Infographic: Steps to a Successful IT Migration

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Infographics : Steps to a successful IT migration

Assess Current Infrastructure

  • Inventory: Catalog all existing applications, data, and hardware.
  • Performance Baseline: Measure current performance metrics.
  • Risk Analysis: Identify potential risks and mitigation strategies.

Define Objectives and Requirements

  • Goals: Clearly define what you aim to achieve with the migration (e.g., cost reduction, improved performance).
  • Requirements: Determine technical and business requirements.

Choose the Right Migration Strategy


  • Rehosting (Lift and Shift): Move applications as-is to the new environment.
  • Replatforming: Make minimal changes to optimize for the new environment.
  • Refactoring: Redesign applications to leverage cloud-native features.
  • Retire: Decommission obsolete applications.
  • Retain: Keep certain applications in their current state.
For a more comprehensive explanation, check the migration strategies explained by AWS. 

Develop a Detailed Migration Plan

  • Timeline: Create a detailed timeline with milestones and deadlines.
  • Resource Allocation: Allocate necessary resources, including personnel and budget.
  • Communication Plan: Establish a communication plan to keep stakeholders informed.

Perform a Pilot Migration

  • Test Environment: Set up a test environment to simulate the migration.
  • Pilot Testing: Perform a pilot migration with a subset of applications and data.
  • Validation: Validate the pilot results to ensure everything functions correctly.

Execute the Full Migration

  • Data Backup: Ensure all data is backed up before starting the migration.
  • Phased Approach: Migrate in phases to minimize disruption.
  • Monitoring: Continuously monitor the process to address any issues immediately.

Post-Migration Validation and Optimization

  • Performance Testing: Test the performance of applications in the new environment.
  • Data Validation: Ensure all data has been accurately migrated.
  • Optimization: Optimize configurations for performance and cost-efficiency.

Training and Support

  • Training: Provide training for staff on the new environment and tools.
  • Support Plan: Establish a support plan to address post-migration issues.

Continuous Monitoring and Improvement

  • Monitoring Tools: Implement monitoring tools to continuously track performance and security.
  • Feedback Loop: Create a feedback loop to gather user input and make improvements.
  • Regular Audits: Conduct regular audits to ensure ongoing compliance and performance.

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