Cloud Migration Testing

cloud migration testing

Cloud migration approach and assurance

Cloud migration is a process of moving the digital assets such as data, workloads, IT resources (servers, storage, network etc.) or applications to cloud infrastructure though it is well understood in general “cloud migration” conveys moving from “on-prem” to “cloud”, but it also refer to moving from one cloud to another cloud(s), such as moving AWS to Azure.

Types of cloud deployment model

  • Public cloud.
  • Private cloud.
  • Hybrid cloud.
  • Multi cloud.

Cloud service models

  • Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS).
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Benefits of migrating to the cloud

  • Elasticity and scalability.
  • Cost savings and effectiveness.
  • Move from Capex to Opex model.
  • Agility and flexibility.
  • Performance, reliability and resiliency.
  • Security and compliance.
  • Less maintenance and simplification of IT.

Cloud migrate challenge

  • Managing cost.
  • Complexity.
  • Dependencies.
  • Legacy applications.
  • Databases.
  • Stakeholder support.
  • Building cloud fluency.

Types of cloud migration strategies

  • Lift and shift.
  • Move and improve.
  • Rip and replace.
  • Repurchasing.
  • Retiring.
  • Retaining.
  • Cloud to cloud migration.
  • Reverse cloud migration.

Team structure

  • Account manager.
  • Solution architect.
  • Cloud experts.
  • Functional expert.
  • Performance expert.
  • Automation expert.
  • Functional engineer.
  • Performance engineer.
  • Automation engineer.

How do you plan a cloud migration?

Without a correct strategy, it can burn on the finance and also it would not be having desired benefit.

If you are looking for a guide to cloud migration, below are some fundamentals to consider

  • What is required to be moved?
  • Why you are moving?
  • How you are going to do?

Below can be the cloud migration check list

  • Evaluate the “why”.
  • Plan for what is moving and how.
  • Migrate applications and data.
  • Modernize and move ahead.

Cloud migration tools and services

AWS cloud migration tools

  • AWS migration hub.
  • AWS application delivery services.
  • AWS server migration service.
  • AWS database migration service.

Microsoft Azure cloud migration tools

  • Azure migrate.
  • Server assessment and server migration.
  • Data migration assistant.
  • Azure data migration service.
  • Azure data box.
  • Movere.

GCP cloud migration tools

  • Transfer service.
  • Transfer appliance.
  • Migrate for anthos.
  • Migrate for compute engine.
  • BigQuery data transfer service.

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