The cloud offers transformative benefits—but getting there without interrupting key workflows, risking vital data, or dealing with costly delays remains a substantial technology management challenge. Meeting this challenge effectively requires a rapid scale-up of skilled technical resources with experience overseeing enterprise-scale cloud migrations.
These resources, however, are often not cost-effective for firms that won’t need the same scale of cloud support after the migration is complete. Once assembled, this team will face a truly dizzying array of vendors and service options.
Zen3 understands the best practices and targeted automation necessary to arrive at the benefits of the cloud without the pain and cost bloat of a poorly executed transition.
In this phase, we evaluate the existing terrain of enterprise applications and data storage. With a particular focus on discovering any vital interdependences, we supplement our proven approach to cloud migration with original research based on each client’s technology environment.
With the context firmly researched, more detailed planning for the migration can begin. This means setting the rules of the transfer, choosing between rehosting, refactoring, rewriting, replacing, or leaving-as-is applications on a case-by-case basis. Cost projections help determine the best option marginal cases.
We begin by scaling up the team to work on migrating non-critical apps, ensuring the process is sound before moving on to more ambitious transfers. Along the way, we plan to make sure the right mix of personnel (between Zen3 and the client’s internal team) is in place to execute the broader plan seamlessly.
Once any issues that emerge during the pilot are resolved, execution can begin in earnest. We reassess and reprioritize workloads dynamically in response to the pilot, providing a migration process that reacts dynamically to head off issues before they become costly.
VALUE-DRIVEN MIGRATION STRATEGY
Zen3’s experts evaluate different options for each application, selecting an option that delivers the necessary performance at an optimal cost.
YOUR FULL-SERVICE MIGRATION PARTNER
Zen3 has experience delivering simpler, safer, and faster migrations for highly respected enterprises across the globe.
Our process centers on delivering a streamlined migration with minimized disruption.
CLOUD MIGRATION METHODOLOGY
Audit the environment, identifying valuable migration opportunities and evaluating risk. This includes assessing application usage, configurations, and scripts.
Prepare the overall environment for cloud migration by creating a migration plan and designing an architecture tailored to client requirements.
Create a roadmap to ensure the effort sticks to time and budget and imposes minimal operational disruptions. A pilot project helps scale up while testing for potential issues.
Migration & Testing
Initiate the migration, leveraging proven automation techniques for maximum efficiency where possible. Remediate and migrate all databases, document codes and configurations, and conduct tests to identify potential gaps.
Go live and monitor for emerging issues daily use of the system. Ongoing management helps optimize for cost and performance while maintaining the potential for forward-looking scalability.
Analyze performance, manage security, and maintain policy compliance while minimizing click-heavy administrative chores and setting ups tags and alerts connected to custom metrics.
TOOL DRIVEN MIGRATION – PROCESS
Any source, target
On-prem / cloud
Automatic conversion of database object
Conversion wherever required
Transfers the data
Both full / incremental load
Handles LOB objects
Data transfer report