The Migration Journey From A Hybrid Cloud Environment

01.23.19
Megan Nixon
Cloud Tech Journalist

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There are few things more desirable than having everything you need in one place. Cox Automotive, a leading provider of products and services that span the global automotive ecosystem, has been using AWS while maintaining more than 45 on-premise data centers all around the world.

Even though Cox had been using CloudHealth for several years, they wanted to expand their use of the platform to reduce their data centers to make more use of AWS’ economies of scale. The temptation of being able to test new ideas with limited investments was a big part of the push, but to migrate tens of thousands of virtual machines they needed to make sure they had a clear idea of their environment.

 

To migrate tens of thousands of virtual machines they needed to make sure they had a clear idea of their environment.

One of the most important steps in a migration project is all the pre-migration planning and analysis you must do ahead of time. For this part, Cox Automotive utilized the CloudHealth Migration Assessment to determine how to most effectively migrate different workloads; making sure they have a clear idea of the migration costs across every team and department.

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One of their next steps was to best understand their large and disperse data center environment inside and out, as well as determine which workloads and migration decisions would have the greatest revenue impact. To figure out how Cox Automotive overcame these next migration challenges, read the case study.

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