Encore through our cloud migration services help Customers in digital transformation and making the migration to cloud. Selecting cloud provider (AWS, Azure and GCP) based on strengths, weakness and pricing. Right approach (public, private or hybrid cloud), strategy and process. These enable Customers to manage the cloud journey successfully and ensure benefits of efficiency, agility and scale of cloud.

We help Customers to define strategy by deciding on a migration or modernization approach. The three factors to be considered are migration triggers, business goals and workload priorities. Migrate if triggers are time sensitive. Modernize for targeted and business critical workloads that are needed long term and will see continued investment. Migration will move existing apps to cloud in an optimized way—without code changes—using a lift-and-shift. This helps to flip capital expenditures to operational expenditures and quickly gain agility and scale. Modernization will modify or extend apps to further scale and optimize for cloud architectures taking advantage of built-in security, patching, high availability and auto-scaling.

Encore Cloud Migration Strategies:

  • Infrastructure migration by moving captive servers/VMs to cloud based VMs and enabling scripting solutions for set-up and tear-down of VMs
  • Software migration by provisioning middleware on cloud VMs – using automated solutions and enabling secure access through public key cryptographic methods
  • Integrate cloud APIs using DNS services, Elastic IP, CloudFormation templates and IAM services for authorized access
  • Use of packaged VMs utilizing vendor bundled VMs for prototyping and POC
  • Application specific APIs using cloud based data warehouse and database services
  • Encore Cloud Migration Phases: Encore utilizes a proven four phased approach for cloud migration to ensure successful transition of applications and data to the cloud.

Discovery Phase: Using automated cloud migration tools discover and assess apps, databases and infrastructure. Assess and validate scope, application and network architecture, security, tools, data, development, work load distribution, application usage, end-to-end business process, disaster recovery, business continuity and licenses. Determine dependencies and finalize target environment and migration Goals

Analysis and Planning Phase: Finalize cloud migration strategies, communication, data migration approach, disaster recovery, business continuity plans, hardware, software, resources and tools. Identify and prepare business process changes, test scenarios, cut over checklist, effort estimation and timeline, prioritize migration tasks, decommission plan and migration project plan

Execution Phase: Procure and build cloud environments. execute cloud migration/modernization strategies finalized in the previous phase – migrate pilot & validate, migrate data and applications. Test migrated applications. Implement business process changes. Cut over and implement decommission plan

Optimize Phase: Post migration of applications they are optimized/modernized to leverage cloud features. Native cloud services are adopted. Usage patterns analyzed and resources optimizes. Security is hardened and best practices and business continuity implemented.