CloudPilot® Application Migration Tools

CloudPilot® is an application migration tool, which will assist you to migrate your On-Premise data on cloud with effective means of security and compliance amended with the system. This tool will allow the On-Premise applications to undergo with Static Code analysis, and to check their readiness to migrate to a cloud environment. The re-factoring process involve detailed code-level changes for cloud migration and their final testing for enterprise technological controls and guidelines. CloudPilot® will map all the details with a MAP analyzer tool which will scan all the data and information related to project packages, SQL objects and other information in file formats to get scanned for migration and to have a detailed glance for all the attributes required to move with cloud; be it the compliance guidelines to adhere, any code modification or few of the priority based modules required to check before moving to cloud. The detailed report by the MAP tool will help the analyzers to look for the loop holes , where the migration is restricted by the compliance mode or modification of the code-level changes are less effective with the current paradigms of programming for cloud. To move to the cloud with a public, private or hybrid cloud require knowledge for all the strict guidelines to be followed by the system administrators and supporters of the product to keep check at every step towards their journey for cloud migration and to take the benefits of cloud policies and solutions for their growth and learning.

Navigation for Cloud:

Before moving to the cloud, the necessary component included in system development and maintenance should be outlined and compared with that required for cloud. Cloud services need a solid approach and a strategic plan, showing services mapped and compared with that of the traditional roadmap, to go aligned with the new model of development with all the pieces of information on place with each module. A potential loss in business activities could alter the future of the organization; for which it is to take with utmost care that all the steps for migration are strategic and be implemented on time with the exact flow of process and production.

Below are the essential steps to be taken for successful migration of existing applications to cloud computing:

  • Assess the system and infrastructure regulations and policies with that require merging with SaaS/IaaS or PaaS standards.
  • Identify and analyze the workloads of On-Premise applications and servers to get the exact recommendations for that of cloud datacenters.
  • Utilization of Business use cases and processes.
  • A methodological approach defined with the strategic plan.
  • Demonstrate an Integration Model, elastic in working.
  • A security driven model and infrastructure services.
  • Utilization of best practices at each step of modernization of products and systems with cloud.

 

Below are the highlights for suitable and less suitable applications for migration to cloud computing.

 

Less elastic components for cloud. Migration candidates, which are effective and elastic in working to move to the cloud.
Applications having sensitive information and data, included with a legal risk with disclosure are not compatible to move on cloud. A group of mobile users, using and accessing the organization – applications to manage and control the activities at work and share balanced and limited information to the organization’s broad management information databases.
System that require a private network and performance-sensitive is not a good candidate for cloud. System and applications, which require a complete set of computing resources, while execution.
Bulk data movement with frequent transaction processes under On-Premise environment can’t be elastic to adopt cloud execution models. Application, which require a different time zone to operate from that of the location where your company’s infrastructure is placed.
 

Solution developed with legacy platforms, which do not support the migration policies and standards.

Application changes required at code-level and their prototyping and executing for their performance at the same level of environment.
Application currently governing the SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) model.

Readiness assessment extents the following areas:

 

  • Business Considerations –

This section will inform the overall organizational readiness for migration to cloud. It will confirm the acceptance of all the regulatory compliances for cloud to be adopted by the application owners and product delivery managers of On-Premise infrastructure. It will analyze the state of movement require to move on cloud, also verify the risk components of business and check the environment resistance against cloud adaptation.

System Lifecycle Considerations –

Analyze the retirement, fresh or startup condition of the application. If the solution require modification in design for cloud and for its benefits. Identify a new solution instead under SaaS.

Architecture Considerations –

Identify, if the application is developed with SOA and is a web-based one, developed on multi-tier architecture? The effort estimations required for migration, its demand fluctuations. The impact on demand over cloud?

Data Transitions-

Data integrity and information security need to be preserved on cloud with public and hybrid components of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Data sensitivity concerns and their movement within networks, a frequent movement will require more bandwidth and higher cost associated with it and could result with lag in performance.

Technological Requirements –

Resilience in performance of network infrastructures to move across multiple servers and datacenters. Technological implementation required for network isolation, virtual private networks on cloud. Application must readily support the standards and protocols to migrate and work with ease on cloud.

Security concerns-

Authorization and authentication at system and infrastructure level, with that supported by the CSPs responsible for security controls, verification and corroboration for vulnerabilities while interaction on web. Continues monitoring and reporting should be provided by all the CSPs to check the security concerns on time.

Integration Considerations-

Determine the dependencies with other systems for that migrating on cloud. Applications might have issues with data roll out under different business processes. Migration might require active directories shared with different resources and with a same data management (MDM), they might have single sign on with same credentials for all applications. Analyzers should identify the repercussions of these extensive changes and determine the required protocols, utilities or libraries including a check on performance requirements for bulk amount of data involved Application Migration Tools.

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