The key to improving your cloud migration time

with Virtusa and AWS

Venkateswara Rao Mandala,

Senior Director-Technology

Published: January 3, 2024

For decades, using mechanical car keys to start an automobile was standard procedure. Now, those jagged pieces of metal are nearly extinct. According to a 2023 report, the keyless entry system is now standard, and the industry is only expanding. No more digging around for keys, opening the door, or turning on your favorite music. As vehicles have become smarter, the driving experience has become more convenient, efficient, and personalized because of all the data being shared across systems.

For enterprises striving to work more efficiently while also delivering a powerful customer experience at lower cost, it is critical to be able to share data across systems seamlessly. Doing so might sound simple, but for extremely complex organizations, like Nasdaq, it can take upwards of a decade for a complete migration.

While the above is an extreme example, cloud migrations are complex procedures that don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. In fact, the surge in the data being generated and captured by organizations is overwhelming. As a result, the ability to harness, manage, and analyze it has become essential to long-term success.

Other challenges, like technology sprawl, a high-tech debt, nonoptimal utilization of scarce resources, and multiple processes and frameworks, bog organizations down as they strive to build a data-driven decision-making culture. But the good news is that as more and more businesses migrate to the cloud, we’re getting better and faster with data migration initiatives.

Even with endless success stories, enterprises, in general, are concerned about having a secure and seamless transfer, bandwidth availability, and integration of data with on-prem and cloud systems post-migration.

This is where Virtusa and AWS have excelled for more than a decade together. Virtusa ensures that data continues to be the fuel that drives business operations and insights, advanced analytics, and better overall performance on the AWS Cloud.

Virtusa data experts start by gaining a deep understanding of the current data sprawl. Virtusa thoroughly evaluates the existing IT landscape using state-of-the-art tools combined with experience from large-scale cloud migrations. Data engineers then build a comprehensive roadmap for the migration journey. Leveraging this assessment and roadmap, Virtusa and AWS have proven methods for migrating applications, data, virtual machines (VMs), and more to the cloud with minimal disruption to business operations.

According to PwC’s 2023 Cloud Business Survey, “Executives at cloud-powered companies understand that data is at the heart of transformation efforts. And they need to address the all-too-common issue of siloed — and mushrooming — data that is not only untapped but also ungoverned. Cloud-powered companies are much more likely to have an enterprise-wide data strategy than other companies (88% versus 59%). This means they develop a streamlined architecture to modernize their data into an integrated view, create governance structures, and concentrate on building the skills and operational changes needed to become a data-driven organization.”

Using its proven cloud migration factory, Virtusa delivers large-scale migration with automated tools to significantly reduce the time it takes to migrate and secure data.

Virtusa recently worked with a multinational financial services firm to migrate their on-prem databases to the AWS Cloud. Virtusa created a highly stable, secure foundation for scaling the business, completing the migration, and accelerating provisioning by automating time-consuming deployment tasks.

Virtusa’s approach helped ensure on-demand scalability and predictable, repeatable builds and deployments for the client. The client realized significant benefits from the Virtusa database migration factory, including:

  • 40% savings in efforts for the migrated databases as compared to manual migrations
  • 25% faster automation of a new database, resulting from a reusable Python template
  • 50-60% savings in efforts for scaling to the new environment for the 44 databases in scope

Think of AWS and Virtusa as your key fob to data migration. It’s critical to choose the right migration partners who can assess your existing environment and develop a data migration and roadmap that is designed to put you in the driver’s seat to success.

As an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, Virtusa has executed extraordinarily complex migrations for some of the largest global brands. Virtusa combines its digital technology expertise and Engineering First approach to help clients drive innovation, scale, and agility by accelerating their adoption of AWS. 

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