Cloud Migration

cloud migration

Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements to a cloud computing environment.


We at Shadow perform various types of cloud migrations .One common model is the transfer of data and applications from a local, on-premises data center to the public cloud. However, a cloud migration could also entail moving data and applications from one cloud platform or provider to another a model known as cloud-to-cloud migration. A third type of migration is to uncloud also known as a reverse cloud migration or declouding where data or applications are moved off of the cloud and back to a local data center.

Cloud Migration Operating Model

Otherwise known as “lift-and-shift.” Depending on the details of the migration, an enterprise may choose to move an application to its new hosting environment without any modification . Most rehosting can be automated with tools (e.g. AWS VM Import/Export, Racemi)
We call this “lift-tinker-and-shift.You may be looking to reduce the amount of time you spend managing database instances by migrating to a database-as-a-service platform like Amazon RDS, or migrating your application to a fully managed platform like Amazon Elastic Beanstalk.
Re-imagining how the application is architected and developed, typically using cloud-native features.This is typically driven by a strong business need to add features, scale, or performance that would otherwise be difficult to achieve in the application’s existing environment.
Moving to a different product. I most commonly see repurchasing as a move to a SaaS platform. Moving a CRM to, an HR system to Workday, a CMS to Drupal, and so on.
Usually this means “revisit” or do nothing (for now).


Improved IT Resource Management

Increased Mobility

Larger Talent Pool

Collective IT Insight

Easier Mergers and Acquisitions

Reduced Carbon Footprint