With today’s cloud hosting platforms, companies no longer need to contain their own server rooms for storing all of their software systems, data, applications, and more. But if your company’s system was built on a traditional server, you’ll need some help to migrate it to the cloud. Brewer Digital offers cloud migration services that will modernize the way your custom applications are stored and save you resources down the line.
What is Cloud Migration?
Cloud migration is the process of moving a company’s application and data from traditional servers to a cloud-based platform such as AWS or Azure. At Brewer Digital, we specialize in migrating your custom applications to the cloud. This process involves:
- Understanding the current environment of the application(s)
- Architecting a cloud solution
- Rebuilding the environment in the cloud
- Migrating the data/code to that new environment
There are some elements of cloud migration that are more in-line with traditional IT migration work, such as migration email to the cloud or setting up cloud services such as Google Suite. These are generally not within the scope of our cloud migration services at Brewer Digital.
Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud
As with most modernization processes, migrating your company’s software to the cloud makes it easier to efficiently manage your application and typically saves lots of money as a result.
The main benefits of cloud migration are:
- Improved redundancy
- Improved security
- Improved performance
- Decreased costs
At Brewer Digital, we’ve been able to get our clients amazing results. Read our cloud migration case study to see how we used Docker to “package up” and consolidate multiple custom software applications for cloud migration, ultimately saving Equifax $100,000 in annual infrastructure costs.
Main Cloud Platforms
Brewer Digital works with 3 main cloud platforms: AWS, Azure, and GCP. Each have the same basic capabilities, and which platform we recommend varies based on your application’s needs, your current software stack, and your own company’s personal preference.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS, hosted by Amazon, is the industry leader and the platform that we recommend the most often. Of the 3 main platforms, AWS is the oldest and best-documented. The amount of documentation means that it’s the easiest to work with, which expands our capabilities for unique situations.
Azure, hosted by Microsoft, is best for companies that are already heavily invested in the Microsoft stack using elements like .NET, MSSQL, and C#. Deploying to Azure in these cases allows us to migrate with the most ease, as the Microsoft stack will play nicely with the new environment.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
GCP, hosted by Google, is also a perfectly capable cloud platform. Our team used GCP for the cloud migration project mentioned in our Equifax case study, and it tends to work well with companies that have already set up the majority of their day-to-day operations using the Google Suite of products.
Cloud Migration Services from Brewer Digital
Want to work with our team of developers to migrate your custom software to the cloud? We follow a simple process, starting with planning a strategy based on your current environment. Once we know what we’re working with, we’ll build out the new cloud architecture, and migrate your data, code, and all configurations to the new environment once it’s ready. This is generally conducted as a staged roll-out so we can fix any snags as we go and get your team migrated seamlessly.