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Top 10 AWS Cloud Migration Tools And Services In 2020

One of the ways of becoming a profitable business is by modernising the applications. With the ever-evolving technology, organisations have started shifting their businesses on public clouds as part of a larger digital transformation program.

There are several key benefits of migrating to the cloud, which includes operational resilience,  business agility, cost-efficiency as well as staff productivity. Migrating to cloud platforms such as AWS is an iterative process that evolves as organisations develop new skills, processes, tools, as well as capabilities. It includes moving any workload from on-premise environments or any other hosting facilities to public clouds.


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Here, we have listed down the top 10 AWS cloud migration tools and services one must know.

(The list is in alphabetical order)

1| AWS Migration Hub

About: AWS Migration Hub provides a single location to track the progress of application migrations across multiple AWS and partner solutions. It allows you to choose the AWS cloud platform, including the partner migration tools according to the best fit and provides visibility into the status of migrations across the portfolio of applications. AWS Migration Hub also offers various key metrics and progress for individual applications, regardless of the tools that are being used to migrate them.

Benefits of AWS Migration Hub-

  • Centralised tracking
  • Migration flexibility
  • Improved visibility

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2| AWS Application Discovery Services

About: AWS Application Discovery Service helps enterprise customers plan migration projects by gathering information about their on-premises data centres. AWS Application Discovery Service collects and presents configuration, usage, and behaviour data from your servers to help you better understand your workloads and migrate effectively.

Benefits of AWS Application Discovery Services-

  • Reliable discovery for migration planning
  • Integrated with Migration Hub
  • Protect data with encryption
  • Engage with migration experts

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3| AWS Cloud Adoption Readiness Tool (CART)

About: The AWS Cloud Adoption Readiness Tool (CART) helps organisations of all sizes develop efficient and effective plans for cloud adoption and enterprise cloud migrations. This tool assesses your cloud migration readiness across six perspectives including business, people, process, platform, operations, and security.

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4| AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP)

About: The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is mainly designed to help organisations in their migration journey in order to achieve a range of benefits by migrating the existing workloads to AWS cloud platform. This program has been created to provide a number of benefits such as consulting support, training and services credits to reduce the risk of cloud migration as well as build a strong operational foundation to help offset the initial cost of migrations.  

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5| AWS Server Migration Service

About: AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) is an agentless service which makes it easier to migrate thousands of on-premises workloads to AWS. AWS SMS allows you to automate, schedule, and track incremental replications of live server volumes, making it easier for you to coordinate large-scale server migrations.

Benefits of AWS Server Migration Service-

  • Easy to get started
  • Control and Agility
  • Cost-effective
  • Minimise Downtime

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6| AWS Marketplace

About: AWS Marketplace provides software for each phase of the migration process. It is a digital catalogue with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy solutions that are essential for cloud transformation. 

Benefits of AWS Marketplace-

  • Network and Host-based security solutions
  • Data protection
  • Vulnerability and configuration analysis
  • Flexible pricing and terms

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7| AWS Database Migration Service

About: AWS Database Migration Service helps you migrate databases to AWS quickly and securely. With AWS Database Migration Service, you can continuously replicate your data with high availability and consolidate databases into a petabyte-scale data warehouse by streaming data to Amazon Redshift and Amazon S3.

Benefits of AWS Database Migration Service-

  • Simple to use
  • Minimal downtime
  • Supports widely used databases 
  • Low cost
  • Fast and easy to set-up
  • Reliable

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8| CloudEndure Migration

About: CloudEndure Migration simplifies, expedites, and reduces the cost of cloud migration by offering a highly automated lift-and-shift solution. This service continually replicates your source machines into a staging area in your AWS account without causing downtime or impacting performance.

Benefits of CloudEndure Migration-

  • Easy migrations
  • Increased uptime
  • Reduced costs

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9| TSO Logic

About: TSO Logic delivers accurate data-driven recommendations with the right-size and right-cost compute. The predictive analytics in this service provides insights on an ongoing basis to ensure that you are always running each application in the best place, with the right software and at the lowest TCO — even as your environment’s cloud options and price changes.  

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10| VMware Cloud on AWS

About: VMware and AWS offer organisations a faster, secure path to the cloud. Using VMware Cloud on AWS, organisations can migrate datacenters to the cloud for rapid datacentre evacuation, disaster recovery, and application modernisation.

Benefits of using VMware Cloud on AWS-

  • Expand the capacity and alleviate maintenance disruptions
  • Infrastructure risk mitigation
  • Enable remote workforce  

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