The Challenge with Cloud Migration

Organizations looking to migrate to the cloud face big decisions and challenges—such as which workloads they want to migrate, and what approach they should take.

The biggest barrier to getting started, however, is determining which workloads are suitable for migration and understanding the TCO of migrating them to the cloud. A recent study from IDG found that the number one area where IT professionals needed help selling cloud to internal stakeholders was around TCO, which also happens to be the top investment driver for migrating to the cloud.*

How CloudHealth Can Help

Migration Assessment from CloudHealth by VMware simplifies the process of migrating assets from your data centers to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Migration Assessment enables you to efficiently assess and model workloads for migration and then manage and optimize your infrastructure for cost, usage, performance and security once you are running in the cloud. This helps reduce complexity and helps you move faster in your cloud migration process.

What Is Migration Assessment?

The CloudHealth platform continuously monitors the performance and configuration of physical and virtual servers running in one or more data centers. CloudHealth then analyzes this data and provides recommendations for moving a workload or a subset of infrastructure running the workload. Recommendations are made on asset types, region, reservations, and associated projected costs. This allows you to compare the TCO of running workloads on-premises with the public cloud, and make intelligent migration decisions.

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Migration Assessment: How It Works

Step 1:

Agentlessly connect CloudHealth to your vCenter environment or deploy light- weight agents on assets to be migrated

Step 2:

CloudHealth analyzes the performance and configuration of your assets

Step 3:

CloudHealth outputs recommendations on cost, EC2 types and reservations, region, and provides an ROI analysis

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

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The Top Factors that Determine Cloud Migration

  • 83% - Sensitivity of the data accessed or being accessed by the application
  • 82% - Importance of the application to daily business operations
  • 75% - Cost associated with migrating the application

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