When and How to Migrate to the Cloud

Migrate to cloud

Everyone is telling you to migrate to the cloud. TransitionManager can tell you how

Everyone — executives, colleagues, partners — is telling you to migrate to the cloud. The arguments in favor of doing so, especially application agility and shedding the “heavy lifting” of managing physical infrastructure, are overwhelming.

What’s lost in the noise and pressure to migrate to the cloud as quickly as possible is that it’s just very difficult to know what can migrate, when and how. As IT pros, we’ve all experienced the challenge of trying to explain the technical nuance and complexities of our applications environment to execs and colleagues. Attempting a cloud migration without a way to communicate and manage that complexity is risky. After all, even with all the spreadsheets and Visio diagrams we have, keeping the application environment straight in our own heads takes mega effort. Forget trying to make it clear to business owners and non-data center personnel.

So, the  question isn’t, “Should I migrate applications to the cloud?” Instead, the most pressing question is, “How can I ‘detangle’ my environment in a way that gives me a clear picture of what can be migrated, when and how?”

Our answer to this challenge is TransitionManager. Developed specifically to manage typical data center complexity and focused on the movement of assets from one place to another, TransitionManger is uniquely able to help you understand, evaluate, plan and communicate movement of applications from your computing environment to the cloud.

Let me share with you two examples of the value of TransitionManager.

First, have you ever wanted a simple way of knowing the scale, in numbers, of what is dependent on what in your environment? TransitionManager’s dependency table can show you. In the nearby image (click to enlarge it), we can see that dependency group number one has 29 applications which depend on numerous virtual and physical servers as well as databases.

TransitionManager architecture graph

TransitionManager architecture graph (click to enlarge)

It’s obvious, I would suggest, how these kinds of outputs detangle your environment in ways that will accelerate your applications’ cloud migration. Bottom line: if you are considering a cloud migration, you should be considering TransitionManager.

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