AWS Migration Service

An AWS cloud migration by Deft means moving only what you need.

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Ever move a box to a new house only to realize two years later that you never opened it? An AWS cloud migration is like that, except AWS charges you to store that box every single day.

To avoid moving what you don’t need, we’ll start by asking the important business questions:

  • Which cloud platform provides the best benefits to reach my goals?
  • How do I know if my legacy or planned application is viable in the cloud?
  • What are the financial considerations for going to the cloud? How can I afford it?
  • What are some business operations changes and challenges with the cloud?
  • What effects does cloud adoption have on security and compliance?

If we ask you what you have, you may tell us you have 402 servers to move. If we know what problems you’re trying to solve, we can tell you it will only take 134. That’s not a hypothetical scenario — that was 66% savings for a real client. It happens all the time.

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AWS isn’t always the cure. But we’ll let you know if that’s the case.

We would love to tell you a move to AWS will make you money. It might not.

Sometimes it saves on soft costs, like people assigned to on-prem infrastructure support can now do other things. Sometimes it’s more expensive, but it works so much better that it’s ROI-positive. That’s why Deft focuses on uncovering your business and technology problems first.

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Finding the right cloud migration strategy

If you ask Amazon for a solution, you’ll get an AWS-branded hammer. If you ask us, we’ll open up the whole toolbox.

Our structured pre-migration cloud assessment covers:

  • Core infrastructure
  • Networking and security
  • Applications
  • Overall business and IT governance considerations
  • Cost containment considerations
  • Security and compliance requirements

That way, we can find the tools, technologies and approach that works best for your business.

cloud assessment report

An AWS cloud migration starts with a detailed assessment.

If you pick Deft for cloud assessment, know that we’ll deliver a plan any provider can pick up and use, and training if you want to use it yourself.

Even the table of contents is comprehensive: 

Cloud Assessment Contents

Section 1: Executive Summary

Cost breakdown

Section 2: Project Summary

Overview
Project Description

Section 3: Discovery Process

Methodology
Discovery
Technology and Automated Data Collection
Interview and Information Discovery Sessions
Timeline

Section 4: Findings & Recommendations

Security Governance and Compliance
Company Cloud Account Structure
The Cloud Target Environment
Company’s Cloud Network Infrastructure
Application Migrations

Section 5: Monitoring Strategy

Host Monitoring
Cost and Utilization Monitoring
Cloud Native Monitoring
Endpoint Availability Monitoring

Section 6: Risks

Network Connectivity
Storage & Bandwidth Costs
Desktop Virtualization and VDI Performance
Storage Timeline
Recognition of Unforeseen Challenges
The Cloud Expertise

Section 7: Next Steps

Data Center Migration
Cloud Storage
VDI Infrastructure
Periodic Infrastructure Reviews
Disaster Recovery and Resiliency

Section 8: Artifacts

SCTG Team/Contributors

Section 9: About SCTG

SCTG Overview
Core Service Catalog
Digital Transformation Methodology
Differentiators
Global Reach, Local Service
SCTG Security Practice

Cloud Assessment Contents

Section 1: Executive Summary

Cost breakdown

Section 2: Project Summary

Overview
Project Description

Section 3: Discovery Process

Methodology
Discovery
Technology and Automated Data Collection
Interview and Information Discovery Sessions
Timeline

Section 4: Findings & Recommendations

Security Governance and Compliance
Company Cloud Account Structure
The Cloud Target Environment
Company’s Cloud Network Infrastructure
Application Migrations

Section 5: Monitoring Strategy

Host Monitoring
Cost and Utilization Monitoring
Cloud Native Monitoring
Endpoint Availability Monitoring

Section 6: Risks

Network Connectivity
Storage & Bandwidth Costs
Desktop Virtualization and VDI Performance
Storage Timeline
Recognition of Unforeseen Challenges
The Cloud Expertise

Section 7: Next Steps

Data Center Migration
Cloud Storage
VDI Infrastructure
Periodic Infrastructure Reviews
Disaster Recovery and Resiliency

Section 8: Artifacts

Deft Team/Contributors

Section 9: About Deft

Deft Overview
Core Service Catalog
Digital Transformation Methodology
Differentiators
Global Reach, Local Service
Deft Security Practice

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