Migration Readiness & Discovery

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Cloud migration is a complex project that involves careful planning and strategy. If you aren’t sure it’s the right time to adopt the cloud or if you’re not sure how to get started, WSM can help you decide if your organization is ready to adopt and execute. Depending on where you are on your journey, we can start with a cloud readiness exercise, or get right into discovery and assessment. No matter where we start, we’ll look beyond your current infrastructure, learn your business goals and requirements, and build a strategy that drives business value.

How we help catalyze a cloud migration

At the heart of our cloud migration process is the guiding question: is the business value of cloud migration strong enough to outweigh the obstacles of migrating? Depending on your organization and your level of readiness, WSM can help you start on your journey to the cloud with a clear strategy in mind.

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Cloud Readiness Workshop

Get one-on-one guidance from the experts. The Cloud Readiness Workshop is designed to answer your questions and give you a clear roadmap for your cloud migration journey. WSM will guide the discussion and help you answer important questions to build a cloud migration strategy. These can include:

  • Which services or software should be used to migrate?
  • What are the risks in moving to the cloud?
  • What has to change in the organization to support the cloud?
  • What type of cloud adoption is right for your organization?
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Cloud Consulting

Do you have specific questions regarding your cloud migration strategy? Have specific pain points that you want to focus on?  Have you already undergone a lift and shift approach migration and are looking to optimize your existing cloud environment?  Our team of experts can help you get the answers you need in order to make decisions and move forward.

Areas of Focus:

  • Cloud Strategy Definition and Roadmap
  • Cloud Suitability
  • Cloud Readiness
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Discovery & Assessment

Transitioning applications, services, and/or workloads to a public, private, or hybrid cloud is a business transformation project that requires a strategic approach. The process starts with tactical migration discovery and assessment exercise to establish a detailed inventory and dependency map of every server, application, and workload targeted for migration.  WSM’s Migration Discovery and Assessment exercise optionally leverages our proprietary Cloud Catalyst discovery software and/or other industry-leading discovery software combined with our industry-leading migration planning and cloud architecture expertise to establish a detailed migration plan, including creating move groups, classifying workloads to determine specific migration methodology, architecting target environments, and estimating ongoing spend.

  • Basic Discovery & Assessment: Leverage for a quick and efficient lift-and-shift one-to-one rehost migration
  • Advanced Discovery & Assessment: Lay the groundwork for total cloud transformation, including cloud governance, security, spend optimization, automation, and ongoing management

Already have grounding the cloud? The assessment can help you plan for other services/workloads you may be considering migrating to the cloud now or in the future.

Proof of Concept Migration

When undertaking a cloud migration and transformation of your mission-critical servers, applications and workloads, you need assurance the migration will be successful. A Proof of Concept migration is the most effective method to validate your cloud migration and enterprise cloud adoption. We’ll actually migrate your workloads and applications to a real cloud environment where testing for coding issues, compatibility and more can take place in real time.

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Ready to go? WSM’s cloud migration process

After your organization completes migration readiness exercises and you’re ready to start the migration, you want the best partners in your corner. A leader in the cloud migration industry, WSM will help you choose the tools you need for a successful migration. We create custom-tailored migration plans that fit your environment and your needs. Whether it’s to a public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, we can handle migration at volume, set up migration factories unique to your environment, or perform manual migrations where required.

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Beyond migrations – total digital transformation strategy

Beyond the migration, we can also suggest transformation options that can help drive efficiency in your IT organization, including DevOps automation, security, compliance, and performance optimization. We go beyond the migration to help present a total digital transformation strategy aimed at demonstrating ROI and efficiency.

Case Study: Pep Boys

Learn more about how WSM helped Pep Boys with migration planning and execution.

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MORE RESOURCES

Lift and Shift: Easier Said Than Done

"Lift and Shift" traditionally is a fit for applications already running in the cloud or an existing virtualized environment that can be imaged and brought over "as-is" without major programmatic, configuration changes or application related changes.

Testing Is Key During Cloud Migration

WSM article in Data Center Knowledge on the critical testing phase to ensure successful cloud adoption. A must read for anyone undertaking migration, especially for end-of-life servers (such as Windows 2003) and cloud transformations.

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