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Heading to the Cloud: Introduction to Cloud Migration
Monday, August 16, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDT
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Heading to the Cloud: Introduction to Cloud Migration

August 16, 2021 - Online Meeting - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET

Guest Speaker: Susanna Tedrick

Cloud offers organizations the opportunity to run their workloads on physical machines at a reduced cost, with better overall performance and enhanced security. Yet engaging in a partial or total migration to cloud requires a solid, holistic strategy that focuses on technical and management challenges that will likely arise, and an organizational mindset that will help ensure the migration’s success. This introductory, vendor agnostic talk will highlight the technical, management and cultural considerations that every cloud migration strategy should consider, how to address some common challenges, and best practices to help guide the process.

Main points of discussion:-

- Benefits (and potential pitfalls) of cloud migrations
- Discussion of cloud migration types
  • On-prem to cloud (primary focus of talk)
  • Cloud to cloud
  • Cloud to on prem
- Discussion of cloud migration models
  • Rehost
  • Replatform
  • Refactor
  • Repurpose
  • Retiring
  • Retaining
  • Hybrid
- Migration checklist
  • Examining reasons for moving to the cloud and organizational mindset
  • Examining current infrastructure and applications
  • Examining of migration tools
- Migration process
  • Typical phases
  • Assessment
  • Planning
  • Deployment
  • Optimization
- Migration best practices
  • Establish KPIs
  • Developing the migration plan
  • Determining what to move/when
  • Planning for data migration
  • Planning for storage migration
  • Determining target cloud environment(s)
- Other common migration challenges
  • Financial


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