The Big Idea
The cloud computing market is expected to reach $623 billion by next year. This article will help you discover how to check your cloud readiness using Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Cloud Readiness Assessment Tool (CART) tool to support a seamless migration.
Why is it important
If not properly prepared, cloud migration can be costly, complicated, and slow for organizations. AWS CART is designed to help you discover possibilities, identify gaps, build a plan for seamless migration of your on-prem infrastructure to cloud.
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Cloud adoption is a business strategy for improving the scalability of internet-based database capabilities while reducing costs and risks. To achieve this, enterprises must pursue cloud transformation:
Cloud transformation: the process of migrating electronic assets from local servers to the cloud. Cloud transformation allows you to save data to an off-site location accessible via public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
Benefits of Cloud Adoption
Cloud storage is rapidly overrunning on-prem data warehouses because of its many positive business impacts including scalability, speed, collaboration, continuity, and rapid ROI.
Cloud Adoption Readiness
The benefits of cloud adoption are excellent indeed. But in order to experience them, organizations must first determine their preparedness to migrate.
Cloud adoption readiness is the process of examining your applications and data to determine if they can be moved to the cloud with minimal impact on operational continuity. This process usually includes an itemized checklist that guides the process and alerts enterprises of what needs to be done to ensure a smooth migration.
AWS designed its own program to help organizations assess their progress with cloud adoption and identify gaps in organizational skills and processes called the Cloud Readiness Assessment Tool (CART). With the insights from the CART, you can formulate an effective plan that follows AWS best practices for migration. It provides you with a migration checklist and a 16-question online survey that assesses your system and organizational readiness for cloud migration. After taking the survey, an assessment report is prepared for you, which provides insights across six dimensions:
The report charts your readiness and helps you find areas for improvement. For those enterprises scoring low on the readiness scale, AWS CART provides resources for improving the score. Your custom report also comes with a heatmap and a radar chart. This comprehensive report will be your key to planning your migration and delivering convincing messages to stakeholders to get their buy-in.
|CART feature||How can it help you?|
|Score Chart||Identify areas in which you do not meet the readiness level and require some preparation.|
|Radar Chart||Visual display of your strengths and weaknesses to help you prioritize remediation.|
|Heatmap||Identify areas that need improvement with recommendations on pre-work.
Here are a few examples of how AWS CART has helped facilitate successful enterprise cloud migration efforts:
Is your organization ready for Cloud Migration?
Cloud is casting an overwhelming shadow over traditional on-premises data warehouses. In order to remain competitive, it is imperative that organizations prepare for cloud migration, starting with determining their cloud adoption readiness. The AWS CART tool is incredibly useful for discovering progress and gaps in the cloud process to ensure business continuity during data transfer. Whether you’re ready to move immediately or you have some work to do, taking the first step towards cloud adoption is a move in the right direction.