Cloud Application Migration Strategies The 6 Rs
As I looked at the lineup of speakers for AWS re:Invent, I took the time to read more about them. When I came across a blog post by Stephen Orban Head of Enterprise Strategy at AWS Considering a Mass Migration to the Cloud? In this blog post, I really liked the way he explained the different Cloud Application Migration Strategies “The 6 Rs”.
Applications can be migrated to the cloud in a number of different ways, and, as with the “Migration Process,” there can be many shades of gray; but we find these 6 Cloud Application Migration Strategies (approaches) to be the most common:
Rehosting (otherwise known as “lift-and-shift”)
Replatforming (I sometimes call this “lift-tinker-and-shift”)
Repurchasing (migrate to a different product/license, often SaaS)
Refactoring (re-architect or re-imagine leveraging cloud-native capabilities)
Retire (get rid of)
Retain (do nothing, usually “revisit later”). (Note: These strategies build upon the 5 R’s that Gartner outlined here in 2011.)
I would encourage you to read the original post. Considering a Mass Migration to the Cloud?
At the End of his blog were some great additional Cloud Application Migration Strategy best Practices references, which he promises to add too over time.
- An E-Book of Cloud Best Practices for Your Enterprise.
- 21 Best Practices for Your Cloud Migration by Sadegh Nadimi, a migration specialist from the AWS Professional Services team.
- A View from the Trenches by Chris Wegmann, Managing Director of the Accenture AWS Business Group.
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