Successful migrations begin with a sound plan.
Without careful upfront planning and analysis, many cloud migration projects will fail to meet objectives. Projects will often run long, over budget, and fail to achieve the cost savings expected. It’s critical to start with careful planning and identification of workloads that are good candidates for migration. Then move onto understanding the downstream application and infrastructure dependencies of these workloads. Then you can start to model out what the cloud migration will look like, calculate an expected TCO, and then begin to migrate. The upfront planning is the most time consuming step in the process, but you can’t take shortcuts.
Gain insight and visibility into existing applications and workloads.
The CloudHealth Migration Assessment simplifies the process of migrating assets from the data center to the public cloud. Migration assessment enables organizations to efficiently assess and model workloads for migration and then manage and optimize their infrastructure for cost, usage, performance, and security once they are running in the cloud. This helps reduce complexity and helps companies move faster in their migration process. For example, if you want to migrate your SharePoint application, CloudHealth integrates with AWS Application Discovery Service to understand the connected web, database, and application servers that power the workload. You can then ensure that you will migrate all necessary components of the application. Without a tool like CloudHealth, this process would be time intensive, error prone, and manual.
Understand usage and configuration.
Once you understand the dependencies of your workloads, you next need to discover configurations and usage. Using a lightweight agent, CloudHealth collects and analyzes performance, usage, and configuration of the infrastructure. You can then view this data in interactive reports organized by business level grouping, or Perspective, and analyze trends and patterns to identify under- or over-utilized resources. Track inventory across servers, file systems and network interfaces in the CloudHealth Asset reports.
Uncover the TCO of migrating workloads.
When you are ready to migrate a workload to AWS or Azure, CloudHealth will recommend what your new cloud footprint should look like, based on either the utilization or configuration of your on-premises servers. You can account for added CPU, memory and disk headroom and support for burstable instances. The result is an overall total cost of ownership (TCO) of migrating workloads to the cloud of your choice, and recommendations on which types of cloud servers (and Reservations) make the most sense for your workloads.
CloudHealth supports hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and also provides a migration assessment for moving assets and workloads from the data center.
Watch this video to learn how you can achieve success with hybrid cloud management.
Continuously optimize resources across hybrid environments.
CloudHealth gives you the confidence to efficiently migrate new workloads to the cloud. The platform enables you to continuously optimize your environment from data center to private cloud to public cloud across cost, usage, performance and security.