Lift-and-Shift Application Workloads

Leverage AWS storage solutions for your business-critical applications

Most organizations have on-premises applications burdened with high capital expenses, complex management, scalability challenges, and hardware that needs to be replaced every 3-5 years. Maintaining existing on-premises infrastructure results in increased operational burden and drains IT budgets for organizations that are already budget and resource strapped. With these on-premises challenges, enterprise IT organizations want to move to the cloud and away from the traditional, costly lifecycle of buying, managing and replacing on-premises hardware, software, services, and networking.

Most migrations happen in phases to minimize risk and speed time to production. The most common approach is to lift-and-shift an application and its data with as few changes as possible providing the fastest time to production with follow-on projects to update application elements over time leveraging cloud services and optimizations that provide the most tangible benefits. AWS makes it fast and easy to lift-and-shift your applications to the cloud by providing storage services that are equivalent in features and functionality to what was being used on-premises with the added cloud benefits of flexibility, performance, security, and scalability.

Amazon EFS Infrequent Access

Introducing Amazon EFS Infrequent Access

Amazon Elastic File System Infrequent Access, a new storage class for Amazon EFS that is cost-optimized for files that are accessed less frequently.
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Integrate Easily

Integrate Easily

Integrate with your applications without changes by leveraging storage that is fully compatible with the features and functionality you need.

Save Time

Save Time

Improve time to production by quickly and easily lifting and shifting your workloads with no changes to your applications or workflows.

Reduce Costs

Reduce Costs

Pay only for what you use with no hardware or licensing, saving substantial costs while benefiting from the scale, performance, and security of the cloud.

Use Cases

Web Serving & Content Management

Web Serving & Content Management

.NET Applications

.NET Applications

Home directories

Home directories

Media workflows

Media workflows

Databases

Databases

Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning

File Storage

AWS offers two file system services optimized for your business-critical applications. Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides a cloud-native fully managed file system that provides scalable, elastic file storage for a broad range of Linux based applications. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides a fully managed native Windows file system with the features and performance optimized for Windows-based business applications. Amazon EFS and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server enable customers to migrate their Linux and Windows-based applications to AWS using fully managed shared file systems with the features, compatibility, performance, and security that these applications rely on.

Block Storage

AWS offers reliable, persistent block storage ideal for your business-critical applications. Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) is an easy to use, high performance block storage service designed for both throughput and transaction intensive workloads with direct access from a single Amazon EC2 instance. Choose from five different volume types to achieve single digit-millisecond latency for your high performance database workloads or gigabyte throughput for large, sequential workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale petabytes of data and/or change volume types without disrupting your applications, so you have cost-effective storage when you need it.

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