TACT Cloud Migration Services provides a safe, seamless and rapid migration of workload to cloud platform

Each enterprise adopts the cloud at its own pace with some organizations deploying a few carefully selected applications while others take a “cloud first” strategy that more aggressively targets new applications to run in the cloud. Adept organizations are also proactively evaluating their existing application portfolios to identify where they can realize return on investment (ROI) by moving existing workloads into public or private clouds. Regardless of the approach an enterprise takes, there are clear benefits to moving workloads to the cloud. TACT workload migration services can deliver fast, secure and easy to manage cloud workload migration from physical to virtual servers and on-premises to hosted platforms, in the first instance, and between different cloud architectures.

This is how we do it
  • Establish the scope and business case
    Cloud migrations can be large efforts that require an initial investment before the payback. It is important to establish the intended scope of systems that are being targeted for migration. To support the program, a business case should be published that articulates the efficiency, agility or cost savings goals. The initial pass on scope doesn’t have to be perfect but it should indicate an initial sizing. As you get deeper into the program, the scope will vary as some systems will be identified as good candidates to migrate while others will be removed from the list.
  • Establish the target clouds
    In many cases, our clients have already established their target clouds, either private or public offerings. Those who haven’t will go through the exercise of identifying the cloud service providers (CSP) for their workloads. This selection process reviews the CSP’s offerings, SLA’s, prices, geographies, customer satisfaction records, and more. For private cloud, the effort focuses on reviewing commercial and open source solutions and the appropriate architecture. Either way, the initial clouds are usually non-production (dev, test, DR). It is important to stabilize the operations of the cloud prior to moving business critical workloads.
  • Establish the transition framework
    The transition framework is the process that will be used to ensure a predictable outcome in the migration. Transition phases are:

Our workload migration services include:

  • Application Migration
  • Database Migration
  • Infrastructure Migration
workload

Discovery

  • Discovery of current assets and usage
  • Discovery of topologies and dependencies
  • Discovery of platforms and licenses
  • Discovery of SLA’s, security and compliance

Analysis

  • Cloud feature/fit analysis
  • Provider analysis
  • Contract model analysis
  • Sizing analysis

Migration and Validation

  • Establish the migration toolkit
  • Migrate infrastructure
  • Migrate applications, platforms and data
  • Migrate operations service
  • Validate migration