Every enterprise is planning for the cloud but their progress in migrating to the cloud is hamstrung because of the complexity of planning for the cloud. Most on-premise environments are carefuly tuned for cost, performance and security. In order to migrate the workload to the cloud, the IT manager or architect has to contend with new architectures and roughly a million options to choose from.
As an example, if we examine the options available in public clouds:
- AWS EC2 with 100+ products and their variations and licensing/discounts ► 114,000 options
- Add other non-EC2 products ► 300,000+ options
- Add options from other clouds ► 700,000+ options
Permutations and combinations of cloud options are rapidly growing and changing
To narrow the list of cloud options check off your preferences in the technical considerations and business considerations.
The Akasia Cloud Planning Process
Cloud planning requires examining the on-premise data (configuration as well as utilization), mapping to the most optimal cloud resources, adding cloud-native resources and building the cloud bill of materials in preparation of migration.