with AWS makes Accenture a leading AWS partner with combined experience and a shared focus on getting clients to value faster. We have accelerated joint client engagements through initiatives like the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP). MAP, coupled with our jointly developed accelerators and assets, allowing our clients to reduce costs while speeding up their cloud migration and modernization journeys.”
Andy Tay, Accenture Global Lead - AWS Accenture Business Group (AABG)
“The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is the best mechanism in the industry for helping customers accelerate their cloud migration journey. Our customers appreciate the flexibility of the program and the benefits are well-aligned with all stages of the migration process. Slalom is passionate about driving business outcomes for our customers leveraging MAP. Through our AWS business and our unique AWS|Slalom Launch Centers, we have helped dozens of customers reduce costs, boost productivity, and increase their business agility utilizing the MAP program.”
Mike Cowden, President of Global Team - Slalom
"The Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) provides consistent and predictable funding to offset the customer’s cost of migrating to AWS. The comprehensive framework allows AWS Partners like Rackspace Technology and its Onica business group to accelerate migration and provide significant business benefits to our joint customers.”
Kevin Jones, CEO - Rackspace Technology
“AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) provides the framework for customers to successfully migrate to AWS while establishing confidence to scale over time. We have leveraged the program to help our customers dramatically accelerate time to cloud, reduce friction, streamline costs, and establish a foundation for long-term success on AWS."
Chris Cagnazzi, SVP/GM Cloud and Managed Services - Presidio
"The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) has provided ClearScale with the best practices to simplify and accelerate the cloud migration journey for our clients. In just one example, we leveraged the MAP process to migrate 6,300 servers from 12 data centers to AWS in just 10 months for one enterprise customer. As a result, this client achieved significant cost savings from moving off of punitive licensing models and avoiding expensive renewal fees."
Natallia Beliakova, VP Business Development and Alliances - ClearScale
“AWS MAP provides the framework for customers to successfully migrate to AWS while establishing confidence to scale over time. We have leveraged the program to help our customers dramatically accelerate time to cloud, reduce friction, streamline costs, and establish a foundation for long-term success on AWS."
Sachin Bansal, VP Alliances - Logicworks
“MAP has enabled our business to grow over 280% YoY. This program has enabled Innovative Solutions to stand up a best-in-class AWS migration practice in a matter of months, by reducing cost and accelerating our delivery with customers.”
Justin Copie, CEO - Innovative Solutions
“Through collaborative efforts with AWS, AllCloud has strategically used the MAP program to achieve an over 90% conversion rate on customers proceeding with our migration offers. Our clients realize $500k - $1M in savings per MAP. This has allowed AllCloud to perform more than two dozen MAPs this year to date.”
Eran Gil, CEO - AllCloud
“The MAP program is essential for tecRacer clients to foster their transitions into the AWS cloud as migrations are not only backed by significant fundings, but also by practice proven AWS migration best practices.”
Matthias Jansky, Managing Director - tecRacer
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