Cloud Computing Services

What is Cloud Migration?

Cloud Migration is the process of transferring an enterprise's digital assets, such as data, applications, IT-related services etc., from an existing infracture, such as a traditional setup at a datacenter, to a cloud computing environment. An enterprise, depending upon their future requirements and their existing environment, decides whether to take a leap and move the infrastructure in its entirety to the cloud or adapt a step-by-step process starting with partial migration while retaining some of its legacy infrastructure operations. If the migration process involves moving these assets from an existing cloud to another cloud, the process is known as cloud-to-cloud migration.

Why Cloud Migration?

Sooner or later, all the businesses will transition to cloud and to sustain in the market against its potential competitors, one has to fully or partially migrate to cloud. The benefits that come along with this movement will not only boost the businesses’ digital operations but also considerably enhances the architecture increases the end-user experience thereby increasing the enduser experience.

Why us?

At ACRO-IT solutions, our certified professionals assist with careful analysis, planning, and implementation to ensure the optimal utilization of the benefits cloud computing services guarantee.  Whether it is from a traditional data center or from an existing cloud, we aim at seamless movement of your business without interruptions that would serve in the best interests of the enterprise growth.

Benefits of Cloud Migration

It is easier for an enterprise to factor in their decision to migrate when they know how they can benefit from the migration. Following are the core benefits of shifting to cloud.

Dramatically boosts performance

The end-user experience is unparallel as the data now is not geographically bounded on an on-premise physical server thereby reducing network latency. This reduction in the data travel improves the application performance by serving an increased number of users or higher throughput.

Cost effectiveness

The operational costs are significantly lowered when the data is moved to cloud as this eliminates the setup and maintenance thereby reducing the costs of in-house IT operations or data hardware.


Considered to be the main benefit of cloud migration, this means that the application does not depend on physical addition of servers or other related software or licenses and can scale up to support higher workloads which is a tedious task in legacy infrastructures.

End-user experience

While increasing the performance and reducing costs, migration also enhances the digital experience for the end-users. Our expert profressionals with our modernized tools ensure to support enhnced digital transformation.

Cloud Migration Strategies

To deploy Cloud, an enterprise must factor in what would be its deployment model and its service category.  One of the models from the public, private, and hybrid and one of the services from SaaS, PaaS, and IasS will be the key elements on adaptation of the migration approach.  According to Gartner, the following are the 5 strategies that an enterprise can strategize to migrate to cloud.

Rehost - With rehosting, the application architecture from both physical and virtual services is moved from one location to another location without disturbing the migrated assets depending upon the compatibility.  This means the application is recreated on the new infrastructure.  The service category is termed as IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) in this scenario.

Refactor - This is similar to rehosting but with modification to the code that is not compatible with the new environment.  The primary goal is to keep the application updated so as to make it work with the newly migration cloud environment. Unlike IaaS in rehosting, the refactoring service category is termed as PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service).

Revise - Revising strategy can be used as a pre-application strategy for rehosting or refactoring.  The code base is modified to support the new cloud environment so that the application can be fully benefited from the cloud services.  Once revising strategy is applied, then the deployment can continue with rehosting or refactoring.

Rebuild - Similar to revising, rebuilding also means rewriting the application along with its architectural changes.  In this case, the application's entire code base is replaced with a new one, again keeping the compatibility as priority.  This service is also categorized as a PaaS provider's platform.

Replace - Replacing strategy is discarding the existing application in its entirety.  However, this doesn't involve redevelopment of native applications, but by using Software-as-a-Service, migrating to third-party applications where the data is only retained and the rest of the software is brand new.

Cloud Migration steps

Following are the key steps in the process of migration to a cloud computing service. Any process starts with planning and ends with maintenance and cloud migration isn't any different. Though the process might involve more interim steps, below listed are the core concepts in the movement.