Cloud Migration Services & Solutions

Modernize your software with going cloud

Why is cloud migration important?

Cloud migration is the process of moving your software solution and digital assets to the cloud infrastructure.

This is an important step towards creating a service oriented, robust and scalable business infrastructure allowing organizations across the globe minimize the efforts to support complex infrastructure and focus on the business processes and goals.

Our Approach to Cloud Migration

Discovery phase

Design phase

Migration

Going live

Ongoing support

Goal

Determine the migration approach, strategy and KPIs

Key tasks
  • Analyze legacy environment, software and digital assets
  • Understand the pain points
  • Determine success drivers, formulate KPIs
Length

1 month (may vary depending on the scope and complexity)

Deliverables

Migration strategy, preliminary tools and tech stack identification

Goal
  • To identify target state of the solution
  • To create a detailed migration plan
Key tasks
  • Identify target architecture
  • Select cloud vendor (tips on how to select the best cloud vendor)
  • Analyze legacy code for compatibility with the target architecture and plan refactoring / activities, redesign legacy software
  • Analyze data model and design potential transformations
  • Detailed implementation backlog (software, infrastructure, data transformation, ETL)
Length

1-3 months

Deliverables
  • Solution architecture
  • Software gaps
  • Data transformation approach
  • Implementation backlog
Goaly

Prepare software, infrastructure and data for migration

Length

2-6 months

Deliverables
  • Cloud infrastructure setup
  • New version of software to be migrated
  • ETL tools
  • Cutover plan
  • Rollback strategy and tools
Goal
  • Production migration with minimal downtime
  • 1 month
  • Live solution after migration
Length

2-6 months

Deliverables
  • Cloud infrastructure setup
  • New version of software to be migrated
  • ETL tools
  • Cutover plan
  • Cutover plan
  • Rollback strategy and tools
Goal

Minimize risks and costs of the migrated solution

Length

n/a

Deliverables

Support tickets, software fixes and patches, software updates

Discovery phase
Goal

Determine the migration approach, strategy and KPIs

Key tasks
  • Analyze legacy environment, software and digital assets
  • Understand the pain points
  • Determine success drivers, formulate KPIs
Length

1 month (may vary depending on the scope and complexity)

Deliverables

Migration strategy, preliminary tools and tech stack identification

Design phase
Goal
  • To identify target state of the solution
  • To create a detailed migration plan
Key tasks
  • Identify target architecture
  • Select cloud vendor (tips on how to select the best cloud vendor)
  • Analyze legacy code for compatibility with the target architecture and plan refactoring / activities, redesign legacy software
  • Analyze data model and design potential transformations
  • Detailed implementation backlog (software, infrastructure, data transformation, ETL)
Length

1-3 months

Deliverables
  • Solution architecture
  • Software gaps
  • Data transformation approach
  • Implementation backlog
Migration
Goaly

Prepare software, infrastructure and data for migration

Length

2-6 months

Deliverables
  • Cloud infrastructure setup
  • New version of software to be migrated
  • ETL tools
  • Cutover plan
  • Rollback strategy and tools
Going live
Goal
  • Production migration with minimal downtime
  • 1 month
  • Live solution after migration
Length

2-6 months

Deliverables
  • Cloud infrastructure setup
  • New version of software to be migrated
  • ETL tools
  • Cutover plan
  • Cutover plan
  • Rollback strategy and tools
Ongoing support
Goal

Minimize risks and costs of the migrated solution

Length

n/a

Deliverables

Support tickets, software fixes and patches, software updates

Business Benefits of Cloud Migration

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  • Reduced overtime Total Cost Of Ownership
  • Higher software resilience and recovery capabilities
  • Independence from hardware vendors
  • Increased scalability
  • Better solution performance
  • Improved performance for distributed solutions

4 Methods for effective cloud migration process

Moving the entire legacy app to the cloud infrastructure

Refactoring the legacy code to be cloud compliant and robust

Building a new cloud native application and migration of data and processes

Re-platforming or moving from one cloud platform to another

Cloud Migration Plan

Regardless of the approach a company uses, the migration plan would consist of the same 7 steps

1

Analyze/plan

Step includes creation of the backlog for migration project, describing tasks, their interdependencies, providing estimates and planning for the big picture implementation.

2

Select

Step includes selection of the tasks for the release candidate, assigning them to the teams.

3

Prepare

The team analyzes the tasks, designs the resulting feature/process, implements needed changes and applies them to the dev environment.

4

Migrate

Code and data migration is tested in Quality Assurance environment, cutover plan is created for the release.

5

Test/Verify

User Acceptance Testing is performed in Production-like environment using production or masked production data. Regression testing is performed to assure that the target solution would not be broken by the releasing features.

6

Operations and optimization

Ongoing support of your software in the cloud requires regular checks, system logs, cloud settings, backup, security, and data archiving.

7

Continuous Improvement

Includes all patches and fixes to the migration tools and code, as well as new automation scripts, patterns, and approaches.

Cloud Migration Checklist

Use our checklist to successfully manage your cloud migration processes

1. Discovery phase
0/6
2. Design phase
0/5
3. Migration phase
0/4
4. Go-Live phase
0/5

Platforms for Cloud Migration

Our Cloud Migration Services

Cloud migration assessment and planning

We help customers analyse legacy environment and processes, define goals, KPIs and come up with the best strategy including: target cloud platform, ETL tools, migration approach and high-level migration plan

Cloud migration services

Full scale migration project from analysing existing legacy solutions, identifying tools, platforms, plans to implementing the migration strategy and post Go-live support.

Quality assurance of a migration project

When you are not happy with the existing supplier or project, your KPIs have not achieved or you need a 3d party to assess risks and come up with a mitigation plan, we’ll pull our best architects and Cloud experts to support ensure your successful Cloud migration.

Cloud infrastructure management and automation

We help clients set up and tune Cloud application management tools and technologies, by AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and other vendors. By leveraging our proprietary technologies (SaM Solutions Rolling Stack) you can avoid a vendor lock and simplify Development and Operations of your Cloud software.

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Cloud Migration Tools

AWS

  • Migration Hub
  • Developer tools
  • Cloud Watch
  • Containers

Azure / Azure Goverment

  • Migrate
  • Azure Monitor/Application Insights
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Google Cloud Platform

  • Google Operations
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Google Cloud Run
  • Google Application Migration etc

SaM Solutions proprietary Cloud Development and Operations Management solution – Rollingstack.

How we work

Delivery models

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Complete / Partial Project Implementation

Client provides the requirements and business knowledge, Contractor manages the end-to-end project and is responsible for creating and managing the team.

Extended Workbench

Client drives the project and manages separate resources provided by the Contractor.

Dedicated Team

Client assigns a separate scope/part of the project to the Contractor’s team. The team is managed by the Contractor’s Project Manager/tech lead and is responsible for the delivery of the entire task / scope.

Contracting models

Time & Material

Client is billed for hours incurred by a developer / a team

Flexible approach allows for more agile changes in the project
Needs more discipline and project management skills to drive agile project
Less visibility over the final budget

Fixed price (FP)

Client is billed based on an estimate produced before starting the project, phase

More transparency on the buget and main milestones beforehands
A lot of upfront efforts need to be taken by both customer and contractor to avoid misleading estimates based on multiple assumtions.
Risk reserve is typically higher as there are still multiple assumptions in the estimates.

Mixed model

Client pays a premium for fast delivery, budget economy or financial results of the implemented project

You can leverage multiple benefits of the mixed approach
You can leverage multiple benefits of the mixed approach trying to avoid disadvantages

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