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Migration Evaluator Customer Training Overview
Customers looking to migrate their on-premises workloads to AWS should watch this 30 minute training to learn the value of Migration Evaluator and how we can assist you in building your business case for AWS cloud. You will learn about our engagement model and deliverables, how to request a Migration Evaluator assessment, and how to access key resources. 

Agentless collector overview
This technical document outlines the flow of data during an engagement with Migration Evaluator (Formerly TSO Logic) in which the customer chooses to acquire provisioning and utilization patterns via the on-premises agentless Migration Evaluator Collector.

Collector installation guide
The guide is intended for System Administrators, IT Managers and/or technical staff to help install the agentless Migration Evaluator Collector. This document will review system requirements, the pre-install checklist and walk you step-by-step through the directions on how to install the collector in various scenarios.

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Learn more - Utilization vs time in-use
This document showcases how Migration Evaluator classifies server utilization data.

Data import template
For customers that already have a complete list of servers with their provisioning, software and utilization or want to move fast and are willing to accept some assumptions, Migration Evaluator supports a CSV or Microsoft Excel file containing the data listed in our glossary.

Migration Evaluator Quick Insights (Sample)
Our migration assessment that includes a one page summary of the projected costs to re-host at AWS based on usage patterns, and the breakdown of costs by infrastructure and software licenses. Once the report is generated, results are updated on a daily basis.

Migration Evaluator Business Case (Sample)
This is our directional business case that includes the scope overview, on-premises estimate using industry benchmarks, cost modelling scenarios, Microsoft SQL core insights and utilization patterns.

Cost Model (Sample)
This export is an example of a customer’s cost modelling scenario results that shows their discovered compute and storage inventory, CPU utilization, right-sizing Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon EBS recommendations, and discovered software licenses.

Use cases

Auction.com

Accomplishing an Efficient Cloud Modernization Journey Using Migration Evaluator

Auction.com understands the imperative of adapting to rapidly changing real estate market dynamics. The online real estate marketplace requires an environment that can adapt to business-impacting events, such as policy changes or economic crises. To enhance its agility and scalability, Auction.com embarked on a cloud journey to migrate and modernize its infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Parsons

Parsons Saves 35% in Annual Operating Costs and Accelerates Innovation by Migrating to AWS

Parsons used Amazon Web Services (AWS) tools to analyze its current state, define its target state, and develop a migration readiness plan to help it achieve its business objectives more quickly. The company commissioned an AWS Optimization and Licensing Assessment (AWS OLA)—using a data assessment tool called Migration Evaluator—to analyze its hardware and software environment and gain visibility into the cost and resource readiness to build a data-driven business case. As a result, the company identified opportunities to reduce unplanned downtime, optimize ongoing compute costs, and bring technology to market faster by migrating to AWS.

Videos

Overview videos

Migration Evaluator – Getting your Business Case Started for AWS (5:53)
Migration Evaluator (Formerly TSO Logic): Software demo (7:16)
Migration Evaluator: Agentless Collector Installation Walkthrough (10:33)

Watch this video to learn how to install Migration Evaluator's Agentless Collector. We will review system requirements, the pre-install checklist and walk you step-by-step through the directions on how to install the collector.

Migration Evaluator (Formerly TSO Logic): Creating migration scenarios (7:47)

Advanced webinars

Build a Business Case for AWS (28:44)
Simplify your migration to AWS and cut costs by 30% with Migration Evaluator (52:32)
AWS re:Invent 2019: Get started on your migration business case (56:10)
How to build a compelling migration business case using Migration Evaluator (24:46)

Blog posts & articles

Reexamining business agility through the lens of COVID-19
Mark Schwartz
Jan 27, 2021
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Using Migration Evaluator (Formerly TSO Logic) data analytics and data modeling to demonstrate cost advantages of AWS cloud migration
Mark Schwartz
Jan 12, 2018
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New research from Migration Evaluator (Formerly TSO Logic) shows AWS costs get lower every year
Aaron Rallo
Sep 24, 2018
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