You may not believe it, but it’s August, and we’re cramming in as much of the goodness of the season as the world will allow. Hope you’re all hanging in, and meanwhile, check out what’s been keeping us busy.
WHAT’S NEW WITH US
AWS Community Builders
In true support of sharing-the-love, we are super proud of our very own Cloud Teacher and CEO David Colebatch, who, as a cloud migration community builder, was included in the launch of a new Community Builders program by AWS, which provides resources and mentorship to people new to cloud. Way to go, sensei!
In striving to help our migration partners provide their customers with the efficient, seamless cloud migrations they expect, we continue to be joined by new partners who make this their aim as well.
A warm welcome to VAST and Click as they join us in the journey to the cloud!
We’re coming up on our next All-Virtual Migration Enablement Workshop set for Tuesday, September 16, 2020. Register now and join us from home while our own David Colebatch walks you through the first 3 phases of the cloud migration process.
Can’t wait? You can sign up for a one-on-one if you like the sounds of a dedicated, private workshop, with our team.
PUBLIC DOMAINS FEATURE
We have significantly improved the usability of the Public Domains feature. You can use this feature to instantly identify and analyze a whole series of any application endpoints that need to be included in your cloud assessment. We’ve now made it possible to save the results so you can easily come back to continue your assessment anytime. The mobile and tablet support has been improved as well! Try it out for free right now!
“I can’t afford to review all of my apps right now, just a subset. How would I decide which apps to include in the smaller sample?” - Praveen from Hyderabad
Great question Praveen,
Many of our clients begin their journey with assessing a subset of their application portfolio. How you select which applications can depend on a number of factors, but most important is to understand what the goals of the assessment are:
Is there an end-of-life for some computing or storage hardware?
Do you need to avoid end-of-support for the version of software you’re running?
Are you trying to determine cloud ROI?
Is there an upcoming end of lease or sale of the datacenter where these apps reside?
Is the department being sold and the apps need to migrate outside your datacenter?
Is a specific department interested in adopting modern application development?
Are you trying to better understand your IT environment in order to create an assessment and migration factory for a wholesale move to the cloud?
We had a recent client facing a hardware refresh where, in order to avoid the upcoming hardware purchase, they had budgeted 2 years to “lift & shift” or rehost their applications using a cloud IaaS offering. By taking a business-first, data-driven approach to provide a speedy assessment, the client found that they could perform a transformative migration and adopt cloud-native services in only 15 months. Avoiding doing a migration 2-step (rehost, followed by modernize) the client saved a great deal of cost and effort.
I can’t go into all of the details in the newsletter, however, when selecting which applications to assess, identify the goals and budget available for the project and choose accordingly.
As an example, when looking at a move to cloud-first and cloud-native, select applications representing a cross-section of the departments, technologies and locations. Strive for 15-20% of the total portfolio, or the maximum your budget can support. You will be able to extrapolate from the assessment data to better understand what the total effort will look like.
A lengthy answer to a small question, but I hope this helps!
Keep those questions coming!
See the changelog for more updates and keep those product ideas and feedback coming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking to access our past webinars, they’re available on demand after you register. Topics include: ingesting your application portfolio, source code analysis and more.
- CBA gives itself at least five years to move into public cloud - In the race to the cloud, banks like Commonwealth Bank are playing the hare to the world’s tortoise, setting a goal of 5+ years to move 95% of compute to the cloud.
- Snowflake files for IPO, taking on Amazon and Microsoft cloud database businesses - This cloud software company from Silicon Valley filed to go public on August 24th, their gross profit having almost tripled since the first half of 2019. Their data warehouse technology residing entirely in the cloud both relies on the big 3 for infrastructure, and competes with them.
- How cloud analytics can drive digital transformation in government - Daniel Summer of Microsoft Industry blogs grabbed an interview with Steve Bennett, Director of Global Government Practice, SAS to discuss how government entities can become agile champions of cloud analytics, spurred on by the arrival of COVID-19.
- Canalys: Google is top cloud infrastructure provider for online retailers - Congrats Google, retailers love you! Canalys, the Palo Alto marketing, analytics, and research firm, reported that since the pandemic, Google has been the top platform for retailers (online or otherwise) looking to increase their online presence. No surprise Amazon wasn’t their first choice…
- Google Cloud Anthos update brings support for on-prem, bare metal - Anthos isn’t messing around. In addition to helping you move applications across cloud providers, they’re also making it possible to support the parts of your business you want to keep on-prem while you’re transitioning.
- ONS chooses Google Cloud as partner for 2021 Census - More good news for Google, the UK Office for National Statistics has bestowed on Google Cloud the challenge of processing data from 25 million households across England and Wales.
- Kong Unveils First Cloud Native API Platform Built for DevOps-Driven Automation Across Hybrid Environments - Cloud connectivity giant, Kong, brings us Kong Enterprise. As organizations worldwide are running on hybrid clouds currently, the future is this cloud-native, end-to-end service connectivity platform. Oh, and it’s multi-cloud and multi-regional, too.
That’s all for August 2020. If you’ve had a good time with us this newsletter, let us know by sharing on social media (links below) and keep your friends up to date.
And in case you missed it, check out our July newsletter.
Stay united and see you in September!