What is AWS Migration Evaluator?
The AWS Migration Evaluator is a widely used migration assessment service for tailored, business use case-specific AWS cloud planning and migration. This service gives users free access to data and insights to help them make better decisions about migrating to AWS.
When an enterprise attempts to make a business case on their own, they usually end up taking a lot of time and are not even able to discover the most cost-efficient options at the end of the exercise. With AWS Migration Evaluator, firms can blueprint their particular migration goals and leverage analytics to discover their best migration strategies for custom needs and objectives.
Features & Benefits of AWS Migration Evaluator
Projects accurate costs
The AWS Migration Evaluator gives a clear baseline of what an organization is running at present and what its projected AWS costs will be, measured on-premises provisioning and utilization. The software models compute patterns for different scenarios and show the projected costs to re-host at AWS.
Provides discovery of the inventory
Those users who do not have existing inventory and resource consumption data or need a high level of accuracy, the AWS recommends installing a complimentary agentless collector. If a user already has inventory, the Migration Evaluator can securely upload exports from third-party discovery and monitoring software. If there are gaps in hardware provisioning or utilization during import, industry benchmarks are automatically applied.
Delivers quick insights
The Quick Insights pre-migration assessment gives visibility to business and technical stakeholders into the estimated cost of running on-premises workloads in the AWS Cloud. Business stakeholders can get a single-page summary of the expected savings from re-hosting at AWS on the basis of usage patterns, with expenses broken down by infrastructure and software licenses. What is more, reports are automatically updated according to on-premises discovery data to provide the most updated information. If you need more data insights after receiving Migration Evaluator Quick Insights, simply ask your assigned Migrations Solution Architect and they will create a Business Case report based on your business drivers.
Provides AWS Migration Hub's Server Dependency Mapping
The Migration Evaluator can integrate the discovery of on-premises resources used for a business case with Migration Hub's Server Dependency Mapping. With Migration Hub, users get a view of the server-to-server dependencies, build application groups, and determine the first set of servers to migrate.
Provides Expertise for Deeper Analysis
If the user firm determines it needs more information after obtaining the Migration Evaluator Quick Insights assessment, it can get access to the Migration Evaluator Business Case. A team of solution architects will analyze its migration goals and utilize that information to narrow down a subset of the best migration patterns.
In a nutshell, the report includes 5 sections: what went into the assessment, an executive summary of the savings, a break-down of what went into the on-premises budgets, plus multiple workload specific 'what-if' scenarios for repurchasing and bring your own licenses (BYOL) (with or without dedicated hosts). The same concludes with a recommendation for the customer on next steps for a successful migration.
Additional Advantages of AWS Migration Evaluator
Discover more cost optimization metrics
Fast track your cloud migration decision-making with a customized assessment to reduce costs by up to 50%. With the AWS Migration evaluator, you can also detect the over-provisioned on-premises instances and get recommendations for more cost-efficient AWS alternatives.
Build a data-driven business case for AWS
Migration Evaluator provides the insights that business leaders need, to build a well-documented data-driven business case for AWS migration journey. The findings aid in aligning business and technology stakeholders while also recommending the next step in the migration process.
Remove the guesswork in Migration Strategies
With Migration Evaluator, you get direct access to premium AWS expertise, visibility into multiple cost-effective cloud migration scenarios, and valuable insights on reusing existing software licensing to reduce costs further.
Leverage the AWS Migration Evaluator with Cloud4C: How to Best Assess Your Landscape and Craft a Frictionless Migration Blueprint on AWS?
Cloud4C helps you leverage the benefits of AWS Migration Evaluator and gain much more. With Cloud4C, avail a detailed walk-through of the assessment reports and develop a strategic migration blueprint on AWS cloud specific to your business scenario. Moreover, with its automated approach to AWS Migration, Cloud4C ensures that the entire process is fully secure and seamless without causing any disruption to business as usual or critical dataflows.
Being an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Cloud4C takes prides in being a trusted, application-focused, high-end AWS managed services provider with a hyper-agile Factory-based approach. The Factory-based unique methodology ensures disruption-free migration of complex and mission-critical workloads under a single, highly economical SLA.
We deliver enterprise-grade, end-to-end AWS Cloud Managed services taking complete ownership of your AWS cloud experience. Our certified AWS experts have architected, built, migrated several workloads to AWS following the AWS Well-Architected framework and best practices. A globally active team of AWS certified experts renders anytime, anywhere cloud consulting and support, ensuring a frictionless enterprise transformation on AWS.
No matter where you are in your migration journey and what your level of knowledge or in-house skill in this domain is, Cloud4C works at each stage of your migration planning for the best business outcomes.