AWS to Simplify Application Migration To Cloud
Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), is soon to offer a new service that simplifies the process of migrating enterprise applications to its cloud.
Sign up now for the AWS Application Discovery Service. This service was announced yesterday at the AWS Summit in Chicago.
This service will help system integrators plan application migrations. It will identify all applications that are being used in on-premises Datacenters and any dependencies they rely on as well as their performance data.
The service’s Web page states that AWS Application Discovery Service automatically collects configuration data from servers, storage, and networking equipment to create a list application, their performance, and how interdependent they are. This information is stored in AWS Application Discovery Service databases. You can export it as a CSV file or XML file to your preferred visualization tool, or cloud migration solution to reduce complexity and time.
AWS stated that application dependencies are difficult to identify at scale due to the lack of automated tools. The company stated that AWS Application Discovery Service uncovers network communications and associated processes. It combines this information to determine the application and infrastructure dependencies within your workloads. This allows you to account for many dependencies in your migration to AWS.
The new tool, which offers a set of APIs and open data formats, is expected to be integrated with other tools that handle application migrations to AWS cloud.
AWS stated that the new service will be made available through AWS Professional Services, or through one its APN Partners.
Coincidentally, a cloud services company called Intermedia, which is attending the AWS Summit, just published a new survey designed to investigate the migration of applications to the AWS Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. The survey revealed that ERP was cited by 44 percent of respondents, as well as file synchronization (40%) and server backup (38%).