One of WeShape’s areas of expertise is cloud consulting. Here we’ll explore some of the challenges faced in this area and how WeShape can help.
A client has a legacy application hosted on on-premises servers that they want to migrate to the cloud. The application is mission-critical for their client, and it has several challenges:
- Complex Legacy Application: The client’s application is highly complex, with numerous interdependencies, custom configurations, and third-party integrations. Understanding and replicating this complexity in the cloud is a significant challenge.
- Data Protection, Volume and Compliance: The application handles a large volume of sensitive customer data. Ensuring data security, compliance with industry regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA), and seamless data migration to the cloud is paramount.
- Minimal Downtime: The client operates 24/7, and any extended downtime during the migration process is unacceptable. They require a migration strategy that minimises disruption to their operations.
- Cost Optimisation: The client wants to take advantage of the cloud's cost benefits but is concerned about unexpected cost overruns. They need a solution that optimises cloud resources while maintaining performance.
WeShape.io offers comprehensive cloud consultancy services including cloud migration solutions to address these challenges:
- Discovery and Assessment: Conduct a thorough assessment of the client’s legacy application. Document all components, dependencies, and configurations. Use tools like AWS Application Discovery Service or Azure Migrate to identify the entire application stack.
- Design a Cloud-Native Architecture: Work with the clients to design a cloud strategy including cloud-native architecture for the application. Identify cloud services and resources that match their requirements. This may involve containerisation (e.g., Docker) and orchestration (e.g., Kubernetes) for flexibility.
- Data Migration Strategy: Develop a data migration plan that includes data cleansing, validation, and transformation to ensure data integrity. Implement encryption and access controls to meet compliance requirements. Leverage cloud-native data migration tools for efficiency.
- Zero-Downtime Migration: Implement a migration strategy that ensures minimal downtime. This can involve setting up a hybrid cloud environment, replicating data in real-time, and gradually transitioning traffic to the cloud while monitoring for issues.
- Cost Optimisation: Implement cloud cost optimisation strategies, such as rightsizing instances, using auto-scaling, and leveraging reserved instances to manage costs effectively. Continuously monitor and adjust resources to match actual demand.
- Security and Compliance: Implement robust security measures, including identity and access management (IAM) policies, encryption at rest and in transit, and regular security audits. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
- Testing and Validation: Thoroughly test the migrated application in the cloud environment, including performance, functionality, and security testing. This includes regression testing of custom configurations and third-party integrations.
- Monitoring and Automation: Set up cloud monitoring tools to provide real-time visibility into application performance. Implement automation for scaling, backup, and recovery processes to ensure high availability.
- Employee Training: Provide training to staff and operations teams on managing and maintaining the application in the cloud. Ensure they are proficient in using cloud-native tools and services.
Multi-cloud solutions, migration and data
WeShape.io is a cloud-native consultancy who provide technical solutions, at pace, scale and demand. Our established position in the cloud community as official AWS Advanced and GCP partners, exemplifies our dedication and specialist expertise in cloud computing. We are committed to helping organisations reduce their cloud confusion and optimise their current solutions.
By offering this comprehensive cloud migration solution, WeShape.io can help clients seamlessly migrate their mission-critical legacy applications to the cloud while addressing complexity, data security, downtime, and cost optimisation concerns.
- WeShape.io are ISO 27001 certified which means we have a deep understanding of responsible cyber security and vulnerability.
- Advisory solutions with an expert cloud consultant who will help identify and minimise cloud confusion to optimise cloud solutions.
- Our cloud consultants such as Rob Coward can assist with cloud migration and confusion, find out more about our on-demand consultants here.
- Or visit here for a workshop on cloud migration and optimisation.
- To find out how to optimise your cloud and protect your company from cloud confusion, book a quick chat with WeShape.io.
It’s essential that companies engaged in cloud as well as partner businesses can share the responsibility for securing their cloud footprint. WeShape.io are cloud agnostic which means collaboration is easier, faster and more effective.
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