The Challenge with Cloud Migration

Cloud adoption continues to grow unabated, and enterprises increasingly rely on multiple cloud service providers. In the 2021 CloudHealth® Cloud Management Maturity Assessment, more than 47 percent of respondentsreported using multiple clouds compared to 23 percent using a single cloud provider1. We continue to see this uptick of multi-cloud adoption across our customers and the industry.

Migrating existing applications to the cloud can reduce costs and bring much needed flexibility. However, application owners and infrastructure and operations teams face big decisions when planning which workloads they want to migrate and which cloud to choose.

The biggest barrier to successful cloud migrations is determining which workloads are suitable for migration and understanding the costs of migrating them to the cloud. IT operations teams lack the data to help make informed decisions about where to migrate cloud workloads. They also spend staff time on manual efforts to collect and aggregate data from multiple clouds so they can make the smartest decisions about where to migrate workloads and how to rightsize cloud resources.

How CloudHealth can help

The CloudHealth Migration Assessment helps organizations with the process of migrating assets from their data centers to the cloud of their choice, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform(GCP). The migration assessment helps organizations move faster in their cloud migration process.

What is the CloudHealth Migration Assessment? 

CloudHealth continuously monitors the performance and configuration of physical and virtual servers running in one or more data centers. The platform then analyzes this data and provides recommendations for moving a workload or a subset of infrastructure running the workload. For AWS, recommendations are made on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) types, reservations, region and associated projected costs. For Azure, recommendations are made on virtual machine types,region and associated projected costs. For GCP, recommendations are made for Google Compute Engine (GCE). This allows organizations to compare the TCO of running workloads on-premises with the public cloud and make intelligent migration decisions.


How the migration assessment works

1. Agentlessly connect CloudHealth to your VMware vCenter® environment, or deploy lightweight agents on assets to be migrated with ease.

As a prerequisite, an aggregator needs to be deployed on vCenter. If you’re a VMware vRealize® Operations™ customer, you can leverage the vRealize Operations integration for CloudHealth to connect.

2.CloudHealth analyzes the utilization and configuration of your assets.

3.CloudHealth outputs recommendations for migrating to public clouds based on actual costs, incorporating different regions and optimizing for commitment-based discounts as selected.

1“Factors that determine cloud migration” statistics from IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey

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CloudHealth Migration Assessment

CloudHealth enables organizations to efficiently assess and model workloads for migration, and then manage, optimize and govern their infrastructure once in the cloud.