TechTarget chatted with our CTO and co-founder Grant Kirkwood about best practices for AWS migrations. In the article, Grant outlines the steps an IT manager should take to avoid mishaps in what can be a highly complex process (hint: a well-planned strategy and clear goals are key).
“The most important thing companies can do when thinking about migration is to clearly define and articulate the desired end state,” Kirkwood said.
IT managers don’t simply copy over the data and hit the start button. They need to map out how their applications, data management, security infrastructure, existing integrations and configuration settings will work in the cloud in order for the process to go smoothly. It’s also important to decide upfront whether to move everything to AWS or build hybrid cloud architecture for data and application mobility.
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