Growing popularity of cloud computing makes more firms interested in migrating their software and data to this environment. Despite a short list of premium cloud providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM) it is not easy to decide which one – as if only one – will serve best a particular purpose. Application hosting, web services, data processing and Big Data may all be supported with different efficiency by a given platform. It is also important to decide on cloud service model relevant to a project or overall IT strategy of a company:

  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service),
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service) or
  • SaaS (Software as a Service).

Decisions on the scope and timeframe of services, like backup frequency or system availability can significantly affect monthly costs of running the solution.

Once all decisions are made, a detailed migration plan must be created. It consists of:

  • project description, including its scalability, peaks handling, SLA, etc.,
  • installation and configuration of required cloud services,
  • application migration (including feasibility study and necessary modifications),
  • data migration
  • administration and monitoring of new solution,
  • continuous optimisation of services and resources.

Based on past project experience Vimana can help address and resolve above issues, support decision making process and create a roadmap for migration, while still keeping an eye on long time cost efficiency of final solution.

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