Cloud Adoption: Azure and AWS

Move to the Cloud Quickly, Securely and Cost-effectively.

XMS SolutionsXMS Solutions has helped hundreds of customers move to enterprise cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure or AWS. Leverage the lessons we’ve learned as one of the first Microsoft Azure Partners in the country to move complex data-driven enterprise applications to new cloud offerings like SQL Managed Instance and Azure Data Factory.

We’ll help you understand what subscription level and security settings you’ll need to meet and exceed current application performance. We’ll also share several insider optimization techniques to keep ongoing costs reasonable and predictable.

It Starts with A Plan

XMS Solutions always recommends a Cloud Assessment to chart the path towards a successful cloud migration. This is a condensed engagement, usually lasting around 2 weeks. Our cloud architects work with your business leaders to understand your applications and use cases, share benefits and limitations of the cloud, and ensure all stakeholders have critical visibility and understanding prior to beginning the move.

The Cloud Assessment comes with a roadmap, recommendations and cost estimates both for migration and ongoing management. Topics can include:

  • Current Application Performance, Security and Access Requirements
  • Workload Analysis and Prioritization
  • Target Environment Architecture
  • Access Methods and Subscription Levels
  • Additional Third-Party Tools and Options
  • Migration Best Practices, Roadmap and Project Plan
  • Ongoing Management Recommendations and Cost Analysis
Making The Move

Migrating to the cloud is even more complex than the migrations your team is used to. There are feature set gaps to contend with, different solutions and requirements for access. I/O is now the dominant cost component. Is your network set up to handle the new access and data requirements?

Having experts to chart the course and ensure your migration goes smoothly enhances your own internal credibility and minimizes disruption and productivity impacts for critical applications and teams.  XMS can assist your team as much or as little as needed.

Ongoing Management

Maintaining performance and cost levels for an enterprise cloud deployment is different than running on premise. Different types and levels of optimization are often required, both at the database and application levels. Access methods can vary and require more than just out of the box Microsoft or Amazon solutions. XMS Managed Cloud Services ensures you get the most ongoing value from your cloud deployment- and avoid unpleasant surprises.