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WaFd Migrated 80% of Workloads to the Cloud in One Year

Before WaFd Bank migrated to the cloud, its systems were hosted in the company's data center, and the teams were organized around managing data center infrastructure. Moving to the cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) meant WaFd needed to educate its internal staff to migrate workloads with speed and scale. Mark Trotter, vice president (VP) of Cloud and Network at WaFd, discusses in the video how WaFd turned to AWS Managed Services (AMS) for support with every step of its cloud journey. AMS handled operational tasks while WaFd's teams were able to focus on migrating additional workloads. Post migration, WaFd leveraged AMS to handle backups.

AWS Enterprise Support collaborates with WaFd's internal teams to create a plan for managing infrastructure. With the help of AMS and AWS Enterprise Support, WaFd was migrated workloads within days or weeks instead of months of years. As a result, WaFd migrated 80 percent of its workloads within one year. Building on AWS provides WaFd with the elasticity and scale to expedite operational work and free up time to build new applications for its customers.


Within the first year of working with AWS Managed Services (AMS), WaFd was able to migrate 80% of our workloads to the cloud. AMS helped us to deploy new workloads within days or weeks, instead of months and years.

Mark Trotter
VP, Cloud and Network, WaFd Bank

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