Posted by aionol | 29 NOV 2017

How Much Time Do You Need To Invest Into Cloud Migration?

Shifting your infrastructure, data, applications and management systems to the cloud is an investment in time and money. It’s an investment that pays off in the long-run, but at the moment it might still seem like a big effort. Many businesses wonder how long it will take to move their databases to the cloud, so that […]

Shifting your infrastructure, data, applications and management systems to the cloud is an investment in time and money. It’s an investment that pays off in the long-run, but at the moment it might still seem like a big effort.

Many businesses wonder how long it will take to move their databases to the cloud, so that they can calculate the costs and time required. And as is the case for most things – the answer really depends on your businesses.

Rules of Thumb To Calculate Estimated Migration Time

But there are a few rules of thumbs and guidelines that can help determine an estimated time how long it should take you. Of course this might change according to individual circumstances, but it’ll give you a good initial idea.

Lift and Shift

How Much Time Do You Need To Invest Into Cloud Migration?

How Much Time Do You Need To Invest Into Cloud Migration?

If you are looking to move your data, applications and systems without ‘spring-cleaning’, you are looking at a shorter time frame. A ‘lift and shift’ move means that you are trading off cloud-specific features for speed, as you won’t be able to utilise features such as governance or identity management without modifying your databases first. On average this undertaking will take up to 200-300 days for 100 workloads.

Spring-Clean and Improve Your Databases on The Move

IF you decide to take the migration process as an opportunity to reformat and redesign your databases to get the most out of them and lift limitations off your business, you are looking at a much longer time frame. In general it depends on the amount and complexity of refactoring required for you applications. A reasonable estimate would be that 20% of applications need modification, and each week you can refactor 10%. That means 100 workloads will take 200 weeks.

How Much Time Do You Need To Invest Into Cloud Migration?

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How Much Time Can You Spare?

On top of that, the design of the application, the coupling of the databases and everything that goes into the structuring of the solution for your business takes time. But most of the processes can run parallel.

Migrating to the cloud is a big commitment of resources. At Iono, we make sure that you can reach your business goals and timelines, whilst our experts pay attention to detail in the cloud migration processes. Contact us today to get an estimate of how much time your migration process will take.

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